Event List

Friday, December 1st & Saturday, December 2nd
AHA! Presents Holiday Shop & Stroll

Saturday, December 2nd & Sunday, December 3rd
A New England Nutcracker, New Bedford Ballet

Saturday, December 2nd (5PM)
City of New Bedford Tree Lighting, New Bedford Free Public Library

Sunday, December 3rd, 2pm
A Very Electric Christmas, Zeiterion Theatre

Sunday, December 3rd
Cookies and Paws, Buttonwood Park Zoo

Sunday, December 3rd
Festival of Lights Celebration, Clasky Common Park

Thursday, December 7th
AHA! City Sidewalks

Friday, December 8th – Sunday, December 10th
A New England Nutcracker, New Bedford Ballet

Saturday, December 9th
Santa Sightings 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, December 9th
A Christmas Carol, Zeiterion Theatre

Saturday, December 9th & Sunday, December 10th
26th Annual Holiday House Tour, Wamsutta Club

Saturday, December 16th & Sunday, December 17th
Breakfast with Santa, Buttonwood Park Zoo

Saturday, December 16th
Holiday Happenings, Custom House Square

Saturday, December 16th
NBSO Family Holiday Pops, Zeiterion Theatre

Sunday, December 17th
Christmas Candlelight Service, Seamen’s Bethel

Sunday, December 31st
City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 31st
New Year’s Eve Bash, New Bedford Whaling Museum

More to come…


Holiday Happenings and City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve

is presented by the City of New Bedford, Mayor Jon Mitchell, in collaboration with:


Great appreciation and thanks to this year’s Event sponsor: Bristol County Savings Bank

and Supporting sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield and New Bedford Whaling Museum


Fireworks co-sponsors: AGM Marine Contractors, Inc. and Tucker-Roy Marine Salvage & Towing

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Holiday Happenings/City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve is the recipient of a Mass Cultural Council Festivals Grant.

PARTNER VENUE LOCATIONS: The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, UMass Dartmouth CVPA, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, YMCA of Southeastern MA, New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!, Gallery X, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, Parks, Recreation & Beaches (Custom House Square and Wing’s Court)