Family Fun, Live Performances, Festive Decorations, Holiday Shopping, and a lot more!

2018 Holiday Happenings guide coming soon.



Ring in the New Year with amazing street performers, stilt walkers, jugglers, fire-eaters, and… a spectacular FIREWORKS display from State Pier on the working waterfront at 8:30PM.

Checkout pictures from the 2017 City Celebrates on our Facebook page:

Holiday Happenings and City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve is presented by Mayor Jon Mitchell, City of New Bedford in collaboration with:


Great appreciation and thanks to this year’s Event sponsor:

Bristol County Savings Bank

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

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PARTNER VENUE LOCATIONS: UMass Dartmouth CVPA, New Bedford Harbor Hotel, New Bedford Public Library, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Fishing Heritage Center, YMCA of Southeastern MA, Gallery X,  Seamen’s Bethel, Zeiterion Theatre, Parks, Recreation & Beaches (Custom House Square and Wing’s Court)