City Celebrates! New Year’s Eve presented by Mayor Jon Mitchell and sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank

FREE Programming throughout Downtown New Bedford 5PM-8PM
Fireworks on the waterfront by State Pier 8:30PM

Check out amazing street performers, stilt walkers, jugglers, fire-eaters, and…

  • An Interfaith Service from 5-6pm in Seamen’s Bethel featuring harpist Eva MacFarlane 6:00-8:00PM
  • A dynamic Toe Jam Puppet Band performance at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30PM at the YMCA!
  • Living Art: Fortune Teller by Ten31 Productions and Lucky The Whaling City Witch card reading at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 5:30-7:30PM
  • New for 2019! Vinny’s Miracle Fish Puppet at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  • The Living Snow Globe at Wings Court from 5:30 to 7:30!
  • the Snow King & Queen at the Zeiterion Penlar space from 5:30 to 7:30pm.
  • Hot Chocolate with Miss New Bedford at the Zeiterion theatre starting at 5pm!


  • Jedlie’s Magic Circus presents a Family Magic Workshop at the New Bedford Public Library 5:30 and 6:30PM
  • Whaling City Sounds provides jazz music at the UMASS Dartmouth CVPA/Star Store 5:00-7:00PM
  • New for 2019! D.D. Bastos & the Sons of Providence play at New Bedford Harbor Hotel 6:00-8:00PM
  • Face Painting by Overhead Arts at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

(Locations subject to change)

In Wings Court & Custom House Square

  • DJ Anghelli will be spinning dance hits in Wings Court 5:00-8:00PM
  • New for 2019! Check out Mr. Vinny’s Bubble Guys and Gals in Wings Court 5:30-7:30PM
  • Overhead Arts performances with stilt walkers, and glow hoops (Purchase Street, Wing’s Court, Custom House Square)
  • Cirque de Light will heat up the night with improvisational fire spinning and LED hoop performances from 5:00-8:00PM in Custom House Square

(Locations subject to change)

For more information and a complete updated list of New Year’s Events visit

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