When it comes to New Year’s Eve parties in Chatham, you’ll find that First Night Chatham has the best New Years Eve party for kids and friends! The locals love supporting the arts and the community by attending this beloved event every year and supporting it so much it sells out. Always held on New Year’s Eve, this year’s First Night Chatham will have over 70 performances community-wide. Never heard of this amazing event? Let us fill you in!
Plan your New Year’s celebration right here in Chatham this year! Find great things to do in our free Vacation Guide and an incredible place to stay at Chatham Gables Inn! We want you to have the very best visit to Cape Cod, so download our guide today!
What You Should Know About First Night Chatham
First Night Chatham starts at noon and goes all the way through midnight. Since this event has grown to be so popular, there will be some activities the night before on the 30th. You’ll want to buy a button to get into events. Due to the popularity of First Night Chatham, it’s important to arrive a little early! Even though you can get into the performance, there is still limited seating.
The first performance that we are looking forward to is new for this year, Chinese Folk Art Dancers. This is a nonprofit organization from Boston that promotes Chinese culture through dance. All of the dancers are aged 12-18 and some of the dances they perform are the Lion Dance and the Dragon Dance. This will be held at 2 p.m. at Monomoy Middle School Auditorium.
If you plan on bringing the kids, have them tap into their creative side at the Children’s Art Studio which will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Elementary School Cafeteria. Also, most young kids won’t be able to wait until midnight to see the fireworks. Bring them to Veterans Field at 6:30 p.m. for a pint-sized fireworks display that they will be talking about for ages.
Plan Your New Year’s Visit to Chatham
This is just a drop in the bucket from what is on the list of performances and activities that will be available that day. You’ll love staying with us at Chatham Gables Inn. Our inn reflects the culture and style of the area and the rooms display a level of comfort and luxury you’ll enjoy. Want to make your trip extra special? Ask about all of the extras we offer! First Night Chatham is a very popular day in our town and rooms sell out quickly so be sure to contact us to book your stay! So, browse our available rooms and suites and get the ball rolling on your winter vacation! And, when you’re looking for more great things to do in Chatham and the Cape Cod area, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide! You won’t want to visit without it! Are you ready for a fantastic vacation to Cape Cod this winter?
Photo by: First Night Chatham