From: Friday, Dec 28th, 2018
To: Wednesday, Jan 2nd, 2019
First Light Provincetown New Year’s Eve Festival 2018
Come celebrate the arrival of the new year in Provincetown at the annual “First Light” festival, an annual 5 day event featuring spectaular fireworks, great parties and more! First Light fireworks on New Year’s Day spark a full 5-day weekend of fun for New Year’s Provincetown to start the year right.
Provincetown comes alive one last time with New Year’s revelers before settling into the winter season. Restaurants, shops, bars, clubs will all be open. Events include dancing, special social events, and performers. The ladies of Illusions, Miss Richfield, Thirsty Burlington, Well-Strung, and Suede perform at various venues across the resort.
Highlights include The town’s fireworks display will light up the Provincetown Harbor on Jan 1 at dusk!
Other events not to miss include, The Polar Bear Plunge. Take out that summer swimsuit and take the annual Polar Bear Plunge challenge on New Year’s Day ! The Light Bright Bike Ride, a fun contest with prizes for the brightest, most colorful, and most creative, will parade down Commercial Street on New Year’s Eve day.
And if you don’t want to take the plunge, come on down and cheer on those brave plungers! This event, co-sponsored by the Harbor Lounge, Yolqueria and the 8 Dyer Hotel will feature a quick dip in the harbor followed by warm-up cocktails and chili at Harbor Lounge. There will be a DJ, music and a guest emcee, as well as coffee, tea, hot chocolate.
Your favorite watering holes Shipwreck Lounge, the Wave Bar, the Atlantic House, Porchside Bar, the Macho Bar, Purgatory, and Paramount will be as packed as they are during the sweaty summer months. Plus: On New Year’s Eve, bars and clubs can stay open an hour later than the other 364 nights.
Restaurants including Strangers & Saints, The Pointe, Central House, The Red Inn, Bayside Betsy’s, Spindler’s, Fanizzi’s, Sage Inn at Pilgrim House, Tin Pan Alley and many others – will be open for special parties and New Year’s Eve menus and will feed us through the weekend.
Finding the right place to stay can sometimes be difficult as the beat places book out fast, especially the ones close to the gay bars and clubs, as you can see from the map there are not many that will keep you in the heart of all the fun,
Here are the hotels we recommend with good revues that keep you close to all the action
Gay Map of Provincetown
Provincetown itself has two main drags, Commercial Street and Bradford Street. P’town can be divided into three sections, the quiet and peaceful West End, the bustling downtown center, and the East End, which has a number of galleries and guesthouses.
Video Of First Light Provincetown
2017 Polar Bear Plunge – Provincetown
Recommended Hotels in Provincetown
Provincetown has more than 25+ upscale gay owned and operated guest houses and hotels that offer a unique New England welcome, warm hospitality and great breakfasts and amenities. Here are our top recommendations. Book early as space is limited!
Gabriel’s, 4 Star
This historic Provincetown hotel, located in the heart of Provincetown, boasts a large courtyard and gardens as well as free WiFi access.
Anchor Inn, 4 Star
Great Irish Breakfast
Rooms are uniquely decorated and with large windows and balconies at the Anchor Inn Beach House. The rooms have antique-style furnishings
Beaconlight, 4 Star
Central Guest House
The Beaconlight Guest House features rooms with an en suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV with DVD player, & a refrigerator.
Inn at Cook Street
Tranquil, 4 Star
In the heart of Provincetown’s art gallery district, originally built in 1836. It features unique, individually decorated guest rooms