Faneuil Hall Marketplace, in partnership with Boston’s First Night and the Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular, will be hosting The Ice at Faneuil Hall on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The celebration will feature ice sculptures and street performers to help ring in the New Year.
Faneuil Hall will have four ice sculptures placed throughout the marketplace. Guests can sit on the interactive Icy Throne and Ice Sleigh, or poke their faces through the Snow Family Ice Sculpture for a photo. The most anticipated ice sculpture is the Ice World Series Trophy, a replica of the World Series trophy saluting the Red Sox, located outside at Historic Faneuil Hall.
“The merchants at Faneuil Hall Marketplace are very excited to participate in First Night this year and are proud to continue on the tradition,” said Carol Troxell, President, Faneuil Hall Marketplace Merchants Association. “First Night is such an important night in Boston, we will be hosting the ice sculptures this year including an ice version of the World Series Trophy and several of our merchants in Quincy Market will stay open late as well as the restaurants. Come spend New Years at Faneuil Hall!”
Greg Daniels and the street team from Mix 104.1 will be in the Rotunda from noon-2pm with music and prize giveaways. Outdoor events will be free, and admission to indoor events will require a First Night Button. The First Night Button is $10 and can be purchased at the ArtsBoston BosTix booth next to Historic Faneuil Hall.
In addition, visitors will also enjoy Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s holiday tree and Blink!, a state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza with more than 350,000 LED lights that dance seamlessly to holiday music. Blink! is featured throughout the marketplace every thirty minutes from 4:30 to 9:30 each night throughout the holiday season until January 5th.
Also, don’t forget to check out the new exhibit, BODY WORLDS Vital, located on the 2nd floor of Quincy Market. BODY WORLDS Vital is an immersive, multimedia experience celebrating the potential of the human body and the body in motion. Due to popular demand, BODY WORLDS Vital is extending its hours throughout the New Year. For more info: www.bodyworldsboston.com
About Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is one of the nation’s premiere retail destinations combining a rich history with innovative retail concepts. The cobblestone streets are lined with famous restaurants, ethnic food stalls and a wide variety of stores. Renowned for outdoor entertainment, Faneuil Hall has hosted many events and performances from acrobats and magicians to musicians and more. This one-of-a-kind marketplace has something for everyone and promises a memorable experience every time.