8th Annual New Years Eve Comedy Event at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel

The 8th Annual Live Free or Die Laughing New Years Eve Comedy Event! This Years Performers – Mike Koutrobis – Steve Scarfo – Carolyn Plummer and Special Guests! Live Free or Die Laughing are going to bring you an amazing night of Stand Up Comedy to Ring in the New Year.

A Two Show format returns for an early show at 8:30 for those who would like to attend the First Night Festivities in downtown Portsmouth. And a 10:30 show for those who want to literally laugh in the new year.

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration

Ring in the New Year before bedtime! Our annual daytime New Year’s Eve Celebration is a long-time family favorite.

Parents, children and extended families can ring in 2016 together while the sun is shining. We stage three “countdowns to midnight” at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm that will make you feel like you’re in Times Square. Everyone receives a noisemaker and gets to create their own sparkly party hat. As “midnight” draws closer, guests gather in the center of the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire beneath a glitter ball hung 30 feet up. We count backwards from 20 as the ball begins its descent, then confetti and New Year wishes are launched from our Build-It-Fly-It towers when the clock strikes 12. “Auld Lang Syne” plays as plastic flutes of ginger ale are given out for the first toast of the New Year. A great time is had by all!

First Night Out

First Night revives the ancient traditions of marking the passage of time in a present day context. It was created by a group of civic-minded artists in Boston as a meaningful alternative to traditional New Year’s Eve revelry. Offered to the city as a finale to its Bicentennial events in 1976, First Night Boston also began a new tradition, bringing neighboring communities together through a joint celebration.

Framed as a family-friendly event, First Night is known as the alcohol free, alternative community celebration on December 31st.

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Martingale Wharf’s New Years Eve Black & White Ball

Join the Martingale Wharf for a New Years Eve Black & White Ball. Enjoy Live music, hors d’oeuvres stations, martini bar, champagne bar, party favors, photo booth and midnight champagne toast!

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New Year’s Eve 2016 ‘Casino Royale’ – A Black Tie Affair

Take a chance and enjoy an evening at the Wentworth by the Sea and prepare for a night of entertainment and excitement. This elaborate black tie ball will start with passed champagne, wine, and hors d’oeuvres before you waltz into our grand ballroom for a four-course plated dinner, and open bar until midnight! Enjoy the evening with 7 – piece show band – Protoge, as well as black jack, roulette, and craps that will keep you ‘rolling’ through the night. Raise your glass with a  champagne toast at midnight to ring in the New Year!

The Press Room presents: NYE Dance Party with BlacKat Productions

A follow-up event to this year’s Arts & Music Festival, Purgatorium I, featuring some of the country’s best musical talent!
Previously at The Press Room, he place was packed full of sweaty, soulful, party-animals, dancing to the sounds of members of Percy Hill, Sarah Blacker and Aaron Z. Kat. Coming back this year:
The Original Vitamin C: The Chewable Groove.
This time we will be bringing along more friends like Qwill,
Tim Martin & more special guests TBA!
Come ring in the new year with BlacKat Productions sweat out 2016, and shine with us into the new year!

York Harbor Inn New Years Eve Packages

This year’s theme is the Great Gatsby. The festivities begin right at check in with with a spiked cocoa bar and concierge reception. Continuing the evening with Innkeepers cocktail hour, and then dinner in our 1637 dining room, and New Years Eve Gala Celebration in Yorkshire ballroom, with live music and countdown at midnight!  New Years Day Brunch is served in our Ocean view 1637 dining room.