Ring in the New Year
Fireworks, ice sculptures, games & activities, musical performances and a countdown to midnight! New Years Eve in Portsmouth is a fun time for the whole family to enjoy one of Portsmouth’s most treasured holiday celebrations. Take a look below for some First Night local specials.
2020 Event Information to Come!
Special New Year’s Eve menu following the theme: A Food Adventure Under the Sea.
Demeters Steakhouse NYE Gala
Join for the 7th annual New Year’s Eve Red Carpet Gala on Monday, Dec. 31. Featuring a full steakhouse menu as well as a traditional $99 five-course prix fixe menu including a midnight champagne toast.Call 603.766.0001 to reserve your table today.
Make a reservation for NYE! 3 course meal and champagne toast for $55!
Epoch Restaurant & Bar
Celebrate the end of 2018 and new beginnings with Epoch Restaurant. Join on New Year’s Eve for our special prix fixe menu. To make a reservation, call 603-778-3762 or book online
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a five course tasting menu.
Open New Year’s Eve for dinner.
Inventive Great Gatsby themed menu.
Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant
This New Year’s Eve we are celebrating the New Year twice. At 7 p.m. we will ring in the Irish New Year. Bring the family and enjoy the celebrations early. Then join us as we countdown to the American New Year with our Roaring Twenties Party. Enjoy dancing and music from 10 p.m. with a champagne toast at midnight. Dress to impress.
The River House
The River House is now accepting reservations for NYE, book now!
York Harbor Inn
Join for dinner in either the 1637 Restaurant or Ships’s Cellar Pub. This 1637 menu is a served at 2 seatings, and is either 4 or 5 courses. Dining in our Ship’s Cellar Pub is a la carte from the same great menu!
The Children’s Museum of NH: Family NYE Celebration
Join in the family friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration and ring in the New Year before bedtime! Enjoy “countdowns to midnight” at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Earth Eagle Brewings Green Hour: NYE 2018
It’s our ABSINTHE & BEER NYE BASH: What better way to finish off 2018 than with a bang! Turning the bar green, whipping out the Absinthe Fountains, sugar spoons & serving up a whole slew of American & European Absinthe to be paired with our house line up of beer & food! Monday, December 31, 2018
Martingale Wharf: NYE Event
Join the Martingale Wharf for a 5 course tasting menu crafted by Executive Chef Cory Lemieux that promises to be spectacular! First seating at 5:00 PM and last seating at 10:30 PM. Live music will begin at 10 PM with a champagne toast at midnight! Reservations Required.
Portsmouth Gas Light: Great Gatsby
Step back in time and ring in the New Year like the great, Jay Gatsby. Experience the unmatched elegance of roaring 20’s with our sexy twist.
Doors open at 8pm with FULL BAR SERVICE until 2AM. Cocktail attire suggested. Purchase your tickets here!
Tickets include: Plenty of party favors, passed hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, Free Admission to the Third Floor Nightclub through March 31st 2018 and a late night buffet.
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel 10th Annual NYE Comedy Show with Jimmy Dunn
Join us on our 10th Anniversary New Years Eve Comedy Show!
This year we celebrate 10 years of ringing the new year in Beautiful Downtown Portsmouth. As always we will be offering two great shows for you to choose from. Come to the 8:30 Show and still have time to head out to First night and see the Fireworks for $28 per person. Doors will open at 7:30 for the early show. Or Join at the 10:30 show where we’ll have a champagne toast at midnight and ring in the New Year with us for $38. Doors will open at 10:00 for the late show. This years show is very special. We have New Hampshires own Jimmy Dunn Headlining the event! Featuing Mike Whitman and Abhishek Shah.Get your tickets here!
Wentworth by the Sea
Enjoy the evening at the Wentworth by the Sea and prepare for a night of entertainment and excitement.
The 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 a modern show band, and celebrate the New Year with a champagne toast at midnight. Don’t forget to dress as your favorite royal from any country of any era. King and Queen will be chosen when the clock strikes midnight. Get your tickets here!
Cocktail hour at 7 PM
Tickets are $189.95++ per person
*Please notify us in advance of any dietary allergies.
Ashworth By The Sea: Don’t miss this New Year’s Eve Event! Book now, space is filling up! Call the desk at 603-926-6762.
Portsmouth has many warm & inviting lodging properties to enjoy during your holiday getaway.