Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's in Provincetown, 2016!

Here's to health, happiness, good luck and prosperity for us all in 2016!

Lavish displays of fireworks usher in the New Year in cities the world over. Click on the following link to see 90 seconds of New Years fireworks from around the world. PTown will enjoy its own fireworks over Provincetown Harbor on Saturday night, scheduled for 5:30 PM. Get to the harbor beaches little early. You'll find free parking this weekend in the municipal parking lots.
There are all kinds of events going on during the First Light Provincetown New Year's Celebration. Please click on the link above to find out about all of the dates, times and locations of so many fun things to do that I can't possibly list them all here. There are still nearly three dozen events, parties, performances, celebrations, venues and lots of great food for all to enjoy during these four days of festivities.
There will be special performances by Suede, Dina Martina and Miss Richfield, 1981, to name just a few. There's a New Year's Day Brunch at the Crown & Anchor. The Polar Bear Plunge will be held on the beach at Harbor Lounge at 2 PM, with free chili to warm you up afterward. There'll be a recovery event tonight at the A-House. Don your best holiday outfit (aren't you glad I didn't say gay apparel!) for Drag Bingo at the Crown on Saturday. There's something for everyone in these town wide celebrations.
The Provincetown Theater will present The Great American Songbook Cabaret with food, drink, comedy and cabaret. There will be live music at Tin Pan Alley and other restaurants and clubs. PAAM offers free admission to their Sip and Sketch event.

Don't miss the holiday fireworks over the Harbor on Saturday night, lighting up the new year for the first time in more than 15 years. You'll see them from anywhere on the harbor side beaches. If you'd like to join a group of folks you can watch the show from the beach with revelers at The Canteen, or from the deck at Spindler's, the new restaurant at 386 Commercial Street, bringing us a sneak-peak of what they have planned for the summer. Tickets for First Light at Spindler's my still be available if you're quick.
To ensure good luck in 2016, visit The Canteen, at 225 Commercial Street, where they'll be serving black-eyed peas on New Year's Day. Eating this traditional dish is said to bring luck and prosperity to all who celebrate the new year with this meal.
The Canteen has extended their season and put together a Holiday Market as a great new PTown winter tradition, emulating the customary winter celebration of food and fun found in open air winter markets of European cities. You'll find local artwork, products and crafts, along with entertainment and lots of food in a welcoming place to warm up and socialize a bit, in the garden behind The Canteen.
Go to for more info. The market is open for one last weekend, from 11 AM till 9 PM today and tomorrow, with the last day of the season for The Canteen on Sunday, January 3rd.
All of these great events, music, food and good company combine to make for a great New Year's celebration in Provincetown.
Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. I always look forward to going out. A good tip would be to look out for those places with interesting concepts. These venues in Chicago are pretty amazing. I came up here with a friend. The place was spacious and food was great.