The Last Word

Your long short day of corporate drudgery is over. Get out and enjoy the city! Here are a few ideas to get you started, lovingly picked by Boston Daily.

It’s New Year’s Eve, a night where sparkles are a must and the bubbly flows like this morning’s slushy precipitation. But don’t let the mess on the streets slow your celebrations.

For those who want to celebrate the new year without drinking (whaa?), there’s the family-friendly favorite First Night. A button will grant you admission to more than 40 indoor and outdoor events.

Of course, there are plenty of celebrations that involve alcohol. Vinalia’s Grand Tour 2008 features 12 wines from around the world, not counting the champagne you’ll sip at midnight.

Milling around with thousands of people is an unsavory enough proposition in the warmth of early July, but the idea of jockeying for a prime spot leaves us cold. Fortunately, our night is saved by the New Year’s Eve Dinner, Dance and Fireworks Cruise on the Viking Starliner. Not only can we duck inside the boat for warmth, but we’ll have an unobstructed view of the midnight fireworks display.

For those who couldn’t care less about fireworks, there’s Party Like a Rockstar 4, which features DJs Clinton Sparks and Joey DelBuono spinning a mix of hip-hop, 80s hits, and R&B tracks for your dancing pleasure.

Party safe tonight, everyone, and we’ll see you in 2008.