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    First Light with Provincetown 2023

    December 19, 2022

    Here is your Guide to First Light in Provincetown.

    First Light is an opportunity to “do” New Years Weekend right for everyone! Events, Celebrations, Fireworks! 2023 will be more for ptownie!


    Dina Martina Christmas Show
    Thursday & Friday December 29 & 30
    7:30pm

    The holiday season will be extra special this year, as beloved comic genius Dina Martina will blanket Provincetown in yuletide merriment with THE DINA MARTINA CHRISTMAS SHOW. Miss Martina (a.k.a. “The Second Lady of Entertainment”) will be bringing her famed train wreck of a holiday show to the Paramount at the Crown & Anchor for the first time since 2018.


    A-House New Year’s Celebration
    Thursday-Saturday December 29-31
    10pm

    Provincetown’s #1 dance club comes alive every night of the New Year’s Celebration with 2023! with the best sounds and atmosphere in town. Unlike other clubs that try to reflect a big city feel, the A-House Dance a true feel of Provincetown. State of the art lighting and sound mixed in with an old nautical feel makes for the perfect experience in this historical fishing village. Special 2AM close time on NYE!


    Canteen Holiday Market and Winter Lodge
    Friday-Sunday December 30-January 1
    11am – 8pm

    Canteen Holiday Market Provincetown

    The Canteen’s Holiday Market and Winter Lodge is a month-long pop-up celebration offering a place to gather, warm up, enjoy holiday foods & drinks, buy handcrafted goods from local artisans & experience live music, performances & other events to fill you with warmth & holiday cheer!


    Freedom: The George Michael Experience
    Friday December 30
    7pm

    Freedom: The George Michael Experience is an electrifying immersive musical event celebrating the life and iconic songs of one of pop music’s greatest stars. Starring and conceived by New York pop singer/songwriter Todd Alsup, this upbeat “club music cabaret” traces Michael’s trailblazing history through 20 of his most unforgettable hits including “Careless Whisper,” “Father Figure,” “Faith” and “Freedom ‘90.”


    New Year Macho Bar
    Friday-Saturday December 30-31
    10pm

    Provincetown’s original leather and Levi bar that provides the right atmosphere weekend with New Year Macho Bar with a cruisey scene perfect for this clientele and alternative to the club scene. This dark sensual room comes complete with a cage and is a popular hang-out for those into the leather, Levi or uniform scene. Special 2AM close time on NYE!


    Ring in the New Year with VJ Tom Yaz
    Friday-Saturday December 30-31
    9pm

    The Crown & Anchor will Ring in the New Year with VJ Tom Yaz at the Wave Bar, Ptown’s Favorite Video Bar. Friday & Saturday at 9pm.


    The Underground for New Years Eve Weekend
    Friday-Saturday December 30-31
    10pm

    Join us at The Underground Provincetown for New Years Eve Weekend! Friday night Funktapuss & Saturday night DJ Lizzy Pitch with the People’s Bar of Provincetown, Est. 2011.


    Ball Drop Bingo hosted by Austin & Mackenzie
    Saturday December 31
    1pm-3pm

    It’s First Light weekend, and everyone is encouraged to rally their family and friends to Ball Drop Bingo join Austin & Mackenzie at the Crown & Anchor for an afternoon of Bingo!


    First Light Fireworks Cocktail Party
    Saturday December 31
    4pm-6pm

    Tin Pan Alley will have a First Light Fireworks Cocktail Party from 4pm-6pm. Join us for a front row seat of the fireworks over Provincetown harbor!


    Light Bright Bike Ride Provincetown
    Saturday December 31
    4:30pm

    Light Bright Bike Ride on New Year’s Eve for on this annual fun, short bike ride along Provincetown’s Commercial Street. The Light Bright Bike Ride starts at 4:30 PM on December 31 right in front of the Public Library at 356 Commercial Street. The ride takes about 15 minutes plus 15 minutes for the awards ceremony. Stop by the library starting before the ride if you need help with decorations. We’ll have some lights, glow sticks, garlands, and other swag to help you bling out your bike.


    Ring in 2023 with Lea DeLaria & Qya Cristal
    Saturday December 31
    5pm & 9pm

    Join us on New Year’s Eve as we celebrate Ring in 2023 with Lea DeLaria, Qya Cristal, and The Chris Grasso Trio. We have 2 seatings, and 2 fabulous shows! Start your revelry at 5 pm to 8 pm at The Club Provincetown with our 3 course dinner and performances by Qya Cristal and Lea DeLaria. Or ring in the new year 9 pm to closing at The Club Provincetown with our 4 course dinner, Hats, Noisemakers, Champagne Toast, and performances by Lea DeLaria and Qya Cristal.


    New Year’s Eve Provincetown Fireworks
    Saturday December 31
    4:30pm

    Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with Fireworks high above Provincetown’s Harbor on New Year’s Eve.
    Scheduled for 5:30pm, Fireworks are dependent on weather conditions and may be rescheduled in the event of adverse conditions.

    The First Light Fireworks Celebration over the harbor – originally scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. – will now launch from MacMillan Pier at dusk on Saturday, December 31, and the best views for the fireworks are on the beach by the pier.


    Christine Ebersole at Broadway @ Town Hall New Year’s Eve Show
    Saturday December 31
    7pm

    Mark Cortale proudly presents legendary the legendary Two Time Tony Winner CHRISTINE EBERSOLE with Billy Stritch at the piano for BROADWAY @ TOWN HALL concert series for one show only on Saturday, Dec. 31st at 7PM.


    Turn Back Time with Thirsty Burlington and Friends
    Saturday December 31
    7:30pm

    Thirsty Burlington is Turn Back Time to ring in the New Year! Join the world’s number one Cher tribute artist LIVE for this spectacular evening of merriment and celebration! Feat. Special guests Dana Danzel as Cyndi Lauper and Jona Williams as Celine Dion!


    New Years Eve Party: Turn Back Time Disco
    Saturday December 31
    9pm

    Ring in the new year at The Crown! Come down to The Paramount Club to say goodbye to 2022 and celebrate the start of 2023 Turn Back Time Disco! With music by Andrew Lenox and James Cerne, Disco Go-Gos, live entertainment from Ptown favorites, the opportunity to win a $250 cash prize and a complimentary New Year’s toast… we are pulling out all the stops to ensure the last moments of this year are some of your best! Book now and skip the line!


    1620 Brewhouse New Year’s Eve
    Saturday December 31
    10pm

    Come celebrate with 1620 Brewhouse New Year’s Eve with DJ Philip James. All the fun will be had and plenty of shenanigans! Champagne toast with midnight!


    2023 Provincetown Polar Bear Plunge
    Sunday January 1
    11am

    On New Years Day 2023, January 1st, Provincetown will celebrate the sixth annual Polar Bear Plunge. On that day, an intrepid group of people will gather in the Johnson Street parking lot, collect T-shirts, listen to some carefully selected music spun by our DJ, Chris Racine, and learn about the important work of the Center for Coastal Studies. At noon, weather permitting, we will run, splash and plunge into the waters of Provincetown Harbor.


    Hair of the Dog Disco
    Sunday January 1
    1pm

    After a raucous night on the town, now’s your chance to imbibe and recharge with the Hair of the Dog Disco at the Provincetown Brewing Co.


    There is a never ending winter schedules of fun events.  ptownie wants to make sure you know about all our local favorites!


    BINGO! with Tiki Bronstein
    A-House
    Wednesday December 28

    BINGO IS BACK! A-house in the dance room! Host:Tiki Bronstien Music: Christopher Racine Prizes: House of LaRue

    It’s Bingo Bitch!
    Pilgrim House
    Friday December 30

    IT’S BINGO BlTCH! is a rotating cast of your favorite local queens hosts each week. 90 minutes / 10 games / $1 cards. A rotating cast of your favorite local queens hosteach week. Enjoy tasty cuisine from ROSIE’S MEXICAN CANTINA served from our kitchen this season, and fantastic craft cocktails at The Landing Bar

    Dragalicious Karaoke
    Governor Bradford
    Thursday-Saturday December  29-31

    Drag Karaoke Ptown
    Drag Karaoke Nightly with Dana Danzel. 10 PM and Close will be Governor Bradford Restaurant.

    Austin Tyler’s Sunday Roast
    1620 Brewhouse
    Sunday January 1

    Austin Tyler’s Sunday Roast it’s a community info, get-out-of-the-house and have a laugh show! We’ve got updates, events, COMMENTARY ON SOME FAB FACEBOOK FIGHTS, mini-contests, thoughts on off-season life and all kinds of silliness over at Brewhouse Provincetown, 7 – 8:30ish tomorrow and Sundays this winter!!

    Sunday Funday Bingo
    Governor Bradford
    Sunday January 1

    Sunday Funday Drag Bingo with Miller Brooks at the Bradford! 7 rounds! …. maybe 8! The final round is a 50/50 with proceeds to benefit our local soup kitchen S.K.I.P. right here in Provincetown!! Every dollar counts! 730pm- till the last ball drops!

    Your stop for a full schedule of Provincetown events, programs, shows, parties, and more!: Provincetown Event Calendar

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