Plunging Into a New Year, Island Style
Bill Eville

The Christmas cheer has subsided and now New Year’s winks at us from around the next corner with its hats and noisemakers, bubbly and midnight kisses.

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Polar Plunge Participants Brave Arctic Chill to Benefit Veterans

It was an estimated not-so-balmy six degrees Monday morning when an extra-hardy group of 11 people took a polar plunge into Vineyard Sound to celebrate the New Year.

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Happy New Year, Time to Party Like It's 2017
Heather Hamacek
Whatever your style, there’s a New Year's Eve celebration on the Vineyard to match.
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Resolutions and Pancakes: Many Ways to Welcome New Year
Suzan Bellincampi

Traditions from all over the world and all through history help us start the New Year on the right foot.

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Bye Bye 2015, Hello 2016: Vineyard New Year's Eve Events
It may be cliche, but yes another year has passed in the blink of an eye. Well, no matter, it’s time to celebrate.
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Potluck Jam
To keep the New Year party going all weekend, there will be a potluck jam at the Chilmark Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 3, beginning at 5 p.m.
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Island Auld Lang Syne
New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world include eating grapes, wearing polka dots, watching fireworks, eating black-eyed peas, sporting your best pair of lucky underwear and then, of course, the kiss.
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Kids' Night Out
Kids can count down the New Year a little early at the Edgartown library on Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m.
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Where to Ring in the New Year

If selfie was the word of 2013, what will 2014 bring?

Where better to find out than on Martha’s Vineyard.

The Harbor View hosts its annual big bash on Tuesday night, with the Sultans of Swing and the Mike Benjamin Band. Party-only tickets are sold out but packages with lodging are still available. Call 508-627-3761.

Otherwise grab a blanket and a bottle of bubbly and catch the fireworks over Edgartown Harbor at midnight.

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Harbor View Rings in the New Year with Fireworks, Edible Fanfare
Remy Tumin
The Harbor View Hotel was aglow Monday night as revelers ushered in the New Year at the Edgartown hotel's annual bash. It was a night of food, glitz, champagne and even cotton candy.
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