Plan Your Visit


There is free parking for attendees on the downtown streets. Parking for Rockport New Year’s Eve performers is in a parking area away from the downtown. Attendees may also park at Whistlestop Mall (map and directions) or at Rockport Inn and Suites (map and directions).


All of the Rockport New Year’s Eve venues are located downtown and are within easy walking distance of one another for the able-bodied. But even the short distances can be a challenge for some attendees, and the parking areas are a little farther away. Two handicap-accessible Cape Ann Transportation Authority trolleys will provide free transportation. Both will service the core loop where most of the venues are located: Five Corners – Broadway – Dock Square – and Main Street back to Five Corners. Trolley “A” will also go to the attendee parking areas at Whistlestop Mall and Rockport Inn and Suites, and trolley “B” will also go to Scout Hall and the performer parking at the Rockport Public Schools. The trolleys will stop near the venues and can be flagged down anywhere along their routes.

Rockport Inns

Rockport boasts a number of wonderful accommodations, including cozy B&Bs, inns, and hotels.  The inns listed below will be open on New Year’s Eve. Click here to see a list of all of Rockport’s inns.

Addison Choate Boutique Hotel
49 Broadway

Eagle House Motel
8 Cleaves Street

Lantana House
22 Broadway

Periwinkle Cottage
7 Broadway Terrace

Rockport Inn & Suites
183 Main Street

Sally Webster Inn
34 Mt. Pleasant Street

Seafarer Inn
50 Marmion Way

Seven South Street Inn
7 South Street

Yankee Clipper Inn
127 Granite St.

Rockport Restaurants

Rockport also offers a number of delightful and varied restaurants. The restaurants listed below will be open on New Year’s Eve. Click here to see a list of all of Rockport’s restaurants.

Bean & Leaf Café
Open until midnight
12 Bearskin Neck
(978) 546-7500

Brothers’ Brew Coffee Shop
Open until midnight
27 Main St.
(978) 546-3775

Feather & Wedge
Open until midnight
5 Main St.
(978) 999-5917

My Place by the Sea Restaurant
Open for lunch at 11:30,
for dinner 4:30 until midnight
68 Bearskin Neck
(978) 546-9667

Hong Kong Kitchen
Open until 10:00 PM
9 Railroad Ave.
(978) 546-2626

Rockport House of Pizza
Open until 10:00 PM
19 Broadway
(978) 546-6066