Plan Your Visit


There is free parking for attendees on the downtown streets. Attendees may also park at Whistlestop Mall (map and directions).


All of the Rockport New Year’s Eve venues are located downtown and are within easy walking distance of one another. But the train station and Whislestop Mall parking area are a little farther away. A handicap-accessible Beauport Ambulance Service bus will provide free transportation. It will service the core loop where most of the venues are located: Five Corners – Broadway – Dock Square – and Main Street back to Five Corners. It will also go out Railroad Avenue to the train station and parking area at Whistlestop Mall. The bus will make regular stops near Spiran Hall on Broadway and the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Main Street, and it can be flagged down anywhere along its route.

Rockport is on the MBTA commuter rail, allowing easy access by train from Boston and beyond. Click here for a schedule. The last train departs Rockport rather early for New Year’s Eve, so if you come by train you’ll want to spend the night with us.

Food Trucks

To supplement Rockport’s restaurants on busy New Year’s eve, three fine food trucks will be on hand from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. 5 Star Phresh-Food offers tacos and other delicious meals. Meat and Sweet Foods offers BBQ style foods and homemade sweets. and Melt offers delicious variations of poutine and pressed sandwiches or melts.

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 for information about all of Rockport’s restaurants.

The hours listed here are tentative. Check with the restaurant to be sure.

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

Fleur Cuisine Harborside
Open until 1:00am
1 T Wharf
(978) 309-5199

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

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

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

Whale’s Jaw Café
Open until 8:00pm
Slackwater Cowboys 6:00pm-8:00pm
17 Railroad Ave.
(978) 999-5241


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 for information about all of Rockport’s inns.

Addison Choate Boutique Hotel
49 Broadway

Beech Tree B&B
55 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

The Cove at Rockport
1 King St.

Yankee Clipper Inn
127 Granite St.