Plan Your Visit

Parking

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).

Transportation

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 train station and Whislestop Mall parking area 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 train station and attendee parking area at Whistlestop Mall, and trolley “B” will also go to 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 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, two 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 homemade baked goods and treats.

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 back when the time gets closer.

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
978-546-7543

Beech Tree B&B
55 Broadway
978-546-2864

Eagle House Motel
8 Cleaves Street
978-546-6292

Lantana House
22 Broadway
978-546-3915
800-541-3915

Periwinkle Cottage
7 Broadway Terrace
877-325-1139

Rockport Inn & Suites
183 Main Street
978-546-3300

Sally Webster Inn
34 Mt. Pleasant Street
978-546-9251

Seafarer Inn
50 Marmion Way
978-546-6248
800-394-9394

The Cove at Rockport
1 King St.
978-203-2840

Yankee Clipper Inn
127 Granite St.
978-546-0001
800-545-3699