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First Night Portsmouth

Each December 31st, as one year fades into the next, the streets of downtown Portsmouth come alive with local families and visitors from afar. Often under a soft blanket of freshly fallen snow, Portsmouth First Night® celebrates the ringing in of the New Year with music, dance, fireworks and ice sculptures. Our Portsmouth hotel is located less than ½ mile from all the First Night® the festivities.

Ring in 2013 with us and celebrate in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Book your reservation today to secure our best available rates.

  • Comfortable accommodations featuring the Sheraton Sweet SleeperTM Bed
  • We are located less than ½ mile from the downtown Portsmouth district

Book online today, or call 866-716-8120 and ask for our best available rates.

First Night® revives the ancient traditions of marking the passage of time in a present day meaning. Initially taking place in Boston in 1976 to conclude the city's bicentennial events, the alternative to traditional New Year's Eve revelry brings together neighboring communities to celebrate the New Year in a relaxed and joyous celebration.

Portsmouth became a First Night® community in 1986 and is actually one of two remaining towns in the state of New Hampshire that commemorate the end of the year with the celebration. The festivities for First Night® Portsmouth 2013 kick off at 4pm on December 31st and will conclude just after midnight.

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A limited number of rooms may be available at these rates. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Offer not applicable to groups. Not to be combined with other offers or promotions and subject to change. Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Void where prohibited by law. Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time. Starpoints, SPG, Starwood Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, Le Meridien, The Luxury Collection, Element, Westin, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates.  

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