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It’s almost time to count down to the New Year! The Dan’l Webster Inn invites guests to toast, dine and relax as they ring in 2019, with exclusive offers on accommodations and award-winning cuisine with specially prepared items by our talented Executive Chef. Our picturesque Inn is located in the heart of historic Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. Each of our 48 luxury guest rooms and romantic suites offer sophisticated elegance, Colonial charm and incredible comfort, some with fireplaces, hand-carved four-poster or canopy beds, oversized whirlpool tubs and heated tile floors. During the holiday season, the Inn is spectacularly decorated!
After checking into the Inn and enjoying a delicious welcome reception, head to nearby Sandwich Village to celebrate at First Night Sandwich. This festive event is held from 4pm to 9pm in Sandwich Village and all activities are within walking distance of the Dan’l Webster Inn. After the celebration, relax and recharge at the Inn. Snuggle up by fireplace, toast a glass of champagne at midnight and enjoy a restful night’s sleep in elegant accommodations. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on New Year’s Day and indulge in a spa treatment at the on-site Beach Plum Spa before you check out.
History of the First Night Celebration
First Night is an artistic and cultural celebration held on the last night of the year. But when did it start? Forty-three years ago, a group of Boston-area artists planned an elaborate New Year’s Eve celebration as an alternative to the traditional New Year’s Eve festivities that involved copious amounts of alcohol. The new celebration had Boston’s young, innovative artists and musicians performing on both indoor and outdoor stages around the city. Soon, other surrounding communities, including historic Sandwich, started their own First Night celebrations. Today, First Night celebrates a community’s local culture, the wonders of the season and the beginning of a new year.
First Night Sandwich
Now in its seventh year, First Night Sandwich pulls out all the stops for this New Year’s Eve celebration! Locals and tourists alike can discover plenty of other festivities that are sure to put everyone in a celebratory mood. This New Year’s Eve community celebration is an alcohol-free, family-friendly festival featuring children’s crafts, storytelling, an enchanting fairy garden, ice sculptures, children’s ice skating rink, a Resolution Wall, live jazz and blues, performance artists, and a variety of food vendors. First Night Sandwich is best known for its holiday “Giants,” lighted sculptures designed by renowned local glass artist and sculptor Michael Magyar. The collection of “Giants” stand eight to 20 feet tall and includes angels, a lobster, a sand dollar, a fire truck, a juggler, and Old Man Winter himself – all fashioned from rebar and decorated with Christmas lights and arranged in front of Sandwich businesses and homes along Route 6A. This year’s First Night event starts at 4pm and features 26 musicians, artists and performers and will host a variety of food vendors. At 8pm, families can enjoy a parade, giant sparklers, cannon fire, and a magnificent fireworks display.
The New Year’s Eve Package at the Dan’l Webster Inn
Our exclusive holiday package includes all the best to let you to enjoy a great New Year’s Eve in Sandwich. The package includes one night a luxurious guest room of your choice as well as a special welcome gift, $50 meal voucher to be used in our restaurant or tavern, $15 breakfast voucher, Two Buttons for First Night Sandwich (these will grant you access to the events taking place inside) and complimentary champagne and chocolates. The New Year’s Eve Package at the Dan’l Webster Inn is available on Monday, December 31, 2018 only. Call today to reserve your room and ask to add on the New Year’s Eve package.