With New Year’s Eve just days away, buttons are now on sale at multiple venues in Rockport and Gloucester, as well as online. A full schedule of events for New Year’s Rockport Eve 2014 and a map of event locations are now also available to view online and download.

NEW YEAR’S ROCKPORT EVE is dedicated to celebration. We celebrate the future, the joy of sharing a special evening with family, friends and neighbors and our hope that a New Year will bring good health, happiness and new opportunities.

We will entertain you with clowns, cowboys, magicians, musicians ‘ classical, pop, jazz, Dixieland, folk, country, gospel swing and rock and roll ‘ ventriloquists, dance, drama, puppets, and much, much more!


Weather permitting, on New Year’s Eve the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club will have telescopes set up in Dock Square from 7:00 to 10:00, for public viewing of our moon, Jupiter and its moons, and some objects far, far outside our solar system as well. There will be guided tours of the constellations, NASA educational activities and handouts for all ages; you can learn how to read a sky map, and see different types of telescopes and learn how they work. Come appreciate the wonders of the night sky, and start the new year with a new appreciation of how enormous and spectacular the universe is.

Buttons can be purchased at the following locations:

In Rockport:

New for 2014! R3 Sons Fun Emporium, 6 Dock Square

Also New for 2014! Rite Aid, Whistlestop Mall

Bean & Leaf Cafe, 12 Bearskin Neck

John Tarr Store, Main St.

Smith hardware & Lumber at the Lumber Desk, 3 Station Square

Toad Hall Bookstore, Main St.

In Gloucester:

New for 2014! Building Center, Harbor Loop

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Commercial St.

House of the Raven, Main Street

Wally’s Blackburn Bistro, Blackburn Industrial Park

Buttons can also be purchased online with a credit card or a PayPal account. Select the applicable button price, click the Add to Cart button below, and select the quantity on the Shopping Cart page. Click Check Out to complete your order, or click Continue Shopping to return to this page to add differently priced buttons to your order. There is a $1.00 convenience charge for each button purchased online which is reflected in the prices shown below. All online purchases are will-call: your name will be on a list at the Spiran Hall Ticket Office, and you can pick up your buttons there.

A complete schedule of events is now available at