New Year’s Eve on ice: Some Boston events, polar plunges canceled

  • The party’s begun down under. Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. David Moir/AAP Image via AP

Published: 12/31/2017 10:35:00 AM

BOSTON (AP) — Some New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events in southern New England have been canceled because of frigid temperatures.

Organizers of New Year’s Eve events in Boston say they canceled a 6 p.m. parade to Boston Common and a 7 p.m. fireworks show. The midnight fireworks over Boston Harbor are still on.

Planners also have canceled some stage performances at Copley Square on Monday.

The arctic blast also has prompted the cancellation of “polar plunge” charity events Monday in Jamestown, Rhode Island, and Fall River, Massachusetts, in which participants jump into freezing waters.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory from 8 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday for much of southern New England because of estimated wind chills from minus 5 degrees to 20 below zero.




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