For New Year’s Eve, the MFA is granting free admission to visitors with First Night Boston buttons, which will be on sale at the Museum. Visitors will find works of art from all over the world as well as art-inspired gifts, seasonal fine dining and activities to keep the kids busy. In the galleries, visitors can make memories strolling among festive décor as they find treasures throughout the Museum. Kids on break can immerse themselves in artmaking and activities at the MFA during December Holiday Vacation Week (December 26–31). Free drop-in events will provide a welcome relief for parents, offering activities that range from creating art in the studio to celebrating traditions from around the world. Children 17 and under are always free at the Museum. http://www.mfa.org
Attendance numbers do not account for private attendees. Get there early!