> Historical Museum Open, including miniature Franklin Depot model, 10 am to 1 pm. 80 West Central Street.
> Noon Year Eve Party, 11-noon. Franklin Public Library, 118 Main St. “Let’s send 2022 off in style! Join us for an end of the year bash as we ring in 2023 early! We’ll have snacks, games, and a super new year’s celebration!
>NEW YEAR'S EVE LABYRINTH WALK --The First Universalist Society of Franklin - 262 Chestnut Street, will host a New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Walk on Saturday, December 31, from 5:00-7:00 PM. This annual free event offers both an outdoor labyrinth in the pine grove, and a candlelit labyrinth in our sanctuary. Finger labyrinths will be available for people who wantto experience the labyrinth but have mobility issues. An Opening Ceremony will begin at 5:00 PM. Dress accordingly for the weather and allow at least 30 minutes to walk the indoor labyrinth; less time for the outdoor labyrinth. Socks are required for the indoor walk. Booties that cover footwear will be provided for those who need shoes to walk. Face masks are recommended.
> MBTA Franklin Line. -Travel on all Commuter Rail Lines will be free after 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 31st. Bikes including folding bikes will not be allowed on inbound trains between 10 am and 6 pm and on all outbound trains from 4 pm until the end of service on that day. Outbound Franklin Line Train 1717 (10:55 pm from South Station) will be held at South Station until 12:35 am to accommodate those attending New Year's Eve festivities.
> AND...if you do go toBOSTON 'FIRST NIGHT': City of Boston hosts a full slate of events to celebrate the New Year at its annual "First Night" celebration. The opening ceremony and parade begin at 5:50 p.m., followed by family fireworks over Boston Common at 7 p.m. and fireworks over the harbor at midnight, though the official program lists events starting as early as 12 p.m. (Saturday)