Celebrations across Southern New England to ring in the new year

This is a file image of a fireworks display. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Communities across Southern New England are hosting fun-filled events to celebrate the end of another year.

Although ABC 6 News meteorologists are predicting rain, many of these events will still be held.

Interested in sending off 2022 with a bang? Firework displays will take place Saturday night in New Bedford and Sunday night in Warwick.

For an earlier crowd, the North Providence Union Free Public Library is hosting a “Noon Year’s Eve” event.

The Providence Children’s Museum will also be hosting an earlier celebration. Activities include Rock-a-Baby, raffles, and a ball drop at noon.

Family fun festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The United Skates of America in Rumford on Saturday.

The rink’s celebratory activities include games, food, dance parties, rock climbing, and a confetti explosion.

Patriots Place in Foxboro is hosting a “First Night” event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will feature a live DJ, a caricature artist, a glitter tattoo artist, a roving magician and appearances from Pat Patriot and the Patriots cheerleaders.

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