December 27, 2014; 4:32 AM ET
Mild weather will continue in the Boston area through this weekend, ahead of more typical cold conditions for next week. more >
No matter where you might be celebrating, one tradition that’s nearly universal is trying to have as much fun as possible in the final hours of the old year — and the first few hours of the new one.
Not content with just a lobby tree and a string of lights, these hotels stand out from the pack by upping the decorating ante, and adding millions of lights, outdoor skating rinks, and even ride-on trains.