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5 Things for Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Foxborough, First Night and Chinese Food

Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Dec. 31.

Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section!

1. Expect a Cold but Sunny Monday in Foxborough

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 33. West wind 6 to 10 mph. Monday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind around 10 mph.

2. Where to Get New Year’s Eve Chinese Food in Foxborough?

There's no doubt about it: many pupu platters, pork fried rice dishes, and Mai Tai's will be consumed on New Year's Eve.

Below are the spots in Foxborough where you can order Chinese from. Click on each link to get to their directory listing, which includes each spot's address and phone number.

Have a favorite spot? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

3. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Foxborough

While thousands will head to Boston Monday to celebrate First Night 2013, many will opt to stay closer to home to ring in the New Year.

In Foxborough, there's no shortage of New Year's Eve celebrations with six events happening at Patriot Place and many more throughout the area. To help celebrate the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013, we've compiled a list of several New Year's Eve events happening around Foxborough. NOTE: Some events may sell out — call in advance.

Click here for more information.

4. Patriot Place Events:

  • Celebrate the New Year at Patriot Place: Celebrate the New Year at Patriot Place in Foxborough! Check out the list of venues and celebrations at Patriot Place by clicking here.

5. First Night Boston 2013 Schedule

From the Waterfront to Fenway; Shakespeare to Indie rock; family celebrations to fireworks on the Common, Boston's 2013 First Night celebration has it all ... and then some.

The city's 37th annual festival features world-class performances of art, music, film and dance, and showcases more than 1,000 artists and 200 exhibitions. Events will take place Monday from noon to midnight all over Boston.

All First Night outdoor events are free, but buy an $18 button (children under 4 are free) for access to all indoor events, and be sure to check out the whole schedule online. Organizers strongly encourage using the online interactive planner to sign up for activities. 

For more information, click here.

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