First Nighters ring in 2013 around Boston ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF Fireworks exploded over Boston Common Monday night as revelers crowded Boston for the annual First Night celebration. Matthew J. Lee/globe staff Organizers expected more than a million people to take in the sights and performances. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Lion dancers with the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association performed on Boylston Street. yoon s. byun/globe staff Mark Chenevert played saxophone with the Hot Tamale Brass Band. yoon s. byun/globe staff Onlookers crowded Boylston Street to see the New Year’s parade. Yoon S. Byun/globe staff An inflatable dinosaur was seen in Boston. Aram Boghosian for the boston globe Lee Fields and the Expressions performed at Jordan Hall in Boston. Bill Greene/globe staff Lucinda Briggs of Wellesley was in Copley Square earlier in the day. gary hershorn/reuters Confetti rained on revelers at midnight in Times Square in New York. Tina Fineberg/associated press Revelers in New York’s Times Square took in the festivities. Oli Scarff/Getty Images Fireworks lit up the sky and Big Ben in London just after midnight there. /Pilar Olivares/reuters Fireworks exploded over the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. DANIEL NAUPOLD/epa A ferris wheel was lit up in Dusseldorf, Germany. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images Pakistani youths celebrated early on Jan. 1 on a street in Lahore.