Connecticut...How to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Our State!

NYE looks different this are some fun and safe ways to celebrate in our state!

First Night in Hartford!

This year, First Night Hartford is promoting pandemic safety with a free virtual New Year’s Eve celebration. Instead of the typical fireworks and in-person events, we’ll bring the music, dancing, crafts—and more!—right to your home. We have an amazing lineup of activities planned, complete with a 10-hour live broadcast and Zoom workshops throughout the day. And for some extra fun at home, you can order a First Night party kit ahead of time here.

The festivities start at 2pm, and everything will be right on (, where they’ll have a special page set up for the big day.

Holiday Light Fantasia

Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season's destination. The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights.

They are open 5PM - 10PM on NYE and New Year's Day!

Click here to book your tickets!

New Year's Eve Virtual Concert

Live Cast & Interactive with Folk Singer Peter Mayer

DEC. 31, 7:30 TO 9:00 P.M.

Consider giving yourself and others the gift of uplifting song as we ring out 2020 and look with hope to 2021. Minnesota’s Peter Mayer has been singing and songwriting full-time for over 20 years. His work has been included in song books, church hymnals, and folk radio playlists across the country. He has eleven albums to his credit.

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Get A Delicious Take-out Dinner!

CT Bites has compiled a list of popular places all across CT that are offering special meals on NYE!

Click here to reserve now!

Magic of Lights at Toyota Oakdale Theater

Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Wallingford’s favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price.

Open 5PM - 10PM on New Year's Eve and New Years Day!

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