Connecticut hosts some of the most exhilarating New Year’s Eve experiences surrounded by beautiful ambiances ranging from sea creatures to scenic vineyards. You can also usher in the New Year at many of the luxurious hotel parties featuring live performances, premium drinks, and glittering festivities or spend the day with the kids enjoying family-friendly activities and fireworks. There’s no shortage of entertainment options for creating memorable experiences in Connecticut this New Year.
Take the New Year to the next level at the Endless Midnight New Year’s Eve Event at Mohegan Sun in Montville. Known as the “hottest party of the year”, this extravagant party features dancing, DJ performances, an open bar, champagne toast, and breakfast buffet in the Uncas Ballroom. Don’t forget to enjoy the entertainment at the Mohegan Sun, a 24-story casino and hotel featuring several nightclubs, an arcade, indoor waterfall, 18-hole golf course, spa, indoor and outdoor pool, and fun for the entire family!
Known as one of Connecticut’s most unique aquarium experiences, the Mystic Aquarium hosts an exquisite Black and White Ball on New Year’s Eve. Surround yourself with gorgeous sea creatures in a colorful ambiance while enjoying gourmet food, dancing, complimentary drinks, and festivities. A portion of the proceeds benefit the aquarium’s programs.
Dance, dine, and enjoy the midnight champagne toast at Dancing New Year’s Eve in the grand ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel this New Year’s Eve. This annual event also offers an open bar and free dance lessons. Stay the night in this premier hotel to relax in comfort, pamper yourself, and embrace the spirit of wellbeing as you enter the New Year.
Perched high on the hilltop of a beautiful 40-acre estate, Aquila’s Nest Vineyards hosts the New Year’s Eve Masquerade party featuring a wide selection of the finest Connecticut wines, live music, dancing, and a delicious menu to ring in the New Year. Enjoy sweeping views of rolling vineyards at this scenic winery venue as you celebrate new beginnings.
Ring in the New Year while dancing to your favorite 80’s hits at the Woodbury Brewing Company in South Woodbury. The 80’s New Year’s Eve celebration features live music performances, dancing, a wide selection of house-brewed ales and lagers, and a complimentary Champils toast to each attendee at midnight. Enjoy the warm and relaxed family-friendly atmosphere complete with games like cornhole and shuffleboard.
The annual First Night Celebration in Hartford is an alcohol-free celebration offering a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy. This multicultural event features countless professional musicians, performance groups, local artists, exhibits, rides on the Bushnell carousel, and two chances to see fireworks in Bushnell Park - once in the early evening and then at midnight. It’s the perfect family-friendly New Year’s Eve event with something for everyone.
If you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve with the family, check out the Noon Years Eve event at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. This mid-day party offers several fun activities for younger children, live music performances, a DJ, and countdown to noon. It’s a great way for parents and children to count down the New Year together without kids staying up past their bedtimes.
For an evening to remember, waltz back into the 20’s at The Branford House’s New Year’s Eve social event. Welcome in the New Year surrounded by an elegant, historic ambiance featuring the roaring 20’s theme complete with live performers, an open bar with premium selections, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and midnight countdown.
Treat yourself to a night of dancing and entertainment at the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Country House Restaurant in East Haven. Located minutes from the Connecticut shore and downtown New Haven, this formal event features delicious entrees, fancy hor d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts, dancing, entertainment, an open bar, and champagne toast at midnight.
If you love to celebrate the New Year at a more intimate concert setting, check out the New Year’s Eve Bash at the Hilton Mystic in Stonington. Located across from the Mystic Aquarium, this festive dance party offers live entertainment, a cash bar, Prosecco toast, and scrumptious breakfast buffet at midnight. Enjoy the night at the beautiful hotel featuring many thoughtful amenities including in-room spa baths, an indoor heated salt pool, and onsite restaurant.