How to Really Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Connecticut

New Year's Eve in ConnecticutThere is one single moment, occurring on only one day per year, that is purely magical.  On December 31st, at the stroke of midnight, a brand new chapter of endless possibilities begins, causing the need for wild celebration and toasts to the future!  New Year’s Eve is one of the most exhilarating times of the year and should be celebrated to the fullest.  While searching for the perfect place to ring in the New Year, make sure to check out what there is to do in the state of Connecticut, known for hosting some of the most outstanding New Year’s Eve parties.  No matter where you are in the state or who you’re celebrating with, you’ll find an incredible event to attend on New Year’s Eve in Connecticut. Browse our list of five favorite Connecticut parties and events below to help you decide where you should go!

Be sure to download our free Connecticut Travel Guide to plan your New Year’s Eve in Connecticut this year!

  1. New Year’s Eve Gala at the Country House

“Classy” is the best word to describe this event in East Haven, CT.  Fancy hors d’oeuvres, delicious entrees, and exquisite desserts combine to create the best meal you’ve ever had!  Grab a drink from the open bar and treat yourself to a night of dancing and entertainment provided by Local Motion Entertainment.  End the night with a champagne toast to the new year!

  1. Dancing New Year’s Eve CT at the Sheraton Hotel

Put on your best dancing shoes for this event!  DJ’s will be playing the best salsa, hustle, and West Coast swing music around for an all-night dance party!  No experience needed- dance lessons (free with event registration) will be held earlier in the afternoon before the dance.  Dinner and dessert will be served as well!  This is a great party for you and a group of friends; the DJ will be playing a mix of swing, salsa, and hustle music as well as crowd favorites to keep you dancing until the party ends at 2:00 am!

  1. First Night Hartford in Downtown Hartford, CT

Take a walk of Downtown Hartford during your New Year’s Eve in Connecticut and discover many of its most unique and interesting establishments.  Watch acrobatic performances, comedy shows, and musical concerts as well as tour spots like the Connecticut Science Center and the Soldier and Sailors Memorial Arch.  This day in Hartford ends with a bang as colorful fireworks explode into the night sky to mark the beginning of the new year!  This event is alcohol-free, making it the perfect celebration for families with young ones.

  1. Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT

This venue will provide you with some of the best entertainment possible!  Explore the resort and enjoy performances such as stand-up comedy and concerts.  Mohegan Sun offers three different casinos: Earth, Sky, and Wind.  Have dinner at the restaurant and spend an exciting evening to start your new year on a good note!

  1. Willimantic Brewing Co’s Party in the Pub in Willimantic, CT

For a more relaxed celebration on New Year’s Eve in Connecticut, visit Willimantic Brewing Company. Eat a delicious meal at their restaurant and try one of their authentic, hand-crafted brews; other local breweries will be represented as well.  Their Party in the Pub starts at 9:00pm, complete with a DJ, dancing, free snacks, and party favors, and of course, champagne at midnight!  Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a great part while experiencing one of Connecticut’s best breweries.

Come Stay at Stonecroft Country Inn!

If you’re looking for the perfect place to relax after your New Year’s Eve in Connecticut, check our availability at the Stonecroft Country Inn.  We offer luxury suites and a complimentary three-course breakfast in our historic inn located just outside charming downtown Mystic.  Experience the tranquility we provide in our inn; plan your trip today!

Check out our Connecticut Vacation Guide to learn more about the area!

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