NBC Connecticut is Connecting You to Joy with a list of New Year's Eve events across the state for Dec. 31, 2016. Suggestions range from a glamourous night on the water to a family-friendly bowling party. Check out the list below.
Show off your moves at this dance-inspired New Year's Eve event. Classes begin at 3 p.m. and the party goes through the night! Open bar included from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
3 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Sheraton Stamford Hotel
700 East Main Street, Stamford, CT
Hit the streets of downtown Hartford for the 28th Annual First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration! This family-friendly event has setups all around downtown and includes two fireworks shows.
2 p.m. to midnight
Downtown Hartford, CT
Check out the offers at Foxwoods Resort Casino for a variety of NYE's options.
350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, CT
Mohegan Sun offers a variety of New Year’s Eve festivities. Visit their website to browse the offerings.
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Spend New Year’s in a thrilling murder mystery masquerade as you cruise down the river on a Lady Katharine Cruise. Must book ahead!
6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
105 Reserve Road, Hartford, CT
Looking for some family fun this holiday? Lessard Lanes in Plainville is open all day New Year’s Eve and offers special party packages starting in the evening until midnight.
5:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
136 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT
Is live music your idea of a good time. Then pick up tickets for Shakedown’s all ages show at Toad’s Place in New Haven
Doors at 7:30 p.m.
300 York Street, New Haven, CT
Get outside and enjoy the slopes at the New Years Eve Torch Run and Torchlight Parade at Powder Ridge. Anyone with a lift pass can join the parade
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
99 Powder Hill Road
Looking to class it up with a river view? Check out the New Year’s Eve Bash: Casino Royale at the Mystic Yatching Center. This event is for the 21+ crowd.
8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
90 Essex St, Groton, CT
Feeling fancy? This event at the The Country House includes dinner and entertainment for $200 a couple.
7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
990 Foxon Road, East Haven, CT
One ticket - two bars! That's the idea behind the McFadden's and BarBQ New Year's Eve event. Ticket includes top shelf open bar a full dinner buffet, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight.
8 p.m. - midnight
261 Main Street, Stamford, CT
Let laughter ring in the new year. The 7 Angels Theater in Waterbury offers two stand-up comedy shows featuring four NYC comics - and the later show features a champagne toast at midnight.
6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
1 Plank Road, Waterbury, CT
Galaxy Roller Rink offers two alcohol-free NYE parties - an early party of the youngsters, and a late party for everyone else. Bring on the family fun!
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
210 Bridge Street, Groton, CT
A potluck dinner followed by a dance and a toast at midnight! Bring the whole family to this dance event in West Hartford
6:45 p.m. to 12:20 a.m.
West Hartford Town Hall
For $100 a person enjoy a night of food, drinks and entertainment at Amarante's Sea Cliff. Reservation required.
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
62 Cove Street, New Haven, CT
DJ Seaneo spinning songs all night long sound like a good time? Join the team at Black Bear Saloon in Hartford for a popping New Year's Eve - complete with a toast at midnight. 21+
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
187 Allen Street, Hartford, CT
A grand buffet dinner is followed by an open bar and live entertainment sponsored by I95 Rock and Kicks 105.5 all night. This event hosted at the Crowne Plaza Danbury is 21+ and starts at $259 per couple.
Starts at 7 p.m.
18 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, CT