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Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve and Ring in 2018 in Connecticut



    First Night Hartford Ready to Roll

    (Published Monday, Dec. 11, 2017)

    Editor's Note: These events were for 2017 and are not happening this year.

    NBC Connecticut is Connecting You to Joy with a list of New Year's Eve events across the state for Dec. 31, 2017 as you prepare to ring in 2018. There are a range of suggestions and options in the list below.

    Amarante’s Sea Cliff

    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

    Artisan West Hartford at the Delamar Hotel

    Ring in the first New Year’s at Artisan, which will have two dinner seatings. The earlier seating is a three course prix fixe for $65 per person. The later seating is a four course prix fixe with a champagne toast for $125 per person. The restaurant will also have dancing open to the public.  5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.  1 Memorial Rd, West Hartford

    Bobby V's Laugh-In 2018

    Bobby V's will be hosting dinner and a comedy show, featuring three comedians, including Jim David. You can purchase a dinner & show package for $88, or just a show package for $50.  Reservations are recommended at 7, 7:30 or 8 p.m.  The comedy show begins at 10 p.m. with doors opening at 9 p.m.  11 Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks

    Bond Ballroom in Hartford

    The Bond Ballroom in Hartford is hosting a New Year's Eve party with a Great Gatsby theme on the penthouse floor of the Homewood Suites by Hilton.  The party includes a band, DJ, passed hors d'oeuvres, premium open bar, and a view of the midnight fireworks in Hartford.

    City Steam Brewery

    Live stand up comedy shows at 7 and 10:30 p.m., including a champagne toast at midnight.  Live music in the bar starting at 8:30 p.m.  Admission is $30.  942 Main Street, Hartford

    First Night Hartford

    The annual New Year's Eve clebration in downtown Hartford will take place from 2 p.m. to midnight and includes fireworks at 6 p.m. and midnight. There will be a dance party on Trinity Street leading up to each fireworks show.

    Foxwoods’ Midnight Magic 2018

    Foxwoods’ Resort and Casino will have parties across the property, including live entertainment at The Celebration Zone, Live@Atrium, and Centrale, along with dining deals at some of the restaurants. The B-52’s will be performing in the Grand Theater.

    Galaxy Roller Rink in Groton

    Galaxy Roller Rink is having a daytime and evening New Year's Eve parties, including free party hats and noisemakers.  There will be a giant balloon and stuffed animal drops at 4 p.m. and midnight.  Prepurchasing of tickets is recommended.

    Infinity Hall Hartford

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Infinity Hall in Hartford with dinner and a show from Tower of Power. The show will include a champagne toast. Tickets are required. The early show is at 5:45 p.m. and the later show is at 9:45 p.m.

    Infinity Hall Norfolk

    Infinity Hall in Norfolk will be hosting dinner and a show featuring Adam Ezra Group with Atlas Gray. Tickets are required for the show, which begins at 9 p.m.

    Murder Mystery Masquerade Cruise and Gala

    Lady Katharine Cruises will be celebrating New Year's Eve on the Connecticut River in style aboard the luxury yacht "Mystique."  The party includes a murder mystery, buffet dinner, premium open bar, party favors, and a contental breakfast for $177.66 per person (including boarding fee and tax)

    Mohegan Sun’s NYE 2018 Celebration

    Mohegan Sun will have live entertainment, including a concert by Robin Thicke (Mohegan Sun Arena) and a party at VISTA Lounge. Some restaurants at the casino will also be offering dining specials.

    The New England Carousel Museum

    The museum in Bristol is hosting a party from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. featuring the Chaparrals with music and dancing for $40 per person.

    Olives and Oil

    The restaurant is hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner called “A Night in Venice.” It’s a masquerade ball with a six course dinner themed on Venetian cuisine for $90. 124 Temple Street, New Haven

    Park & Oak

    Park & Oak restaurant in West Hartford will be serving a 3 course prefix menu all night, plus cocktail specials and a DJ starting at 9:30 p.m.

    Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort – “Fire at the Ridge”

    You can ring in the new year skiing and enjoying a three course, prix fixe dinner. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. 99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield

    Saybrook Point Inn’s New Year’s Eve Gala with The Cartells

    Saybrook Point Inn’s popular annual gala includes live music, a raw bar, passed appetizers, full sit down dinner, premium open bar, champagne toast for $139.95.  2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook

    Saint Clements Castle & Marina

    Saint Clements is hosting a New Year's Eve party for $130 per person that includes dinner, a premium open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight.  There are rooms available as well for overnight stays.

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