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NBC Connecticut is Connecting You to Joy with a list of New Year's Eve events across the state for Dec. 31, 2018 as you prepare to ring in 2019. There are a range of suggestions and options in the list below.
For $110 a person enjoy a night of food, drinks and entertainment at Amarante's Sea Cliff. Reservation required (203) 467-2531. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. 62 Cove Street, New Haven, CT
Ring in the second New Year’s at Artisan in Westhartford, 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 in Windsor Locks is offering comedy from Preston Simpson, Billy Winn and Tom Anzalone. The show starts at 10 p.m. with doors opening at 9 p.m. Dinner is available starting at 7:30 p.m. The show alone is $50 and includes party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and after party desserts. Dinner and the show combined are $88 per person. Taxes and gratuities are included.
Live stand up comedy shows featuring Dan Crohn and Claudia Stavola 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
Celebrate the dawn of 2019 in vintage Hollywood style. This classic ball including a five hour open bar, elaborate appetizers and buffet dinner. Dance the night away with our DJ or find your inner Hepburn and capture memories in the Hollywood "Selfie" booth. As midnight approaches, watch a live stream directly from the "Big Apple" and countdown in glee to 2019 and toast to a brand New Year. Deluxe package for two includes overnight eaccomodations. Price is $389 per couple plus tax.
Luther and Cody Dickinson, the North Mississippi Allstars, will be playing a show at 9 p.m. with tickets going for $68 for regular admission or $88 for VIP. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds will be performing at 9 p.m. at The Warehouse.
The annual New Year's Eve celebration in downtown Hartford will be celebrating it's 30th anniversary and will take place from 2 p.m. to midnight. The party includes fireworks at 6 p.m. and midnight in Bushnell Park but viewable throughout much of the city. Horse drawn wagon rides around Bushnell Park will also be available.
Foxwoods’ Resort and Casino will have parties across the property, including live entertainment from Jammin 107.7 in the Grand Pequot Rotunda and Legends in Concert at the Fox Theater. Rick Springfield will be performing in the Grand Theater.
Come to Infinity Hall Hartford and bring in the New Year with Rock N Roll Hall of Fame group Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals! This is an all new show with an all star band, 3 piece horn section and interactive video presentation!
NRBQ will be celebrating New Year’s Eve at Infinity Hall! Let’s all bring in 2019 with one our favorites here in Norfolk. Great musicians, great songs - Ridin’ In My Car”, “Me And The Boys”, “RC Cola And A Moon Pie,” “Wacky Tobacky” and on and on . You know the band, you know the hits and we all know it’ll be party time when Connecticut’s own NRBQ hits the stage!! Come bring the family and celebrate the holiday with us.
Metro Bis in Simsbury is offering a prix-fixe three-course meal from 5 to 9:30 p.m. for $58.95, plus tax, beverages and gratuity. Reservations recommended (860) 651-1908. 731 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury
Ring in the new year with us as we celebrate a historic First Night at MGM Springfield. From indulgent celebrations to delectable dining options, New Year’s at MGM Springfield will offer an experience for everyone. The casino's Cal Mare restaurant is also offering a special multi-course prix-fixe menu.
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 buffet dinner, premium open bar, party favors, a champagne toast and a contental breakfast for $299 per couple (price includes port fee and tax)
Kicking off at 10:30pm, this party will be one to remember with dancing and music by DJ Crooked & DJ Neva from SKAM ARTIST, an open bar, champagne toast and 12:15am breakfast buffet! Music star Kesha will be performing at the Mogean Sun Arena at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31.
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.
Park & Oak restaurant in West Hartford will be serving dinner specials, drink specials, and celebrating with a ball drop party at midnight. The restaurant, which just celebrated its second anniversary, is a good place to be for comfort food and drinks as you ring in 2019. Reservations recommended. 155 Park Road, West Hartford
Mama D is chaperoning the 1999 Holiday Homecoming Dance but when she turns her back the unthinkable happens! Join us this New Year’s Eve for an interactive murder mystery filled with fun, food and entertainment by the cast of MAMA D’s! Guests will be encouraged to participate by dressing in their best 1990’s garb and testing their sleuthing skills in an effort to solve the murder. The evening includes beer, wine, soft drinks, hearty hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight and of course—dancing! $75 per person - tickets must be purchased in advance
You can ring in the new year skiing and enjoying a three course, prix fixe dinner. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Our evening package also includes a late-night snack and Champagne toast at midnight. Enjoy dinner between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., with music and dancing starting at 8 p.m. $59 per person, plus tax. Powder Hill Road, Middlefield
On December 31st, weHartford will be teaming up with Republic at the Linden to bring you an epic NYE.With two floors of entertainment, two stages of live music, featuring The Professors of Sweet, Sweet Music -The POSSM, One Time Weekend, and an acoustic set by the silky smooth Mike Suddes- Singer/songwriter. Specialty NYE drinks, and much more - this is a not-to-be-missed night. NO COVER charge and/or tickets required for entry.
Ring in the new year at our annual New Year’s Eve Gala! Our talented chefs have designed an impressive menu for the evening consisting of extensive passed hors d’oeuvres, a New England Raw Bar and several attended specialty stations. The main course, a sit-down dinner, is a selection of three entrees and a premium open bar, a decadent selection of tableside homemade desserts from our talented Pastry Chef and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $149.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Tickets include your sit down dinner, extensive appetizers, desserts a premium open bar and a champagne toast. 2 Bridge Street, Old Saybrook
Saint Clements Castle & Marina - SOLD OUT
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.
The Sheraton at Bradley airport is hosting an 80's party with a full open bar, buffet stations, overnight accomodations, a midnight snack, champagne toast, and entertainment. Pricing is $425/couple, including tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, contact Catalina Huggins by email to email@example.com or phone 860-386-7891.
The Blue Back Square restaurant will be hosting trivia night starting at 7:30 p.m. including half price draft beer.
This restaurant and bar replaced the Black Bear Saloon at 187 Allyn Street. Now, The Urban Young Professionals and TNB have teamed up for a New Year's Eve party with Boston's JAM'N 94.5 fm DJ 4eign. You can get a 3-course dinner and New Year's party for $40 per person or skip the dinner and just enjoy the part for $15. The first 100 party only tickets are free but you must RSVP ahead of time and arrive before 10:30 p.m.
Toad's place will be hosting it's New Year's Eve with Max Creek Celebration. Tickets include party favors, a giant balloon drop and a continent breakfast. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. 300 York Street, New Haven