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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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’ 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.