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Family New Year’s Eve at First Night Hartford

December 31, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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An event every year that begins at 2:00 pm on day 31 of December, repeating indefinitely

Family New Year’s Eve at First Night Hartford is a celebration of the New Year through the arts.  It is an alcohol free, family-friendly, public celebration that marks the passage from the old year to the new with art, ritual and festivity. The day is a multicultural, artistically unique, New Year’s experience with professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year.  It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year!
The day includes TWO spectacular fireworks shows at 6 PM and midnight in Bushnell Park that can be seen throughout the city by thousands of residents and visitors. Venues such as the Public Library, City Hall, The Old State House, State House Square, Wadsworth Atheneum, Center Church and Charter Oak Cultural Center, The Bushnell Carousel and more participate in the fun by welcoming the public on this New Year’s Eve holiday.
Important announcement! For First Night Hartford 2020 we are going back to using the Button as the ticket for access to all First Night Hartford activities. There will not be wristband this year – the button will admit each person into all programming and all locations all day/evening long.  It’s an “all-in-one” wristband so you can come and go as you please.. Prices are the same as last year Get your buttons here today: https://ezevent.com/Live/FirstNightHartford2020/12312019/729416

This year First Night partners with the Hartford Wolf Pack. Anyone who attends their game against Bridgeport on the 31st at 5PM will also receive a ticket and button for First Night Hartford 2020!! Come make a great Hartford Winter day of it. Click here to get your tickets.

First Night Hartford, an independent non-profit, has partnered with Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, a Hartford-based community venture building firm, to coordinate the festivities. The new partnership will see First Night Hartford 2020 retain many of the family friendly traditions of the Night while also featuring new initiatives to strategically expand the reach, audience, and spectacle. First Night’s mission is to broaden and deepen the public’s appreciation of the visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse and high quality New Year’s Eve program which offers the community a shared cultural experience that is accessible and affordable to all.