New Year's Eve Events in Connecticut 2022 Last Updated: November 2023

2023 is almost here — so ring it in right. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Connecticut with drag performances, clubbing, immersive experiences, outdoor fun, and much more.

Here are some of the state’s hottest happenings:

Drag Performances

  • Lipstick Lashes: NYE Edition
    10:00 p.m. 12/31, Comix Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun
    A variety drag show with a rotating cast of performers. Expect to see comedic sets, live singers, celebrity impersonations, dancing & more; the show will also include audience participation games.
  • Diva Royale Drag Queen Show
    1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., 12/31, Diva Royale, New Haven
    Get up close and personal with your host Diva Drag Queen and her guest Drag Queen Divas such as Madonna, Dolly Parton, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Adele, Nicki Minaj, Whitney Houston, Sia, Britney Spears, Beyonce and many other celebrity impersonators.
  • New Year’s Eve- Night of Bond
    8:00 p.m. 12/31, Chez Est, Hartford
    Drag performances with full menu and bar.

Comedy Nights

  • New Year’s Comedy Night
    7:00 or 10:00 p.m. 12/31, City Steam Brewery, Hartford
    The Comedy Craft Beer Tour brings the best of Northeast comedy to local breweries, wineries, and any other venue that serves alcohol throughout New England and beyond for an evening that keeps the drinks flowing, and the laughs coming.
  • New Year’s Eve Comedy Showcase
    7:00 or 10:00 p.m. 12/31, The Elbow Room, West Hartford
    A showcase of CT's finest comedians hosted by Santa Claus and headlined by Matt Heath.

Immersive Experiences

  • New Year’s Eve at the Branford
    8:30 p.m., The Branford House, Branford
    Marked as an evening to remember, waltz back in time to the roaring twenties and enjoy a collective immersive experience with elaborate ambience featuring live performers, decadent hors d'oeuvres and an open bar with premium selections.
  • A New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Murder Mystery
    7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. 12/31-1/1, Harrie’s Jailhouse, Middletown
    The jailhouse will be completely transformed into the ultimate prohibition-era party space, and guests can expect to be surrounded by plenty of jazz, gin, murder, and mystery as they are immersed into the world of Jay Gatsby.
  • 314’a NYE Masquerade
    6:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., 12/31 -1 2/1, 314 Beer Garden, Norwalk
    Wear your Masquerade Masks for an all-night party with live music and watching the ball drop.

Brewery & Winery Fun

Live Music & Dancing

  • Chizzle
    9:00 p.m. 12/31, Avalon Nightclub at Mohegan Sun
    Special Guest DJ all night party
  • Dancing New Year's Eve CT
    1:45 p.m. 12/31, Dance Dimensions, Norwalk

    An afternoon of beginner lessons in Salsa, Hustle, and West Coast Swing, followed by a dance party.
  • Party into The New Year
    10:30 p.m. 12/31, Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun
    Extravagant New Year celebration gets underway with dancing and music by DJ Tom Macari with an open bar, a champagne toast at Midnight and breakfast buffe.
  • Blurred Vision
    8:00 p.m. 12/31, Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
    Blurred Vision will be playing high energy music with an open dancefloor.
  • New Year’s Eve at Shrine
    9:00 p.m. 12/31, Shrine at Foxwoods
    Concert by 50 Cent

Food, Drink & Live Entertainment

  • Happy New Years with Soul
    8:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m. 12/31-1/1, Black-Eyed Sally’s, Hartford
    Ring in the New Year with The Mighty Soul Drivers! The Drivers bring the classic Soul sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and points South to the hills of New England.
  • Four Season By The Lake 2022 NYE Party featuring Back in Black & Aquanett
    7:00 p.m. -1:00 a.m. 12/31-1/1, Four Seasons by the Lake, Stafford
    A night of rock music; come dance the night away with Back In Black & Aquanett. Enjoy Hors D'oeuvre's and a Champagne Toast.
  • New Year’s Eve with Whiskey Boulevard
    9:15 p.m. 12/31, Comix Roadhouse at Mohegan Sun
    High energy live music with food, drinks, and craft beers.
  • Red Light
    10:00 p.m. 12/31, The Lansdowne Pub at Mohegan Sun
    Party music rock cover band with food and drinks.
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance
    8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. 12/31-1/1, Vibz Uptown Flava Banquet Hall, Hartford
    Appetizers, Full Dinner Buffer, Desserts and 2-hour OPEN BAR, featuring PERSONAL TOUCH BAND. Music by Jimmy Jam and hosted by SONJA DENYSE
  • New Year’s at Hope Lodge Venue
    7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. 12/31-1/1, Hope Lodge, Moosup
    A live DJ, hors d’oeuvres, Caribbean food, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
  • NYE Art Show Extravaganza
    7:00 p.m. 12/31, Madeline’s Empanaderia in New Haven
    Two floors of an artistic and unique New Years’ experience featuring a top DJ, complimentary cocktails, party favors, appetizers, multiple courses and an exciting countdown to the New Year.
  • New Year’s Eve Bash with Wicked Peach
    9:00 p.m., 12/31, Hilton Mystic
    Intimate concert, prosecco toast and breakfast buffet at Midnight.

First Night/Noon Year’s Eve

  • First Night 2023
    8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. 12/31, Ski Sundown
    All night lift tickets, torchlit ski parade, kid friendly family fun event.
  • Countdown to Noon
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 12/31, East Lyme Community Center, East Lyme
    250+ balloon drop at Noon! Join the Museum and East Lyme Parks & Recreation for southeastern Connecticut’s premier New Year’s event for children and families.
  • Noon Year’s Eve Party
    11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., 12/31, Fired Up, Branford
    Perfect for anyone who can't quite make it to midnight but still wants to join in the celebration! Each child will make their very own noisemaker as we wait for the Noon-Year’s eve ball to drop.
  • Countdown to Noon
    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 12/31, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk
    Multimedia Gallery to dance, sing and have a blast to watch New Year’s Eve celebrations from around the world on a huge, immersive screen. Be there before Noon for a Countdown to Noon with great fanfare just like the grownups get to do 12 hours later.

Hotel Packages

  • New Year’s Eve Celebration
    6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 12/31-1/1, Water’s Edge Resort and Spa, Westbrook
    Multiple packages to celebrate the New Year are available: Early Four-Course Gourmet Dinner, Dinner and Dance Party and Overnight Package.
  • New Year’s Eve Gala
    7:00 p.m., 12/31, Saybrook Point Resort and Marina, Old Saybrook
    Gala tickets include stationary and passed appetizers, a sit-down dinner, desserts, a premium open bar & a champagne toast at midnight! Overnight packages available.

City-Wide Celebrations

  • First Night Hartford
    2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., 12/31-1/1, Downtown Hartford
    First Night is a family-friendly celebration that offers two chances to see fireworks alongside a wide array of outdoor and indoor programming. Now in its 33rd year, First Night is a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Years’ experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year.