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:
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.
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.
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
80’s New Year’s Eve with The Pop Rocks at the Woodbury Brewing Company
9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. 12/31-1/1, Woodbury Brewing Company, Woodbury
It's an 80s rocking eve with The Pop Rocks; dancing to your favorite old tunes.
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Live Music Party
6:00 p.m. 12/31, Aquila’s Nest Vineyards, Newtown
Great wine, menu by Loree's Fine Food, Live Music by Frank Louis Pisani & Pat Matto, dancing, and an epic good time.
Live Music & Dancing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.