There’s something bittersweet about saying goodbye to another year. However, the fun and excitement that comes with it makes it a magical experience! Kick off the new year in style at Stonecroft Country Inn and discover how to spend New Year’s Eve in Connecticut. This is one of the most exhilarating holidays and should be celebrated to the fullest! You’ll find incredible events to attend, including parties, shows, and delicious dinners. Browse our favorite Connecticut events below and decide what to do this year. Then, make a trip out of it with our free Vacation Guide! You’ll find top recommendations for restaurants, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more.
How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Connecticut in Style
Black and White Ball
Do you dream of a Cinderella New Year’s Eve? Your wish has been granted! The Black and White Ball at the Mystic Aquarium is one of the best events in the area. Wear your best attire, dance the night away, and admire gorgeous sea creatures — including a special guest appearance by a pair of African penguins! Gourmet food stations and complimentary drinks are also available. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds go to support the Mystic Aquarium’s programs.
New Year’s Eve Gala at the Country House
Celebrate the new year in a classy atmosphere at the New Year’s Eve Gala in East Haven, CT. Fancy hors d’oeuvres, delicious entrees, and exquisite desserts combine to create one of the best meals you’ve ever had. You can grab a drink from the open bar and treat yourself to a night of dancing and entertainment. Make sure you stick around for the Champagne toast at midnight!
Dancing New Year’s Eve CT at the Sheraton Hotel
Dancing New Year’s Eve is a must for those seeking a fun and unforgettable celebration. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy salsa, hustle, and West Coast swing music during this all-night dance party! If you’re not a skilled dancer, don’t worry; you can take free dance lessons when you register for the event. (They’re held earlier in the afternoon.) Dinner and dessert is served as well. This is a great party for a group of friends!
First Night Hartford in Downtown Hartford, CT
If you’d rather take it slow this year, walk to Downtown Hartford for the First Night Hartford event and discover unique and interesting establishments. You can watch acrobatic performances, comedy shows, and musical concerts as well as tour spots like the Connecticut Science Center and the Soldier and Sailors Memorial Arch. End the night with a bang as colorful fireworks explode in the sky, marking the beginning of the new year!
Note: This event is alcohol-free. It’s an excellent option for families with children!
Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT
Keep yourself entertained this New Year’s Eve in CT! Meet your loved ones at Mohegan Sun for a magical night out. Explore the resort and enjoy live entertainment like stand-up comedy and concerts. The Mohegan Sun also offers three casinos: Earth, Wind, and Sky. Play a few games and see if the odds are in your favor! Then, sit down for dinner at one of many restaurants and start your year off with a delicious meal.
Book Your Stay at Stonecroft Country Inn!
New Year’s Eve in Connecticut is a night to remember, so make sure you spend it at the best place possible! After attending one of these exciting events, come home to a cozy room at Stonecroft Country Inn. Our lovely B&B has everything you need to relax and enjoy New England’s charm.
Browse our accommodations today and pick your favorite! Take a look at our Westcroft Room, for example. The details of this cottage-like room will transport you into a world of peace and serenity. Nestle up by the fireplace with a glass of wine, take a hot shower in the private bathroom, and get a good night’s sleep in the queen feather bed. When you wake up the next day, let the sweet smell of coffee lead you downstairs where a delicious homemade breakfast awaits! We always book fast for New Year’s Eve, so be sure to make your reservation in advance!