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New Year’s Eve Events for Kids in Connecticut

The kiddos want to celebrate the new year just like the adults and we’ve found some fund places to take the kids for New Year’s Eve Countdown parties and family events. Most are during the day so the adults can go out at night once the children are tucked in bed and grandma has come over to watch them or the babysitter arrives.

New Year's Eve Events for Kids in Connecticut

Parkville Market New Year’s Eve Kids Party

Gather the little ones and ring in the New Year with Parkville Market in Hartford, Connecticut. This NYE Parkville Market will close out the year with mad libs, puzzles, face painting, and even a special balloon drop for those who might hit the hay a little earlier this year. Festivities begin at 3pm on December 31st!

Kids Countdown to New Years at Mystic Seaport Museum

Come join the BenAnna Band at Mystic Seaport Museum on December 31st, 2022 for a family friendly musical countdown to the New Year! Kids can make their own party hats. Mystic Seaport Museum will be ringing in the new year starting at 3:00 pm with sparklers and confetti canons on the McGraw Quad!

First Night Hartford Family New Year’s Eve Event

The annual Hartford New Year’s celebration “First Night” is back and better than ever! There will be two spectacular fireworks shows scheduled in Bushnell Park. One at 6 PM for younger attendants and one at 12 AM, midnight for adults and older children. The fireworks can be viewed throughout the city by thousands of visitors and residents. First Night also includes multi-cultural activities, events, performances, and more!

Celebrate First Night 2023 at Ski Sundown

Celebrate First Night 2023 at Ski Sundown in New Hartford and ski in the New Year. Lifts and trails will be open from 8:00am to 11:30pm on December 31st. Also, all night lift tickets will be extended from 10:00pm to 11:30pm for no extra charge!

Kids Countdown to Noon at Stepping Stones Museum Norwalk

It will be a rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve at Stepping Stones on December 31st, 2022 from 11 am to 12:30 pm as Star Factory’s DJ Lou will be in the house to help us say goodbye to 2022 and ring in 2023!

Countdown to Noon at the Niantic Children’s Museum

Ring in the New Year a little early with a 250+ balloon drop at noon! Join the Niantic Children’s Museum and East Lyme Parks & Recreation for southeastern Connecticut’s premier New Year’s event for children and families!

Noon Years Eve Celebration at Nomads Adventure Quest

Nomads Adventure Quest Noon Years Eve Celebration is an ​ event for all ages! There will be face painting, a DJ, games, bounce houses, a lunch buffet, and an EPIC BALLOON DROP AT NOON! This event sells out every year don’t wait to purchase your ticket!

Noon Year’s Eve at the Newtown Community Center

Ring in the new year at the Newtown Community Center with dancing, crafts and a countdown to noon complete with a balloon drop! Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Noon Year’s Eve Balloon Drop at the Ridgefield Library

All ages are invited to join the Ridgefield Library as they count down to 2023 and say goodbye to 2022! Drop-ins welcome, but registration required for refreshments.

Wolcott Public Library Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve Party

Countdown to noon at this fun event for children too little to stay up ‘til midnight at Wolcott Public Library! Mr. Matt of Turtle Dance Music will be joining us on the projector screen for a sensory-friendly dance party. Instruments will be provided for the children.

Countdown to Noon at KidsPlay Children’s Museum Torrington

Countdown to Noon is back at KidsPlay Children’s Museum in Torrington, Connecticut! Join us as we welcome in 2023 with fun, crafts, and noisemakers. Pre-registration is required.

Kid’s New Years Eve at Lake Compounce

Kid’s New Year’s Eve returns to Lake Compounce December 31st! We’re ringing in 2023 kids style with bubble dance party, juice box toast, and their final fireworks show of the 2022 season!