Family Friendly New Year's Eve Fun in Central CT
Another year flew by and we’re already here again planning our New Year's Eve festivities. While many think of the holiday as adults-only, New Years Eve can be turned into a kid friendly celebration when you attend one of these family geared events. Counting down to midnight all together isn't an option for those of us with young children so celebrate during the day and early evening instead.
First Night in Hartford is the city's official New Year's Eve celebration featuring performances, fun activities for the entire family, firework displays and much more. All of the events will be held at more than 20 venues and sites in downtown Hartford beginning at 2pm. Wristbands for the alcohol free event are $10 for adults and $2 for children 3-15.
Ring in the New Year celebrating cultures and traditions from around the globe at Imagine Nation's 8th Annual Celebrations around the World from 10am-1pm. Kids will get to make a party hat and noisemakers.
1 Pleasant Street Bristol, CT 06010
Fun Squared, a fun entertainment center in Newington is having a family friendly NYE party with two separate countdowns. One countdown is at 9 pm for the younger kids and one at midnight. Your family can enjoy unlimited bowling, laser tag, pizza and soft drinks from either 6-9 pm or 9:30-12:30 am for $20 per person.
56 Costello Road Newington, CT 06111
Jump-n-Jammin’ in Bristol has a NYE open jump party for families from 4-7 pm. There will be games, entertainment, food, raffles, contests, a clown and much more. Reservations are required. Prices are $15 per person, $55 for a family of four, $70 for a family of 5, $85 for a family of 6.
815 Pine Street Bristol, CT 06010
Celebrate the New Year at Veterans Memorial Skating Rink from 6:30-8pm. Ring in 2013 on the ice with hats, horns and a countdown to an early midnight. Admission for West Hartford adults is $6.25 and child $5.75, non-resident child or adult is $7.25, skate rentals are $4.
56 Buena Vista Road West Hartford, CT 06107