7 Best Ways to Celebrate the New Year in Hartford, CT

After Christmas is over, there’s more to look forward to—the new year! Although it’s perfectly acceptable to stay warm and cozy at home as the clock strikes twelve, Hartford has several opportunities to get out and celebrate. Here are some of the best ways to ring in the New Year in Hartford, Connecticut, and other areas.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance

Spend the last Saturday night of 2022 with Personal Touch Band as you dance the night away. The New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance opens at 8 pm, and there’s an open bar from 9 to 11 pm. Of course, you’ll be dancing the night away as 2023 makes its grand entrance. 


Four Seasons by the Lake NYE Party

Love AC/DC? Head to Four Seasons by the Lake on New Year’s Eve to hear the tribute band Back in Black perform their music. Aquanett will also be performing for a full 80s experience. Hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight also await. 


New Year’s Eve Masquerade Extravaganza Dinner Dance

Eat a hearty dinner of prime rib, shrimp, chicken, and more as you wait to ring in the new year. There’s a cash bar available, so wear your best mask to this Masquerade Extravaganza. It sounds like such a fun event. However, you need to be a member of the Scottish Rite to attend. 


NYE Art Show Extravaganza

Searching for something truly different that focuses on art? Head to the NYE Art Show Extravaganza! It’s one of the most unique things to do in Hartford for New Year’s Eve. Two floors of art will be accompanied by a DJ, food, and complimentary cocktails. 


New Year Eve’s Meditation with Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Melt away the stress of 2022 by participating in a NYE Meditation with Sahaja Yoga. Although this event is in Hartford, it’s happening virtually on Zoom from 9:45 to 10:45 pm, so it’s the perfect excuse to stay home in your comfy clothes. Learn, unwind, and practice yoga for one last time before 2023 enters. 


New Year’s Eve Comedy Showcase

Are you missing Santa already? Never fear! He’ll be hosting the New Year’s Eve Comedy Showcase. If you’ve been wondering what to do in Hartford for New Year, head here and have a few laughs. It’s the best medicine for starting 2023. 


Glow Hartford

If you want something to do on the first day of the new year and continue the festivities, head to Glow Hartford on January 1st (open from 1pm to 7pm for the day). Before the event closes, take the opportunity to see holiday lights, hear live entertainment, shop artisan vendors, and grab a bite to eat. It’s an event not to miss this holiday season, so make plans to go! (Note: The event will not be open on December 31st. Make sure to plan accordingly.)

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