First Night Hartford 2022

Fri Dec 31, 2021
2:00pm ET
All
$12 Adults; $3 Ages 3-15

First Night is a celebration of the New Year through the arts.  It is an alcohol free, family-friendly, public celebration that marks the passage from the old year to the new with art, ritual and festivity.

The day is a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year’s experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year.  It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year.

The day includes two spectacular fireworks shows at 6 PM and midnight in Bushnell Park that can be seen throughout the city by thousands of residents and visitors .

Venues such as the Public Library, City Hall, The Old State House, Winterfest at Bushnell Park, Wadsworth Atheneum, SeaTea Comedy Theater, XL Center, The Bushnell Carousel and more  participate in the fun by welcoming the public on this New Year’s Eve holiday. Check the website for details.

 

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
Lyman Orchards' Sunflower Maze
Lyman Orchards - 9:00 AM Pick
Ed Pop's Comedy Magic Show
Plainville Public Library - 6:00 PM Pick
Pippin
Playhouse on the Park - 8:00 PM Pick
Lavender Pond Farm
Lavender Pond Farm - various times Pick
Hey Stamford Food Festival
Mill River Park - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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