Things To Do on New Year's Eve in Connecticut with Kids

Kent hosts a Gingerbread Walk that is one of the largest gingerbread festivals in Connecticut. Photo courtesy of the Kent Gingerbread Festival
Kent hosts a Gingerbread Walk that is one of the largest gingerbread festivals in Connecticut. Photo courtesy of the Kent Gingerbread Festival

Before you become a parent, New Year's Eve is all about sparkly dresses and ties. But New Year's Eve with kids sees celebrations take on a whole new dynamic. Partying with your kids in tow means finding things to do on New Year's Eve that the kids will enjoy and that will happen before midnight. This year families have a wide range of options to choose from like holiday light drives, museums, ice skating, gingerbread festivals, and more. Here's to ringing in 2022 with fun family memories!

With New Year's Eve extending into the weekend, plan a New Year's adventure with our list of great Winter Day Trips To Take in Connecticut

Note: Many locations throughout Connecticut are requiring masks be worn indoors and more venues are requiring proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test, for entry. Some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge, please check locations for specific details.

Places featured in this article:


Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

Connecticut Science Center

Fairfield Museum and Historical Society

Kent Chamber of Commerce
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides