When 12 o'clock (noon) strikes, the dance party really lets loose at Stepping Stones! Photo courtesy of Stepping Stones Museum
When 12 o'clock (noon) strikes, the dance party really lets loose at Stepping Stones! Photo courtesy of Stepping Stones Museum

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

Once you're a parent, New Year's Eve takes on a whole new meaning. It's a time for festivities, yes, but also remembering bedtimes, managing crowds, and keeping kids busy for the another day out of school. Organized by region and spanning morning to night, here are some ideas for kid-centric New Year's Eve celebrations, including several countdowns to 12 (noon!), a family skating party, a slopeside torchlight parade, and a spectacular fireworks show. Here's to ringing in 2020—family style!


Ski Sundown
126 Ratlum Road
New Hartford, CT 06057

Bushnell Park
Trinity Street at Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Various Locations Downtown Hartford
Trinity Street at Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Simsbury Farms Skating Rink
100 Old Farms Road
Simsbury, CT 06092

MyGym Glastonbury
256 Oakwood Drive
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Lighthouse Point Park
2 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT 06512

Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Stepping Stones Children's Museum
303 West Avenue Mathews Park
Norwalk, CT 06850

White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Road Ceder Room
Litchfield, CT

KidsPlay Children's Museum
61 Main St.
Torrington, CT 06790

Westport Museum for History and Culture
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT 06880
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