Family Friendly New Year's Eve in Fairfield County

Things to Do in Fairfield County with Kids on New Year's Eve

I cannot tell a lie: one of my resolutions for 2016 is to sleep more so a New Year's Eve that gets the whole family to bed well before midnight sounds perfect to me. As fate would have it, there are a host of activities across Fairfield County for like minded folks who are interested in family fun of the daytime variety...and even some later night options for the more ambitious. From elegant feasts to bowling to inflatable fun, we've got you covered. Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve at Nutmeg Bowl—Fairfield
The New Year's Eve Spectacular at Nutmeg Bowl includes 2.5 hours of unlimited bowling (including shoe rentals), as well as food, games, and prizes.

802 Villa Avenue, 203-367-7741

Noon Year's Eve at the Maritime Aquarium—Norwalk
There will be a special countdown during the 11:45 seal feeding. After, stick around the Aquarium visiting all the exhibits before catching the 4:00pm screening of The Polar Express in the Maritime Aquarium's IMAX theater. 

10 N. Water Street, 203-852-0700

Noon Year's Eve at Pump It Up—Norwalk
Pump It Up offers two special family New Year's celebrations: one from 10:00am to noon and another from 1:00 to 3:00pm. The event includes a special balloon drop and a sparkling cider toast, as well as the usual bouncing and jumping that guarantees kids will be asleep long before midnight.

145 Main Street, 203-838-5867

Take the family bowling at the renovated Bowlmor in Norwalk! They are offering a New Year's Eve family package that includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling beginning at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, or 5pm, as well as kid-friendly cuisine and a sparkling cider toast.

701 Connecticut Avenue, 203-838-7501

New Year's Eve at the SportsCenter of CT—Shelton
Everyone in the family is sure to find something they love at the SportsCenter, which has drop-in ice skating and lazer tag as well as miniature golf, a driving range, and a video game arcade.

784 River Road, 203-929-6500

Public Skate at Stamford's Twin Rinks—Stamford
Stamford Twin rinks is hosting a public skate on New Year’s Eve from 10am – 3:50 pm.

1063 Hope Street, 203-968-9000

New Year's Eve at the Italian Center—Stamford
The Italian Center is a private club, but they open their doors to non-members for their extravagant New Year's Eve party that includes dinner and dancing for the adults, as well as entertainment for the younger crew. 

1620 Newfield Avenue, 203-322-6941

Skating at the Westport PAL Rink—Westport
Skating is great; skating in the sunshine is even better!  Westport’s PAL rink is outdoors, and in nice weather, it’s a sure hit. 

260 Compo Road South, 203-226-7465

First Night—Westport
Westport and Wilton will also be hosting their annual First Night celebrations.  Visit downtown Westport to enjoy numerous artists including fortune tellers, musical performances, caricaturists and more. Food is available at local eateries.

Various locations in downtown Westport, 203-341-1041

Italian Center
1620 Newfield Avenue
06905 Stamford , CT
Phone: 203.212.9078
41° 6' 52.5708" N, 73° 31' 59.772" W
First Night Westport and Wilton
Myrtle Avenue
06880 Westport , CT
Phone: 203.341.1041
41° 8' 38.4792" N, 73° 21' 34.38" W
PALS rink
260 Compo Road South
06880 Westport , CT
Phone: 203.226.7465
41° 6' 51.3216" N, 73° 21' 29.5488" W
701 Connecticut Avenue
06854 Norwalk , CT
Phone: 203-838-7501
41° 5' 37.68" N, 73° 26' 58.9992" W
Nutmeg Bowl
802 Villa Avenue
06825 Fairfield , CT
Phone: (203) 367-7741
41° 10' 30.0468" N, 73° 13' 43.7448" W
Maritime Aquarium
10 N. Water Street
06854 Norwalk , CT
Phone: 203-852-0700
41° 6' 3.6828" N, 73° 24' 59.9472" W
Pump It Up
145 Main Street
06854 Norwalk , CT
Phone: 203-838-5867
41° 5' 28.3056" N, 73° 25' 11.0028" W
Sports Center of Connecticut
784 River Road
06484 Shelton , CT
Phone: 203-929-6500
41° 15' 50.9724" N, 73° 5' 29.7996" W