First Night Hartford 2018-19 Hartford, CT
Hartford’s premiere New Year’s Eve party. A family-friendly, 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. Two spectacular fireworks shows in Bushnell Park at 6 p.m. and midnight.
Don your best black/white attire and kick up your heels to live entertainment by Nancy Paolino & The Black Tie Band. A pair of endangered African penguins will make an appearance, Guests will savor Ocean Blue Catering’s gourmet food and drinks. For guests age 21 and older.
New Year’s Eve Bash 2018 with Wicked Peach at Mystic Hilton, Mystic, CT
Ring in the New Year with Wicked Peach at Hilton Mystic. Ticket price includes an intimate concert with Wicked Peach, a Champagne toast at midnight, and breakfast buffet at 1 a.m. For guests age 21 and older; dance party; standing room only.
First Night Westport 2018-2019 in Westport, CT
You can walk to all the venues in the downtown area to enjoy tons of venues for children of all ages, and fireworks. Pyrotechnic display is at 8:15 p.m.
Eastport Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop 2018-19 at Tides Institute & Museum of Art in Freeport, ME
The Tides Institute & Museum of Art will present the Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop on New Year’s Eve, an international festival with Canada. A giant maple leaf will be lowered (at midnight Canada time and 11 p.m. Atlantic time) to commemorate the Canadian new year and the New Year’s Eve Brass Band will play “O Canada.” At midnight Eastern time, a giant sardine will take the plunge, as the brass band plays “Auld Lang Syne.” The Minor Characters will be playing a mix of gypsy jazz, and Argentine tangos from 9 p.m. until just before midnight.
Gaslight League New Year’s Eve Soirée at Victoria Mansion in Portland, ME
The New Year’s Eve Soirée, hosted by Victoria Mansion’s Gaslight League, includes tours of the Mansion (including the elusive 3rd floor), delicious appetizers, a DJ, two complimentary drink tickets, and a Champagne toast at midnight. For guests age 21 and older.
KidNight New Year’s Eve Celebration 2018 at L.L. Bean in Freeport, ME
Ring in the New Year early with the family event. Enjoy crafts, entertainment by Michael’s Awesome Juggling and Amanda Panda, a family adventure walk, and a fireworks display at 6 p.m.
Ghost of Paul Revere Dinner Concert and Late Concert at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME
The Maine-grown, foot-stompin’ holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made. Two shows on New Year’s Eve: a dinner show at 7 p.m. with seating starting at 5 p.m., and a late show at 9:45 p.m. with seating starting at 9:30 p.m.
First Night Sandwich 2018-19 in Sandwich, MA
This festival of the art, music, and live performances is located in venues both inside and outside in and around Sandwich Village. A Reveler’s Parade is held at 8 p.m. In addition, there will be ice sculptures, lighted giants in the village and along Route 6A, children’s crafts, an enchanting fairy garden, jazz, blues, food vendors, storytelling, a Resolution Wall, Grand Finale Countdown with lighthouse, cannon fire, giant sparklers, and fireworks. The finale will be held at Town Hall, following the parade.
New Year’s Eve with Seth MacFarlane and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Ring in the New Year with the Boston Pops on December 31 at 10:15pm. Party the night away with the Boston Pops and very special guest, Seth MacFarlane! Cash bar and dining.
Great Gatsby Gala at Blantyre in Lenox, MA
Blantyre’s Manor House is the location for this glamorous, 1920’s-themed house party, transporting guests to the Gilded Age with a sumptuous dinner, cocktails and plenty of bubbly. Dance the evening away to fabulous live music, and count down to midnight. Wear Roaring 20’s costuming if you wish.
First Night Portsmouth 2018-19 at Market Square in Portsmouth, NH
This is a family-friendly night of fireworks, entertainment and fun, including a street dance, live music, storytelling and fireworks at 7:30 p.m. at South Pond
Noon Year’s Eve Party 2018 at Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH
Enjoy art-making, outdoor activities, face painting, a live juggling performance, and more. Wrap up a day of celebrations with bubble-wrap fireworks and a huge balloon drop. Dress in your party best and celebrate the New Year at the Currier! Prepare to be wowed by the astounding high-energy, family-friendly juggling act by Peter Panic.
Roger Ceresi’s All Starz at the Knickerbocker Music Center in Westerly, RI
With Roger’s powerful vocals leading the way and his ability to motivate and incite crowd participation, the “All Starz” will deliver high energy jump blues, rhythm & blues and a bit of rock & roll with grit, soul, and passion.
New Year’s Eve Gala: 70’s Austin Powers at Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI
Celebrate the end of 2018 and the start of the New Year at this Austin Powers party. Enjoy a gourmet dinner, cocktails, live music and festive photo opportunities, and a drawing to win a one night stay at Ocean House.
Let the bubbly flow! The Providence G has something for everyone this New Year’s Eve with four separate events to choose from. Attend a Roaring Twenties gala in The Ballroom, play games and win prizes in GPub, dance under the stars on the Rooftop, or enjoy a seated five-course dinner and live entertainment in Sarto.
Yellow Kittens New Year’s Eve Ball 2018-19 on Block Island, RI
Block Island’s oldest pub, Yellow Kittens, invites you to dance the night away on New Year’s Eve. There won’t be a traditional ball drop like in Times Square, but rest assured a ball is had by all who come out to celebrate.
New Year’s Eve Gala: 70’s Austin Powers at Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI
Celebrate the end of 2018 and the start of the New Year as you feast on gourmet treats inspired by Austin Powers: gourmet dinner and dessert stations, signature cocktails, live music and festive photo opportunities. This is a hotel-wide black tie event.
Last Night St. Albans 2018-19 in ST. Albans, VT
Celebrate the New Year at a party of seasonal activities and events for kids, families and adults, from snowman making to ice skating, teen dance to Last Night gala. Children’s carnival at 4:30 p.m.; beer and cheese tasting at 5:30 p.m.; comedy hour at 6 p.m.; fireworks at 8 p.m. at Taylor Park; disco skating and live music by Cozy O’Donnell.
Highlight Burlington 2018 in Burlington, VT
Highlight is Burlington’s new citywide New Year’s Eve celebration, with 30 events, 17 venues. Celebrate with Circus Smirkus, Anais Mitchell, The Moth Storytelling, Fireworks, Bonfire, Cirque de Fuego fire dancers, Vermont Comedy Club, DJs, art, live music, a Church Street Parade and more. Some highlights include Circus Smirkus, music by Anais Mitchell, the Moth Storye Slam, Fireworks, improve comedy, and a New Year’s Even parade at 5:30 p.m.
New Year’s Eve 2018-19 at Hotel Vermont in Burlington, VT
The third annual New Year’s Eve Bash features Phil Abair Band and midnight DJ Cre-8 in Burlington. Enjoy heavy hors-d’oeuvres, a coffee/dessert bar, and a champagne toast at midnight! For guests age 21 and older. Festive attire encouraged.