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Celebrate First Night Hartford, Connecticut 2021 Schedule

December 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - January 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Celebrate First Night Hartford, Connecticut 2021 Schedule

Ring in the new year with a day full of fun activities for everyone in the family at First Night Hartford 2021. Festivities include tours of the city, live music, dance parties, face-painting, caricatures, fireworks and more starting on Monday, December 31st from 2pm – midnight.

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 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, State House Square, Wadsworth Atheneum, Center Church and Charter Oak Cultural Center, The Bushnell Carousel and more  participate in the fun by welcoming the public on this New Year’s Eve holiday.

First Night’s mission is to broaden and deepen the public’s appreciation of the visual and performing arts through an innovative, diverse and high quality New Year’s Eve program which offers the community a shared cultural experience that is inexpensive and accessible to all.

First Night Hartford Ticket Information

You can purchase your First Night wristband in advance at a number of Hartford-area locations, typically including Highland Park Markets, Whole Foods Markets, AAA branches, CBT/Berkshire Bank branches, the CT Transit Information Booth and the Old State House. At the event on December 31, wristband sales and information booths will be located at several downtown locations. Cash and checks are accepted for ticket purchases.

First Night Hartford 2021 Party Kit

First Night Hartford Party Kit was created in collaboration with our friends at Hartford Prints! A fun way for the whole family to ring in the New Year! First Night Hartford’s Party Kit includes a coloring book, party masks, temporary tattoos, crayons, and an activity book with the following: word search, crossword puzzle, madlibs, connect the dots, maze, matching, and scavenger hunt.

First Night Hartford 2021 Button

Our First Night Hartford 2021 button is a great way to support First Night Hartford, and get to keep a piece of this year’s remarkable button design by Hartford-based graphic designer, Lindaluz Carrillo.


December 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
January 1 @ 2:00 pm
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