First Night Hartford New Year's Eve Party. First Night Hartford is an alcohol free, public celebration with activities, and performances for all age groups. This year there will be 2 fireworks displays, one at 6pm and one at midnight in Bushnell Park.
Events happen throughout the city at venues like 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 will participate in the fun as they welcome the public on First Night Hartford.
First Night celebrations are world wide in over 100 communities. This year (2010) is the 22nd annual.
To get in to all of the First Night Hartford events you will need tickets. They will go on sale online and at advance locations on November 1, 2010. Prices are $10 for adults, $2 for children under 15, and under 2 is free.
For a complete list of events, times and venues, visit the First Night Hartford web site.
What do you do with your car when you are having fun at First Night Hartford? There are lots of parking locations throughout Hartford. Want a printable map, or a list of lots? Staying at a hotel in Hartford for the night? Hartford's Rising Star Shuttle will run from 7:00am until 12:30am on its regular route (see map here).
First Night Hartford can't do it without volunteers, consider volunteering. They take great care of volunteers with free parking, t-shirts and food.
Hope to see you at First Night Hartford!
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