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Friday is the last day of work for most people in Cheshire before the long weekend, as many have Monday off thanks to the New Year's holiday. There are a few exciting and interesting things to check out this weekend in the surrounding areas. We wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Whether you are going to a party, or staying in on Saturday night, please remember not to drink and drive. Happy New Year!
*Saturday Dec. 31
Middnight On Main
Main Street, Middletown
3 p.m. to midnight
From the event's website, "Middnight on Main is an alcohol-free celebration with unique activities for revelers of all ages, centered in the city's historic downtown. With dozens of performances and participatory events in a range of interesting venues up and down Main Street, you'll find stories, songs, workshops, dance, crafts, cookery, film and entertainment of all kinds. Events begin at 3 pm and run all the way to the New Year at midnight."
*Saturday Dec 31
First Night Hartford
Various Locations In Hartford
2 p.m. to midnight
It's the 23rd year for First Night Hartford. According to the event's website, the event "is Hartford's premiere New Year's Eve party, a 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. It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year.
*Sunday, Jan. 1
New Year's Day Hike
Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden
From the group's website, "The Sleeping Giant Park Association invites you to join us on our New Year’s Day Hike. Hike along with us and help us usher in the New Year at the Giant. Meet at the bulletin board by the kiosk near the park entrance at 1:30 P.M. The hike will involve traveling over uneven, rocky terrain, possibly with a degree of rock scrambling. Hikers should be in good physical condition. Dress warmly and wear comfortable, supportive shoes, with good traction. Out of consideration for the other hikers, please leave pets at home. The hike is free and open to the public."