WESTPORT, Conn. -- Freezing temperatures didn't stop hundreds of residents from Westport, Weston and beyond from heading to Main Street on New Year’s Even to celebrate the 21st annual First Night.
Westport’s downtown was crawling with families Wednesday night, as cars choose other routes in hopes of avoiding foot traffic, horse-drawn carriages and shuttle buses of revelers.
Saugatuck Elementary School stole the show early on, provided three big attractions for the kids, including a three-piece children’s band, a ventriloquist and a caricature artist.
Families took turns decorating cupcakes at the Westport Public Library as aspiring astronomers brought out their high-powered telescopes for a great view of the nearly full moon on an almost totally clear night.
And while all waited in anticipation of the town bonfire and pyrotechnics grand finale display, many funneled into the small Christ and Holy Trinity Church where The Groove Trip played smooth jazz.
First Night is one of Westport’s largest community events of the year and ran from 3 to 10 p.m.
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