Westport hosts 23rd annual First Night celebration

Westport was set to host its 23rd annual First Night celebration Saturday night.



Hundreds gathered to enjoy entertainment and fun that included the Silver Steel Band, horse-drawn carriage rides, a model train display and a bonfire.



Organizers say the event was for families to enjoy while ringing in the new year.



"It's an opportunity to try a little bit of everything in one night, but it's also an alcohol and drug free event so it's safe," said Barbara Pearson. "It's fun, it's a community event and it's open to everyone."



The event wrapped up with a fireworks show.



First Night Westport is one of just two Fire Night celebrations in Connecticut. 


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