Westporters ring in the new year at First Night

(From Left) David Levine, 11, and his little brother Ben, 8, discover what Alethea Jacob sees in her cards for their futures.

Claudia Chen and Talia Hendel

On Dec. 31, from 4 to 10 p.m., many children and families celebrated the start of the new year around Westport. Performances, activities and snacks were held at venues in downtown Westport and Saugatuck Elementary School. This year was the 20th year that the towns of Westport and Weston, along with sponsors such as Melissa and Doug, have hosted First Night. People could attend the festivities with a button at a cost of $15.