Westporters ring in the new year at First Night

Claudia Chen and Talia Hendel

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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.