NEW CANAAN — Thanks to the Recreation Department, the new year came early to New Canaan.

The annual New Year’s Eve Family Fun Night brought a bevvy of streamers, celebrants and good times to Waveny House on Monday night. Around 130 people — children and adults — experienced all the fun of a midnight bash in a more reasonable timeframe with New Year celebrated at 7 p.m.

“We run these events for the families and community,” said assistant director Bill Kapp.

“The kids can enjoy a night out with mom and dad,” he said, while still leaving time for folks to leave children with a sitter for a second adult celebration.

“What’s a better deal?” he said.