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Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village

Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village

November 24 @ 9:00 am - December 22 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

Santa and his LIVE reindeer - Dancer, Dasher and Prancer - are coming back for the 9th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village and return to, "the North Pole on North Street," Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, from November 24 to December 23, 2017. The cherished town tradition continues at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also ride on the Winter Wonderland Carousel and…

Santa @ Essex Steam Train

Santa Special Train @ Essex Steam Train

December 10 @ 9:30 am - December 12 @ 1:00 pm
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All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind, daytime holiday experience. Make sure you’re camera-ready for that special moment when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child! Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations. Rudolph and Pablo the Penguin will be on board to spread holiday cheer. Each child receives a small holiday gift from Santa’s Elves! Take your family pictures in Santa’s sleigh Enjoy Fresh…

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” Tours

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2017 at 5:00pm

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 7, 2018

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 7, 2018

Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas with a Dazzling Preview Party, Candlelight and Daytime Tours Each year, using armloads of greenery and native plants, authentic decorations from days of yore, and some pretty clever food-styling tricks, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours show in fascinating detail how the American holiday season evolved over the past 300 years. The 2017 season will begin with the lively WDS Holiday Preview Party on Friday, December 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests will delight in a candlelight preview of the dazzling…

Survivor Casting Call Mohegan Sun Connecticut

Survivor Casting Call @ Mohegan Sun

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Think you have what it takes to test your survival skills on WFSB's hit reality TV show Survivor? The tribe has spoken and is telling you to get to Mohegan Sun for the casting call. Auditions are being held Wednesday, December 13th from 2:00pm - 6:00pm in front of the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Plus, get tips from former Survivor cast members Cirie Fields, Joe Anglim, Sierra Dawn Thomas, Rodney Lavoie & Joe Mena when they stop by for a…

Shark-Diving Santa at The Maritime Aquarium Norwalk

Shark-Diving Santa @ The Maritime Aquarium

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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On select dates in December, Santa Claus will join The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team to demonstrate that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth. Santa will strap on scuba gear and enter the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, which is home to 7-foot sharks. It’s all part of a regular program, in which Aquarium visitors can see and talk with volunteer divers swimming in the exhibit on most Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. The…

Stocking Stuffer Weekend Downtown Putnam

December 15 @ 10:00 am - December 17 @ 6:00 pm

Stocking Stuffer Weekend is coming December 15 - 17 in Downtown Putnam! Once again, they are having a "Stocking Stuffer" Party Downtown! Get all of your Christmas Stocking Stuffer shopping done while having a great time! Special stocking stuffers available at the Downtown Shops and Restaurants! Facebook Event Page PLUS you could WIN a "GIANT STOCKING" worth Over $200 in Downtown Putnam Gift Certificates!!! Individual Shops and Restaurant Stockings raffled off as well! Get your Christmas Stocking Stuffer shopping done…

Lantern Light Tours Mystic Seaport

Lantern Light Tours: A Christmas Ghost Story @ Mystic Seaport

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A New England Holiday Tradition awaits at Mystic Seaport. Mystic Seaport invites you to join us for an evening of seasonal cheer with Lantern Light Tours, "The Spirit of the Holiday: A Christmas Ghost Story." Set on Christmas Eve in the year 1876, the play unfolds through five scenes of historical hilarity featuring a gentlemen’s athletic contest, a spirited circle dance, a visit with old St. Nick, and a horse and carriage ride. As the story evolves, you’ll uncover the true Spirit…

12 Bars of Christmas @ Foxwoods

12 Bars of Christmas @ Foxwoods

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - December 16 @ 12:00 am

Enjoy old friends or make new ones during Foxwoods' Annual Holiday Pub Crawl. Try special holiday themed cocktails across 12 bars and restaurants on property and then finish your evening at Centrale in Fox Tower with a DJ, Dancing and Prizes. Put on your tackiest, ugliest sweater and enter to win a $100 Tanger Outlets Gift Card, so you can buy yourself a new sweater! What's more, $10 of the admission ticket is donated to the United Way to help…

Westport Farmers’ Market

Westport Farmer’s Winter Market @ Gilbertie’s Garden Center

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Westport Farmers’ Market Moves Into the Cozy Greenhouses at Gilbertie’s Garden Center on November 18 The Westport Farmers Market will be held every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm until March 10 While people in many areas are lamenting the end of their farmers’ market seasons, shoppers of the Westport Farmers’ Market are just gearing up. The yearly transition and tradition of moving from the expansive parking area at Imperial Avenue to the cozy greenhouses of Gilbertie’s Garden…

Santa in the Fishing Village @ Maritime Aquarium

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Visit Santa Claus aboard a festive fishing boat on three special weekends in December as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk adds a bonus holiday exhibit to “fish” you a Merry Christmas! Santa Claus will be at the Aquarium December 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, all days from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for him in what is normally the Aquarium’s “Go Fish” exhibit, which will be transformed into a holiday wonderland in December. Santa will accept children’s wish lists and…

Live Reindeer at Foxwoods Resort Casino

See Live Reindeer @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2017 at 10:00am

Join in on the reindeer games at Foxwoods when real live reindeers fly in straight from Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole for a reindeer feeding sessions and great family photos. Location: Grand Lawn and Terrace located across from Premier Ballroom in Fox Tower Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination, offers a lineup that will keep spirits merry and bright. From electronic violinist extraordinaire, to boy band heartthrobs to experiences that make you feel like you’re at the North…

Wreaths Across America @ Veterans Cemetery Middletown

December 16 @ 12:00 pm

Following a brief ceremony, which commences at noon sharp, volunteers will place wreaths upon Veteran graves in honor of their service and memory. Please sponsor wreaths by following the link and clicking donate. Please help the Royal Charter Composite Squadron CT-071 raise funds by clicking one of the red "Donate" buttons to sponsor wreaths to be placed at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. . . It is easy! If you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath…

The Christmas Elf @ Downtown Cabaret Theatre (Bridgeport)

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 11, 2017 at 12:00pm

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Every Christmas, Santa employs countless helper elves to keep watch over the world’s kids to see who’s being naughty and who’s being nice, but not everyone wants Christmas this year. Find out what happens when one clever elf is met by some concerned toys who are worried about being replaced in this brand new musical where fun and imagination come to life this holiday season. The Downtown Cabaret Children’s Theatre shows approximately run 75-80 minutes with a 10-minute intermission. Dates:…

Holiday Festivities & Santa Sightings @ Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

December 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods is the place to get in the spirit of the holiday season! Come out to enjoy the family fun on Saturdays!  All month long, local choirs, dance groups, bands and performance artists will perform on the main stage, located by Nike. Create holiday memories, bring your camera and your wish list! Meet Santa in person on Saturday afternoons in December from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at the Grand Pequot Entrance to Tanger, near H&M on December 2, 9 and 16

Gourmet Food Trucks @ Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

December 16 @ 7:14 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:14pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Gourmet Food Truck Court at  Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets are located across from J.Crew Factory & Bose stores. Enjoy a wide selection of gourmet food from our local food trucks on weekends, April 1 thru December 31.* GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS @ Clinton Crossing Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck Food Extrovert Meriano's Cannoli Truck Munchies Food Truck Fryborg Taco Pacifico Greekin Out Teriyaki Express See current list of food trucks at premiumoutlets.com/outlet/clinton-crossing *Individual Food Truck schedules may vary. 

LL Bean Outing Club Hike Steep Rock Preserve

December 17 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join L.L.Bean as we hike a section of the Appalachian Trail. These scenic woods also includes a popular technical whitewater stretch of the Housatonic River and a traditional covered bridge. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate. WHERE TO MEET: 333 Kent Road, Kent, CT. WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing (layers, no cotton), waterproof footwear, small day pack with extra clothes, snacks, lunch, water, personal medications. OPTIONAL RECOMMENDED ITEMS: Sunglasses, binoculars, camera. Please make sure you wear appropriate hiking clothing, footwear and dress for…

Carol Sing at Mystic Seaport

Community Carol Sing @ Mystic Seaport

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mystic Seaport is offering Free Admission from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with the Donation of a Canned Food Item for the Community Carol Sing. Lift your voice in song at the Mystic Seaport 70th annual Community Carol Sing on Sunday, December 17. Visitors from near and far return year after year to participate in this popular holiday carol sing, which is led by Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Connecticut, Jamie Spillane, and backed by…

Free Ice Carving Competition @ Shops at Yale

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Six professional ice carvers will each transform 3 blocks of ice, 900lbs, into a spectacular sculpture in only 4 hours! Internationally recognized, award-winning sculptor Bill Covitz from Ice Matters in Cheshire, CT will be on-site competing for the grand prize. See some of Bill’s work here @ icematters.net Hot cocoa and other specialty drinks will be available at Maison Mathis and Blue State Coffee, both cafés are only steps away from the event. The Crepes Choupette cart will be on-site selling…

Mystic Aquarium Family Winterfest

December 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year where Mystic Aquarium sparkles with holiday cheer through the New Year! Join us one day or many and delight in the magic of the season with different activities every day. Check out all that we have planned for you! Celebrate the days leading up to the New Year with live local entertainment including area favorites, Steve Elci & Friends. Watch talented artists chop, chisel and chip away at massive chunks of ice…

Connecticut Science Center Winter Vacation Exploration Camps

December 27 @ 12:32 am
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Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Now registering for Camp dates December 27 – February 20. Campers in grades 1-6 will experience hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities. Camps include structured activities with our STEM Educators, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Center's galleries and exhibits. We offer Day Camps during school vacation as well as…

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