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Pancakes with Penguins @ Mystic Aquarium

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Plan ahead and reserve your tickets for Pancakes with Penguins, a fun event to kick-start your day. Your breakfast experience will include a visit from one of our African penguins and our mascot Petey the Penguin. Breakfast is served buffet style from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and includes pancakes with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage and various beverages. If you prefer or need gluten-free pancakes, please call our reservation line and let them know. Tickets are $24.95 adult (11…

Shark-Diving Santa at The Maritime Aquarium Norwalk

Shark-Diving Santa @ The Maritime Aquarium

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2017

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…

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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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

November 24 @ 9:30 am - November 26 @ 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…

Free Ice Carving Competition @ Shops at Yale

November 24 @ 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…

Lantern Light Tours Mystic Seaport

Lantern Light Tours: A Christmas Ghost Story @ Mystic Seaport

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2017

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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…

Santa Arrives by Tugboat & Mystic Lighted Boat Parade

Santa Arrives by Tugboat & Mystic Lighted Boat Parade

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Mystic’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in historic downtown Mystic. Thousands gather at the Mystic River Park on November 25th at 2p.m. to watch Santa arrive on a 60’ tug boat, the John Paul, to open his ears to the wishes of children waiting anxiously in line to see him. He even brings his head elf to distribute candy canes! After a brief break, festivities in the Park resume with the lighting of…

Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing & Boat Parade (Essex)

November 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade at the Connecticut River Museum The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and…

Gingerbread Weekend in Downtown Putnam

December 1 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 3:00 pm

Downtown Putnam is once again decorating Main Street with Art Installations. Follow the trail to see over 40 GINGERBREAD House Creations! GINGERBREAD TRAIL MAPS will be available at The Flying Carpet Studio, Victoria Station Cafe, Putnam Visitors Center, and other Main Street shops and restaurants by December 1st. NEW THIS YEAR!! Gingerbread House CONTEST open to the public! Create your own Gingerbread House masterpiece and bring it to Ann Monteiro at The Flying Carpet Studio by 4:00 pm on November…

Henry Whitfield State Museum Firelight Festival

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of festive luminaria, lanterns, outdoor fires, popcorn, roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, hot cider at Henry Whitfield State Museum in Guilford. Connecticut's oldest house will feature the Holidaze display, natural holiday ornaments crafts, and a reading of The Night Before Christmas. Included with admission. Free parking. No rain/snow date. Cost: $8 adults, $6 seniors & students, $5 children (6-17), Free for children under 6

Annual Gingerbread Village and Christmas Bazaar

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 9 @ 4:00 pm

The holidays start early at St. George's Episcopal Church in Middlebury, Connecticut, most notably marked by the distinct warm scents of gingerbread and candies wafting through the halls. This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the beloved Gingerbread Village and Christmas Bazaar, and promises to be an extra special celebration full of both joy and delight. Fifty years ago, the village humbly began as a few small gingerbread houses in the corner of the church Christmas Bazaar. Today it has…

Holiday Stroll & Luminary (Downtown Mystic)

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Holiday Stroll & Luminary event is coming to Downtown Mystic. This annual holiday tradition is coming soon on December 5th. Don’t miss the Holiday Stroll & Luminary. Enjoy the festive sounds of choirs and carolers as you stroll downtown for your holiday shopping. To add to the ambiance, the streets and Mystic River Park will be lined with hundreds of beautiful luminaria to light your way through town.

Train Ride to Torchlight Parade @ Branford Station

December 9 @ 4:45 pm

Get into the holiday spirit with a fun train ride on Shoreline East from Branford Station, heading to Old Saybrook, where we'll watch the Torchlight Parade. Board at the Branford Train Station (parking is free) and hop on the 4:55 PM train to Old Saybrook, arriving at 5:21. A short walk from the train station gets you to downtown Old Saybrook, where the parade passes. Parade runs from 6-9 PM. Bring dinner or grab a bite to eat and stroll…

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…

WWE Live Holiday Tour is coming to Hartford

WWE Live Holiday Tour

December 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

WWE Live Holiday Tour is coming to Hartford this winter on December 28th. Don’t miss your chance to see your favorite WWE Superstars LIVE here at the XL Center this Holiday Season! Tickets are on-sale now! Featured Superstars: John Cena, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, Sheamus, Sasha Banks & many more. *Subject to change.

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen

January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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Tickets On-Sale Now! Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Be a part of Anna’s adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers trapped the kingdom in an eternal winter. Join Olaf, Kristoff and Sven as they encounter wintry conditions and mystical trolls in a race to bring back summer. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, your whole family will sing along to unforgettable music and be delighted with special…

Redsox Winter Weekend at Foxwoods

Baseball Winter Weekend @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

January 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 am

The Boston Red Sox will once again host a weekend getaway of hot stove fun for fans and families January 19 through January 21. The fourth annual “Baseball Winter Weekend” at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, includes a Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox leaders, autographs and photos with Red Sox players, and round-table discussions on a variety of baseball topics. The weekend also includes a full baseball festival for fans of all ages and clinics for kids. Times:…

Saybrook Point Inn Fire & Ice Free Event

Free Fire & Ice Festival @ Saybrook Point Inn

January 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saybrook Point Inn announces their annual Fire & Ice Festival on Saturday, January 20th from 12pm-5pm.  Taking place on the Waterfront Terrace and Grand Ballroom, this winter event offers guests a unique day full of food and beverage, ice sculptures and more.   With winter-themed festivities and demonstrations going on all day, this occasion is a must-see. The festivities of the day will be accompanied by seasonal food from our Culinary Team at Fresh Salt along with drink specials from our Marina Bar.

Connecticut Kids Fair @ the Connecticut Convention Center

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Fun, entertainment, exhibits, prizes and more are what you’ll get at the Connecticut KIDS FAIR January 28th and January 29th at the Connecticut Convention Center, in Hartford. Here’s one-stop-shopping for the latest products and services for growing families, including national, state and local companies offering product samples and valuable information. Plus, there will be entertainment, celebrity appearances and loads of activities for families with busy babies and toddlers. RSVP and Ticket information on Facebook Rides Games Play Areas Live Stage…

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