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December 2017

Annual Gingerbread Village and Christmas Bazaar

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 393 Tucker Hill Rd
Middlebury, CT 06762

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…

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Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend

December 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Greenwich Connecticut Holiday Stroll

The Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend will take place on December 2 and December 3 in Downtown Greenwich. The Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend is presented by Whole Foods Market. Shop, Dine and Be Merry as you stroll downtown Greenwich with family and friends to celebrate the 9th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend. Saturday, December 2nd - 10 am to 6 pm Sunday, December 3rd - 12 noon to 5 pm Over 101 Participating Greenwich Merchants Enjoy fun festivities for the whole family…

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Holiday Stroll & Luminary (Downtown Mystic)

December 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Mystic, Main Street
Mystic, CT

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.

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Olde Mistick Village Festival of Lights

December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Walk through Olde Mistick Village’s winter wonderland from dusk until 9:30pm when over 4,000 luminaries light the walkways of the Village and Mystic Aquarium. Stroll through the Village and enjoy holiday decorations, shopping and live music throughout the night! Visit OldeMistickVillage.com for a full schedule of events. Then, join us at Mystic Aquarium and enjoy this dazzling holiday tradition. Bring a non-perishable food item for each visitor and enjoy free admission. Hear Saxophone Santa as he serenades the crowd then…

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Penguin Encounter @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

December 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
FREE
Penguin Encounter at Foxwoods

Waddle on over to Foxwoods on Saturday, December 9 and get up close and personal with the penguins from Mystic Aquarium. Your holidays will surely be brighter when you meet their happy feet! Location: Grand Lawn and Terrace located across from Premier Ballroom in Fox Tower Visit the Foxwoods Facebook page for exact end time. 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…

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Train Ride to Torchlight Parade @ Branford Station

December 9, 2017 @ 4:45 pm
Branford Train Station, 29 Maple
Branford, US
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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…

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Pizza with Penguins and Santa @ Mystic Aquaruim

December 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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There are no penguins at the North Pole, that’s why Santa comes to Mystic Aquarium to see them! Join Santa and a couple of our African penguins as you enjoy a dinner buffet of pizza, French fries and chicken tenders plus soft drinks and dessert. Meet our African penguins when they make a special dinner-time appearance in the Main Gallery from 7:30-8:30pm and be sure to bring your camera to grab a photo with Santa! Advanced registration required. Ticket sales…

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Community Carol Sing @ Mystic Seaport

December 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355
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Carol Sing at Mystic Seaport

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…

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See Live Reindeer @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

December 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
FREE
Live Reindeer at Foxwoods Resort Casino

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…

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Free Ice Carving Competition @ Shops at Yale

December 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Shops @ Yale, 1046 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

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…

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Santa Special Train @ Essex Steam Train

December 23, 2017 @ 9:30 am - December 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
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Santa @ Essex Steam Train

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…

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Lantern Light Tours: A Christmas Ghost Story @ Mystic Seaport

December 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355
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Lantern Light Tours Mystic Seaport

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…

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Mystic Aquarium Family Winterfest

December 26, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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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…

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December 26-29 Kids Week @ Foxwoods® Resort Casino

December 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - December 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
Kids Week @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

By popular demand, Foxwoods® Resort Casino, the Northeast’s premier resort destination, will once again host Kids Week from Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29. Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Kids Week will offer a wide range of fun activities during the winter break for children of all ages, including free blockbuster movies, a visit from the penguins from The Mystic Aquarium, face painting, Tree House Arcade specials, hands-on cookie decorating demonstrations with the CAKE by Franck pastry team and much more!…

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Shark-Diving Santa @ The Maritime Aquarium

December 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
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Shark-Diving Santa at The Maritime Aquarium Norwalk

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…

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WWE Live Holiday Tour

December 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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WWE Live Holiday Tour is coming to Hartford

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.

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January 2018

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen @ XL Center Hartford

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - January 15 @ 9:00 pm
XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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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 appearances by the…

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Baseball Winter Weekend @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

January 19 @ 9:00 am - January 21 @ 5:00 am
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
Redsox Winter Weekend at Foxwoods

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:…

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Free Fire & Ice Festival @ Saybrook Point Inn

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saybrook Point Inn, Two Bridge Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Saybrook Point Inn Fire & Ice Free Event

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.

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February 2018

Connecticut Kids Fair @ the Connecticut Convention Center

February 3 @ 10:00 am - February 4 @ 4:00 pm
Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Kids Fair at the Connecticut Convention Center

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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