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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…

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…

Free Niantic Annual Holiday Stroll

November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come kick-start your holiday season in Niantic at the Annual Niantic Main Street Holiday Stroll. This family-friendly day features horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary hot cider and cocoa on the green, a "Snow-Flake Drop" featuring discounts and giveaways at local shops and restaurants, and last, but not least, the arrival of Santa on a shiny red fire truck just in time for a tree lighting ceremony beginning at 5:00 pm on Liberty Green in the heart of Niantic Village. SCHEDULE of…

Samuel Smith Farmstead Open House and Greenery Event (East Lyme)

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come tour the Samuel Smith Farmstead house which will be lit by electric candles, and smell our own hanging herbs as we decorate the Samuel Smith Farmstead. In our barn, we will offer Christmas wreaths (pine cone, grapevine and evergreen), swags, topiaries, burlap bags filled with assorted greens, beeswax hand-dipped candle pairs, hand-knitted and thrummed wool mittens, framed prints of the Samuel Smith Farmstead pen and ink by Steve Marks-Hamilton, note cards, also with pen and ink by Steve Marks-Hamilton…

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…

New Haven Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 30 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The New Haven Tree Lighting is presented by Wells Fargo and is a Free event kicking off the holiday season in the downtown area. The annual celebration geared to the young and young at heart takes place on the city's historic Green and features live performances and a variety of children’s activities. Food and refreshments available. Broadcast Media Sponsor, NBC Connecticut

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…

The Hops Company Annual Home for the Holidays Beer Event

The Hops Company Annual Home for the Holidays Beer Event (Derby)

December 1 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Connecticut’s only authentic beer garden, will host its 2nd annual “Road Home for the Holidays” charitable event on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 3pm until close. Partnering with Two Roads Brewery for the second year, the event will be a memorable night filled with fun, food, great beer, games and contests to benefit military service men and women. The Hops Company and Two Roads will donate $1 from the sale of each Two Roads pint of beer to the Helping…

Next Top Model Search & Fashion Show @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

America’s Next Top Model Search & Fashion Show @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

America's Next Top Model Search & Fashion Show is coming to Tanger Outlets @ Foxwoods Resort Casino Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino is pleased to present Top Model Search on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1:00-5:00pm.  Meet agents from Elite, IMG, JC Models, New York Model Management, Ohlsson Talent and Surface Modeling Agency for your chance to win a contract! The winner will receive: a contract with a top agency, a high fashion photo shoot, a walk on spot…

Holiday Festivities & Santa Sightings @ Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

December 2 @ 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

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.

LL Bean Outing Club Hike Steep Rock Preserve (Washington Depot)

December 9 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet L.L.Bean outside the charming town of Washington Depot, CT. Hike a variety of trails above the Shepaug River, and possibly enjoy a cool respite walking through a 235 ft. railroad tunnel. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate. WHERE TO MEET: 2 Tunnel Rd., Washington Depot, 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 In order for you to confirm your space please…

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…

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.

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