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A Magical Christmas Eve at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum kicks off the Holiday Season the day after Thanksgiving with a new exhibition entitled, A Magical Christmas Eve at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, which will open at noon on Friday, November 23, 2018, at 295 West Avenue and run though January 6, 2019. During Queen Victoria’s reign, Prince Albert introduced the Christmas tree in England, a tradition that became very popular in the U.S. in the 1850s. For the past 30 years, visitors from all across…

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

November 23 - December 30

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2018 and “The Tunnel of Lights” beginning Friday, November 23rd. Winterfest will run from 5PM until 9PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. The event will also be held Dec. 28th -30th from 5PM-9PM for School Vacation Break. Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the…

Railroad Museum of New England Northern Lights Limited

November 23 - December 23

The Northern Lights Limited departs under the cover of nightfall in train cars illuminated in a soft, cheerful glow. After departing our Thomaston station, the next stop is the North Pole! After a stop to pick up Mr. & Mrs. Claus, children will meet and choose a gift from their toy bags. Both our Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited offer a very special 1st class service. With the purchase of 1st class tickets, you will get a top-notch experience.…

The Shops at Yale 2018 Holiday Events Schedule

The Shops at Yale 2018 Holiday Events Schedule

November 23 - December 23

Celebrate your holiday season in historic downtown New Haven at The Shops at Yale. All events are free and open to the public. FREE 4-Hour Parking FOUR $250 Gift Card Giveaways Ice Carving Competition & Outdoor A Cappella Concert Ice Carving Demonstrations Downtown Horse & Carriage Rides Story Time with Santa Yuletide Carolers DIY Crafts for All Ages at Hulls and The Yale Bookstore, and More! Free 4-hour parking with same day purchase of $30 or more from retailers at…

Mystic Seaport Museum Lantern Light Tours

2018 Mystic Seaport Museum Lantern Light Tours

November 23 - December 23

Join Mystic Seaport for an evening of seasonal surprises with Lantern Light Tours: Finding Your Place. Set on Christmas Eve in the year 1876, the play offers small windows into the lives of people on the verge of great change, both personal and cultural. The show includes five scenes of seasonal delight, featuring a winter fantasia, a spirited circle dance, and perhaps a visit with old St. Nick! Written by esteemed playwright and dramaturg Kato McNickle, Finding Your Place invites us to explore…

A Connecticut Christmas Carol at The Terris Theatre (Chester)

November 30 - December 30

A Connecticut Christmas Carol at The Terris Theatre in Chester will be held November 30 through December 30. Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, P.T. Barnum and more make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite.…

A Coney Island Christmas at Ivoryton Playhouse

December 13 - December 23

A Coney Island Christmas at Ivoryton Playhouse will be held December 13-23. CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays. By Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies this is a holiday show for…

Lady Katharine Cruises

Rudolph’s Holiday Party Lady Katharine Cruises

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2018

Gather family and friends, and take in all of the sights, sounds, and warmth that the holiday season has to offer on the Rudolph's Holiday Party Lady Katharine Cruises. Dine on a buffet brunch, and then gather with Santa and his elves for storytime as the 'Twas The Night Before Christmas is read. Children of all ages will love creating a special holiday keepsake and listening, dancing, and singing along to live musical entertainment. This family holiday tradition sells out quickly…

Hay Burr Inn’s Winter Trail of Lights Walk Plainfield

December 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 28, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on January 6, 2019 at 5:00pm

By popular demand light walk is back for the 2nd year, the Winter Trail of Lights Walk Plainfield will be held on December 15th, 28th and January 6th from 5 to 8 pm. Come meet our horses and walk the lighted trail. This is a dirt trail the horses use. We are going to decorate it with Christmas lights so people can walk the trail and see the lights. The horses will be at the barn where you can enjoy meeting them…


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