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December 2017

Brookfield Historical Society Christmas Open House

December 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Brookfield Historical Society Museum, 165 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT

The Brookfield Historical Society’s 7th annual Traditional Christmas Open House. will take place on the weekend of Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10, 2017 from Noon to 4 P.M. Santa will be stopping by with his helpers bearing complimentary treats for the kids. The sight of operating Model trains in a winter display, will entertain children of all ages, while the sound of antique music boxes will fill the air with well-known Christmas musical classics. A holiday scavenger hunt…

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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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A “Lilac Girls” Polish Christmas @ Bellamy-Ferriday House

December 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Bellamy Ferriday House, 9 Main St N
Bethlehem, CT 06751

Join the Bellamy-Ferriday House on Sunday, December 10th for a special day celebrating the holidays and the work of social philanthropist Caroline Ferriday, the inspiration for New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly’s novel Lilac Girls at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden. Experience the Hay, Caroline’s beloved Connecticut home, staged in the traditional Polish fashion as inspired by her house guests. Rooms will also sport beautiful arrangements by Floral Designer Melissa Beard, owner and head designer at Floral Design by Melissa in…

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Stuff the Bus Bingo Benefit @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

December 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
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Join Foxwoods Resort Casino at High Stakes Bingo Saturday and Sunday in December at both sessions to support Stuff the Bus! Bring in a new, unwrapped gift and receive a raffle ticket to be entered in a special raffle drawing. Foxwoods' 5th Annual "Stuff the Bus" is a seasonal giving campaign in which unwrapped toys, blankets, pajamas, jackets and diapers will be collected in support of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and its “Tommy Toy” Fund program. MATINEE: Doors open…

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Stocking Stuffer Weekend Downtown Putnam

December 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Downtown Putnam, Main Street
Putnam, CT 06260
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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…

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12 Bars of Christmas @ Foxwoods

December 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 16, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
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12 Bars of Christmas @ Foxwoods

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…

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Water Witch’s Santa Express

December 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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New Milford, CT New Milford, CT 06755, 06776 United States + Google Map

We've got an in with Santa!! As it turns out he's a member of the North Pole Volunteer Fire Department in his spare time. We're making arrangements to have Santa join us on December 9th and 10th, and 16th and 17th to tour New Milford and deliver Christmas Presents to your kids on a Fire Engine! Email waterwitch150th@yahoo.com for a registration form OR call 203-917-0028 for details...ASK FOR SEAN THE HEAD ELF!

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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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Santa in the Fishing Village @ Maritime Aquarium

December 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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…

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Westport Farmers’ Market Holiday Pop Up Market

December 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gilbertie’s Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Lane
Westport, CT 06880
Westport Farmers' Market Holiday Pop Up Market

With the overwhelming response, we have stacked the stalls and covered every nook and cranny with vendors. In addition, we will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bells will certainly be ringing and food flowing at a special holiday Westport Winter Farmers’ Market on Thursday, December 21. Join your favorite vendors from 10 till 2:00 at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Avenue, for all your last-minute shopping, decorating, and entertaining needs. We will be closed on December 23 so be sure…

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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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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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The Christmas Elf @ Downtown Cabaret Theatre (Bridgeport)

December 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street
Bridgeport, CT

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:…

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Party into the New Year in the Uncas Ballroom (Mohegan Sun)

December 31, 2017 @ 10:30 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 3:00 am
Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT 06382 United States
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New Year's Eve at Mohegan Sun

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Mohegan Sun’s "Party into the New Year!" Starting at 10:30 pm in the Uncas Ballroom, enjoy an open bar, champagne toast at Midnight, breakfast buffet, dancing and music by NYC's DJ PS1 as we ring in 2018! Sunday, December 31st 10:30pm - 3:00am Uncas Ballroom Located in Mohegan Sun's Convention Center Presale: $100 December 10th - December 31st at 2:00pm: $125* After December 31st at 2:00pm: $150* This is a club-style atmosphere; no seating will…

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January 2018

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

January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109

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…

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