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December 2017

Henry Whitfield State Museum Firelight Festival

December 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

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

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Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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His shiny red nose has been spotted over Mystic Aquarium and we’re ready to welcome him for weekends during Winterfest! Meet the most famous reindeer of all, Rudolph, and his snowy friend Bumble as they visit the Aquarium. Take a photo with Rudolph and Bumble that is worthy for your holiday cards then get your ticket to see the two star in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D. Enjoy local seasonal entertainment as you walk through our watery winter wonderland to visit…

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A Christmas Carol @ Hartford Stage

December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street
Hartford, CT

Hartford Stage’s Sensory-Friendly Performance of A Christmas Carol Set for Saturday, December 2 A Christmas Carol is recommended for children ages 8 and older. To purchase tickets for the sensory-friendly production, call the Hartford Stage Box Office at 860-527-5151 or visit www.hartfordstage.org/sensory-friendly. Hartford Stage will host its fourth annual sensory-friendly performance of the beloved family holiday classic, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas, on Saturday, December 2, at 2 p.m. Tickets for this performance are 50 percent off regular ticket prices, starting at $25, to…

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The Moscow Ballet at the Oakdale Theater

December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
Moscow Ballet at the Oakdale Theater

The Moscow Ballet is coming to Wallingford at the Oakdale Theater for their 25th Anniversary Tour of The Great Russian Nutcracker on December 2nd! Back in late August the Moscow Ballet auditioned Wallingford’s own Fusion Dancers and selected 27 of Fusion Fitness & Dance students ranging from ages 6-14 to perform alongside their professionals for The Great Russian Nutcracker! Students have been rehearsing every week with our instructors to prepare for the big performance. Their final rehearsal before the show…

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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Winter Vacation Workshops @ Connecticut River Musem

December 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - December 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Museum Kids Winter Events

Winter Vacation Workshops for Kids are at Connecticut River Museum this December. When the kids are off from school, sign them up so they won't be bored and can also learn something new in the process. Join Connecticut River Museum over Christmas Vacation Week for three mornings of creative fun! Wednesday, December 27: Terrific Trains!!! Explore the Holiday Train Show, meet train artist Steve Cryan and find out how he makes his fabulous layout. Design and paint a wooden train of your…

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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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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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Connecticut Science Center Winter Vacation Exploration Camps

January 15 @ 12:32 am
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Connecticut Science Center, 250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
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Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Now registering for Camp dates December 27 – February 20 Campers in grades 1-6 will experience hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities. Camps include structured activities with our STEM Educators, as well as supervised free time to explore the Science Center's galleries and exhibits. We offer Day Camps during school vacation as well as…

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