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Shark-Diving Santa at The Maritime Aquarium Norwalk

Shark-Diving Santa @ The Maritime Aquarium

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2017

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…

Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village

Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village

November 24 @ 9:00 am - December 22 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on November 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

Santa and his LIVE reindeer - Dancer, Dasher and Prancer - are coming back for the 9th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village and return to, "the North Pole on North Street," Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, from November 24 to December 23, 2017. The cherished town tradition continues at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also ride on the Winter Wonderland Carousel and…

Santa @ Essex Steam Train

Santa Special Train @ Essex Steam Train

November 24 @ 9:30 am - November 26 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on December 2, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on December 3, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on December 9, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on December 10, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on December 16, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on December 17, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on December 23, 2017 at 9:30am

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…

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…

Munchkin Morning with Santa

December 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Delight in this Aquarium holiday tradition that your child will remember for years to come. Enjoy a memorable morning filled with fun seasonal and animal-themed crafts and activities, as well as a visit with the man in red himself, Santa! Be sure to bring your camera to capture the joy of morning! The program begins before we open to the public and is a great way to experience the Aquarium without the holiday crowds. Older siblings are welcome to attend…

Santa in the Fishing Village @ Maritime Aquarium

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 2, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 3, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 9, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 10, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 16, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on December 17, 2017 at 11:00am

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…

Holiday Festivities & Santa Sightings @ Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

December 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on December 9, 2017 at 3:30pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 3:30pm

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

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