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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Reproduction trade items, samples of 17th-century foods, “Make Your Marke” quill pen activity, reading of the Pilgrim Cat storybook each hour, and tours of the Holidaze exhibit will be featured at the Henry Whitfield State Museum Harvesting History Event Included with admission.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
The Westport Farmers’ Market Moves Into the Cozy Greenhouses at Gilbertie’s Garden Center on November 18 The Westport Farmers Market will be held every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm until March 10 While people in many areas are lamenting the end of their farmers’ market seasons, shoppers of the Westport Farmers’ Market are just gearing up. The yearly transition and tradition of moving from the expansive parking area at Imperial Avenue to the cozy greenhouses of Gilbertie’s Garden…Find out more »
Local Flea Market Flip winners are celebrating one year in business at their Plainville boutique, Flipping and Stones. Flipping and Stones offers unique and eclectic pieces that add character to any space. The business will be celebrating this milestone on November 25 with all day sales, children’s crafts, raffles, a showing of their Flea Market Flip episode and a fashion show. “We are so grateful for each and every person who has come into the store, spread the word, have…Find out more »
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT will hold a book signing in the Museum’s Gift Shop on Saturday, November 25, 12-1 p.m. of Globe Pequot’s newly released, A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style by photographer Caryn B. Davis. A Connecticut Christmas, which features a chapter dedicated to the holiday displays at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, is a photographic journey celebrating classic New England traditions, beauty, spirit, and community surrounding the holiday.…Find out more »
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:…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Gourmet Food Truck Court at Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets are located across from J.Crew Factory & Bose stores. Enjoy a wide selection of gourmet food from our local food trucks on weekends, April 1 thru December 31.* GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS @ Clinton Crossing Sugar Bakery Cupcake Truck Food Extrovert Meriano's Cannoli Truck Munchies Food Truck Fryborg Taco Pacifico Greekin Out Teriyaki Express See current list of food trucks at premiumoutlets.com/outlet/clinton-crossing *Individual Food Truck schedules may vary.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Enjoy a brunch buffet in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art's Museum Café. Set to the sounds of live jazz by Atla and Matt DeChamplain. After, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one Bloody Mary or Mimosa. There are two seatings, one at 10:30 am and one at 12:30 pm Tickets $28-$38; purchase at thewadsworth.org. Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available…Find out more »
The Trans Siberian Orchestra is a rock opera-producing band which travels across North America every year for its annual holiday tour. Get your tickets for the annual show at Mohegan Sun Casino. Get Tickets RSVP on Facebook About the Trans Siberian Orchestra: In 1996, O'Neill launched Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) with a vision for a band that was theatrical, conceptual, and, like the world itself, intended to be ever-changing. In short, everything not expected of Rock music at that point in time.…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Gather your girl friends for an evening of shopping, wine, and wreaths at McArdle's Florist and Garden Center in Greenwich! Michael, Director of Floral Design, will lead the class again this year. Michael will demonstrate different ways to customize your evergreen wreath. He'll provide design inspiration based on the latest trends and traditional favorites so you can create a wreath that perfectly complements your home's decor. Come at 6:00 PM to sip and shop the store! Class begins at 6:30…Find out more »
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 ConnecticutFind out more »
The "Fun Girls Night Out" event in collaboration with the Off-Broadway Hit "Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas, The Musical" comes to the Oakdale Theater for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Starting at 5:00, you'll enjoy: Shopping, Mini-Beauty Make-Overs, Food and Drink Samples, Photo Booth photos and Pink Carpet Paparazzi, Psychic Readings, Signature Cocktails, AND our Signature Pink SWAG Bag and more! At 8:00, take your seats for "Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas, The Musical". The Story of 5 ladies we…Find out more »
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