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 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 Off-Broadway Hit "Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas, The Musical" in collaboration with "Fun Girls Night Out" comes to the Oakdale Theater for ONE NIGHT ONLY! You'll enjoy: Shopping, Mini-Beauty Make-Overs, Food and Drink Samples, Photo Booth photos and Pink Carpet Paparazzi, Psychic Readings, Signature Cocktails, 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 have all come to know and…Find 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 »
It's a holiday staple at Milford Photo: the Holiday Light photowalk to the Milford Green. For over 20 years our intrepid band of photo enthusiasts has set out to record some picturesque frames of the festive lights arranged on the green. This informal gathering is a great opportunity to test out some particular skills with friends and photo peers. We start at Milford Photo at 7pm for a quick review of settings. I suggest that you have a camera that…Find out more »
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage the Tony Award-nominated and Olivier Award-winning play, “Our Country’s Good”, by Timberlake Wertenbaker. CRT Artistic Director Michael Bradford will direct. Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from November 30 through December 10. Evening performances start at 7:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Select matinee performances start at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Single tickets are available now. Single tickets range from $10 to $33. All student tickets are $10. On Wednesday, December 6, patrons…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Downtown Putnam is once again decorating Main Street with Art Installations. Follow the trail to see over 40 GINGERBREAD House Creations! GINGERBREAD TRAIL MAPS will be available at The Flying Carpet Studio, Victoria Station Cafe, Putnam Visitors Center, and other Main Street shops and restaurants by December 1st. NEW THIS YEAR!! Gingerbread House CONTEST open to the public! Create your own Gingerbread House masterpiece and bring it to Ann Monteiro at The Flying Carpet Studio by 4:00 pm on November…Find out more »
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 6Find out more »
The holidays start early at St. George's Episcopal Church in Middlebury, Connecticut, most notably marked by the distinct warm scents of gingerbread and candies wafting through the halls. This year commemorates the 50th anniversary of the beloved Gingerbread Village and Christmas Bazaar, and promises to be an extra special celebration full of both joy and delight. Fifty years ago, the village humbly began as a few small gingerbread houses in the corner of the church Christmas Bazaar. Today it has…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
America's Next Top Model Search & Fashion Show is coming to Tanger Outlets @ Foxwoods Resort Casino Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino is pleased to present Top Model Search on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1:00-5:00pm. Meet agents from Elite, IMG, JC Models, New York Model Management, Ohlsson Talent and Surface Modeling Agency for your chance to win a contract! The winner will receive: a contract with a top agency, a high fashion photo shoot, a walk on spot…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
December's monthly book discussion will be Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Please join The New Haven Collective at Prime 16 in New Haven to discuss our December book. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for over forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from…Find out more »
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