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November 2017

Connecticut River Museum’s Annual Holiday Train Show

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
Connecticut River Museum Train Exhibit

The magic returns to the Connecticut River Museum with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show.  This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout.  Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing.…

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Connecticut Indoor Custom Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show Season Finale

November 18 @ 10:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Naugatuck Entertainnment Facility, 6 Rubber Ave
Naugatuck, CT 06770
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Don Clady & Connecticut Cruise News Pressents "Back By Popular Demand" Indoor Connecticut Custom Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show Season Finale' Sponsored by Connecticut Cruise News, Haymond Law, Truck Toyz Unlimited and others to be announced soon. Naugatuck Entertianment Facility (Formerly Data Com Building), 6 Rubber Ave Exit 27 off Route 8 North or South from I-84. Naugatuck, Ct. Saturday & Sunday November 18 & 19, 2017. Saturday Hours 10am to 7pm. Sunday Hours 9am to 5pm. Set Up also…

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Connecticut International Auto Show

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Connecticut Auto Show

The 2017 Connecticut International Auto Show at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford transforms into the state’s largest new car showroom. Purchase your tickets now at CTAutoShow.com. Located at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, the Connecticut Auto Show is the perfect place to browse hundreds of the newest vehicles! It’s the premier showcase of the newest model year imported and domestic vehicles — cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities – cars to suit every budget and life…

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Narragansett Beer Made on Honor Market (Pawtucket, RI)

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - November 19 @ 6:00 pm
Narragansett Brewery at The Guild, 461 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI
Narragansett Beer Made on Honor Market

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time of year show to support of our local communities. This year, Narragansett Beer is spreading some holiday cheer with the first-ever “Made on Honor Market” on November 18-19. It’s a two-day indoor festival showcasing some of Narragansett’s favorite makers, artists and small businesses. Inspired by its Emmy-award winning “Made on Honor” video series which profiles local makers and craftsmen, the two-day shindig will feature dozens of independent brands, including New Haven’s…

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Gourmet Food Trucks @ Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets

November 18 @ 7:14 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:14pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, 20 Killingworth Turnpike
Clinton, CT 06413
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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. 

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Pancakes with Penguins @ Mystic Aquarium

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Plan ahead and reserve your tickets for Pancakes with Penguins, a fun event to kick-start your day. Your breakfast experience will include a visit from one of our African penguins and our mascot Petey the Penguin. Breakfast is served buffet style from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and includes pancakes with assorted toppings, scrambled eggs, sausage and various beverages. If you prefer or need gluten-free pancakes, please call our reservation line and let them know. Tickets are $24.95 adult (11…

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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

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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Crafted Hartford with Hartford Flavor Company & Real Art Ways

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT

Come support and celebrate Hartford County's local craft talent in alcohol, food, art and more. Meet local business owners, join in craft classes and shop local artisans! The event will take place between 30 and 56 Arbor Street in Hartford, Connecticut. Split between Hartford Flavor Company and Real Art Ways, guests can take a tour of Hartford Flavor Company, enjoy local food trucks, meet local business owners, join in craft classes and shop local artisans. Come see VASU yoga, Hog…

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The Christmas Elf @ Downtown Cabaret Theatre (Bridgeport)

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 11, 2017 at 12:00pm

One event on November 12, 2017 at 1:00pm

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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Norwalk & Mark Twain Lecture @ Norwalk Historical Society Museum

November 19 @ 2:00 pm
Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851
$5.00

How is Mark Twain connected to Norwalk? Join Norwalk historians Madeleine and Ed Eckert to discover the connection during their lively lecture: “Norwalk & Mark Twain: Being Some Interesting Connections Between the City of Norwalk & Mark Twain” on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. *Please note: the lecture will take place upstairs in the museum and at this time there is no elevator.* We all know Mark Twain lived in Hartford and Redding,…

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Dinner with Fox Farm Brewery @ Engine Room Mystic

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Engine Room, 14 Holmes St
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Dinner with Fox Farm Brewery at Engine Room Mystic

For Engine Room, the search for craft beer has become more of an obsession than a passion. Our mission is to bring you the rare, the revolutionary, and the radical brews that hop heads are perfecting all over the world. Often times our search leads us right into our own backyard, and in this case, to the small Connecticut town of Salem. Join Fox Farm Brewery to for a multi-course dinner paired with stellar brews from Fox Farm Brewery. Meet…

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Free Winter Camping Clinic (Danbury)

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
L.L.Bean – Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810 us
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It may be cold, but there's no reason you can't still enjoy a night under the stars. Whether it's your first time out or you're a seasoned winter camping veteran, our experts will share tips, techniques and advice on the latest gear to keep you safe and warm on your next winter overnight. Since space is limited reserve yourself a spot by clicking over to L.L. Bean, Danbury's Event Page, find this event, and register before space fills up. Hint: Scroll…

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Sleigh the Runway Fashion Show @ Foxwoods Resort Casino

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3777 United States
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Foxwoods Sleigh the Runway Free Event

Foxwoods, Shrine Foxwoods and Tanger Outlets, Foxwoods will be hosting the first ever Holiday Pop Up Fashion show, Sleigh the Runway. Miss Connecticut Eliza Lynne Kanner will be hosting and collecting your donations. In support of Stuff the Bus, bring a jacket, gloves, toys etc. for free admission! The first 100 people in attendance with a donation will also receive Free admission into SHRINE’s I Love Tuesdays club event with NERVO later in the evening. The fashion show will feature…

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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

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street
Greenwich, CT 06830
Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village

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…

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Santa Special Train @ Essex Steam Train

November 24 @ 9:30 am - November 26 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on December 23, 2017 at 9:30am

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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Henry Whitfield State Museum Harvesting History Event

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

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.

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Free Ice Carving Competition @ Shops at Yale

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm

Shops @ Yale, 1046 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

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…

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Lantern Light Tours: A Christmas Ghost Story @ Mystic Seaport

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2017

One event on November 25, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 8, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm

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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Westport Farmer’s Winter Market @ Gilbertie’s Garden Center

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 10, 2018

Gilbertie’s Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Lane
Westport, CT 06880
Westport Farmers’ Market

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…

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A Connecticut Christmas by Caryn B. Davis Book Signing

November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850 United States
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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.…

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