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.…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…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 »
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…Find out more »
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 »
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…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 »
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,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…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 »
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 »
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