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 »
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 16Find out more »
Celebrate the 4th Annual Repeal of Prohibition, Saturday, December 2 in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1920, The US government passed the 18th Amendment, ‘The Volstead Act’, prohibiting the sale and consumption of ‘intoxicating liquors, wine and beer’. Prohibition, as it was called, threw the United States into a dark and violent period with massive amounts of violence and corruption. Crooked politicians, bootleggers and gangsters flourished until the government REPEALED PROHIBTION, with the 21st amendment on December 5th, 1933. Please join us…Find out more »
Celebrate the magic of the season with "America's orchestra." Perfect for music lovers of all ages, this beloved annual concert is just bursting with holiday music favorites. Treat yourself to a festive evening, including the traditional audience sing-along and a surprise visit by jolly old St. Nick. Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Keith Lockhart, Conductor "...The best-known, most recorded and arguable most popular orchestra in the United States." - The New York Times For tickets, or more information about this performance…Find out more »
It's a fairytale time of year in Connecticut. The clear, starry skies and snow-clad hills serve as an enchanted setting for childhood memories, past and present. The WSO ushers in this festive season with musical fairy tales for the ages. Come hear Cinderella meet her Prince, Goldilocks outsmart the Three Bears, and Peter do battle with the Big Bad Wolf. Audience members can enjoy a Christmas carol sing-along complete with milk and cookies for all, making this event a reoccurring…Find out more »
The Holiday Stroll & Luminary event is coming to Downtown Mystic. This annual holiday tradition is coming soon on December 5th. Don’t miss the Holiday Stroll & Luminary. Enjoy the festive sounds of choirs and carolers as you stroll downtown for your holiday shopping. To add to the ambiance, the streets and Mystic River Park will be lined with hundreds of beautiful luminaria to light your way through town.Find out more »
Meet L.L.Bean outside the charming town of Washington Depot, CT. Hike a variety of trails above the Shepaug River, and possibly enjoy a cool respite walking through a 235 ft. railroad tunnel. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate. WHERE TO MEET: 2 Tunnel Rd., Washington Depot, CT. WHAT TO BRING: Weather-appropriate clothing (layers, no cotton), waterproof footwear, small day pack with extra clothes, snacks, lunch, water, personal medications. OPTIONAL RECOMMENDED ITEMS: Sunglasses, binoculars, camera In order for you to confirm your space please…Find out more »
Please join us at the scenic McCook Point Beach and Park on Saturday DECEMBER 9th for a scenic, festive, and fast 5K. By participating, you get to experience more than exercise and fresh Connecticut shoreline air. Walkers welcome! The 4th Annual Niantic Jingle Bell 5K, named one of the top 11th Road Races in Connecticut is on December 9th, 2017. Registration is open at www.itsyourrace.com This scenic, easy route is a family friendly event that follows the along the coast of Niantic.…Find out more »
Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas with a Dazzling Preview Party, Candlelight and Daytime Tours Each year, using armloads of greenery and native plants, authentic decorations from days of yore, and some pretty clever food-styling tricks, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours show in fascinating detail how the American holiday season evolved over the past 300 years. The 2017 season will begin with the lively WDS Holiday Preview Party on Friday, December 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests will delight in a candlelight preview of the dazzling…Find out more »
IT’S THE MERRIEST 5K OF THE YEAR! The national Ugly Sweater Run series hits the streets of Hartford this holiday season! The Ugly Sweater Run presented by Kahlúa is a national running series benefitting One Warm Coat. Register you, your friends and family for the Merriest 5k of the year coming to a city near you. After you put the “sweat” in Ugly Sweater, join us at the official after party bar to keep the holiday cheer flowing! Here’s how…Find out more »
Get into the holiday spirit with a fun train ride on Shoreline East from Branford Station, heading to Old Saybrook, where we'll watch the Torchlight Parade. Board at the Branford Train Station (parking is free) and hop on the 4:55 PM train to Old Saybrook, arriving at 5:21. A short walk from the train station gets you to downtown Old Saybrook, where the parade passes. Parade runs from 6-9 PM. Bring dinner or grab a bite to eat and stroll…Find out more »
Regional 4 Education Foundation is excited for our R4EF Jingle Bell Run 2017 in Deep River, CT coinciding with the annual Deep River Stroll. The 5k Run will be officially timed and monitered. Award Categories: 6th grade and under, 7th and 8th grade; 9th and 10th grade; 11th and 12th grade; post high school - 29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+ Packet pick up 8:30 race day at Tri-Town Youth Services, 56 High Street, Deep River. Start and Finish at…Find out more »
Join the Bellamy-Ferriday House on Sunday, December 10th for a special day celebrating the holidays and the work of social philanthropist Caroline Ferriday, the inspiration for New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly’s novel Lilac Girls at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden. Experience the Hay, Caroline’s beloved Connecticut home, staged in the traditional Polish fashion as inspired by her house guests. Rooms will also sport beautiful arrangements by Floral Designer Melissa Beard, owner and head designer at Floral Design by Melissa in…Find out more »
Stocking Stuffer Weekend is coming December 15 - 17 in Downtown Putnam! Once again, they are having a "Stocking Stuffer" Party Downtown! Get all of your Christmas Stocking Stuffer shopping done while having a great time! Special stocking stuffers available at the Downtown Shops and Restaurants! Facebook Event Page PLUS you could WIN a "GIANT STOCKING" worth Over $200 in Downtown Putnam Gift Certificates!!! Individual Shops and Restaurant Stockings raffled off as well! Get your Christmas Stocking Stuffer shopping done…Find out more »
Enjoy old friends or make new ones during Foxwoods' Annual Holiday Pub Crawl. Try special holiday themed cocktails across 12 bars and restaurants on property and then finish your evening at Centrale in Fox Tower with a DJ, Dancing and Prizes. Put on your tackiest, ugliest sweater and enter to win a $100 Tanger Outlets Gift Card, so you can buy yourself a new sweater! What's more, $10 of the admission ticket is donated to the United Way to help…Find out more »
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