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Connecticut River Museum's Annual Train Show

Connecticut River Museum’s Annual Train Show

November 16, 2018 - February 19, 2019

The magic returns to the Connecticut River Museum with the 25th Annual Holiday Train Show running from November 16th through February 19th, 2019.. 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 can also challenge themselves with the I-SPY scavenger hunt for objects hidden with the displays and throughout the exhibit gallery. Smaller visitors set can get hands-on at…

Worldwide Community Lights Celebration at Stepping Stones Museum

November 20 - December 31

Each night from November 20th through December 31st Stepping Stones Museum is transformed into a dazzling holiday light extravaganza! Every surface of the museum’s exterior becomes a canvas for animated projections, glowing LEDs and an explosion of color. The amazing nighttime display is paired by day with STEAM adventures, interactive storytelling and hands-on art making taking place indoors. The celebration includes the introduction of Light Nights, a special schedule of extended, evening hours filled with holiday hijinks and brain-building fun.…

A Magical Christmas Eve at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum kicks off the Holiday Season the day after Thanksgiving with a new exhibition entitled, A Magical Christmas Eve at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, which will open at noon on Friday, November 23, 2018, at 295 West Avenue and run though January 6, 2019. During Queen Victoria’s reign, Prince Albert introduced the Christmas tree in England, a tradition that became very popular in the U.S. in the 1850s. For the past 30 years, visitors from all across…

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest

November 23 - December 30

The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2018 and “The Tunnel of Lights” beginning Friday, November 23rd. Winterfest will run from 5PM until 9PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. The event will also be held Dec. 28th -30th from 5PM-9PM for School Vacation Break. Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the…

Railroad Museum of New England Northern Lights Limited

November 23 - December 23

The Northern Lights Limited departs under the cover of nightfall in train cars illuminated in a soft, cheerful glow. After departing our Thomaston station, the next stop is the North Pole! After a stop to pick up Mr. & Mrs. Claus, children will meet and choose a gift from their toy bags. Both our Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited offer a very special 1st class service. With the purchase of 1st class tickets, you will get a top-notch experience.…

The Shops at Yale 2018 Holiday Events Schedule

The Shops at Yale 2018 Holiday Events Schedule

November 23 - December 23

Celebrate your holiday season in historic downtown New Haven at The Shops at Yale. All events are free and open to the public. FREE 4-Hour Parking FOUR $250 Gift Card Giveaways Ice Carving Competition & Outdoor A Cappella Concert Ice Carving Demonstrations Downtown Horse & Carriage Rides Story Time with Santa Yuletide Carolers DIY Crafts for All Ages at Hulls and The Yale Bookstore, and More! Free 4-hour parking with same day purchase of $30 or more from retailers at…

Mystic Seaport Museum Lantern Light Tours

2018 Mystic Seaport Museum Lantern Light Tours

November 23 - December 23

Join Mystic Seaport for an evening of seasonal surprises with Lantern Light Tours: Finding Your Place. Set on Christmas Eve in the year 1876, the play offers small windows into the lives of people on the verge of great change, both personal and cultural. The show includes five scenes of seasonal delight, featuring a winter fantasia, a spirited circle dance, and perhaps a visit with old St. Nick! Written by esteemed playwright and dramaturg Kato McNickle, Finding Your Place invites us to explore…

Gingerbread House Festival

Annual Gingerbread House Festival in South Windsor

November 23 - December 15

Celebrate “Peace on Earth” during the holidays this year and experience one of the largest Gingerbread House Festival in New England at Wood Memorial Library & Museum in South Windsor. Be filled with wonder and be touched by peace as you gaze upon row after row of creative and colorful gingerbread creations, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike.  The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue…

A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas Hartford Stage

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas Hartford Stage

November 23 - December 29

The magic of Charles Dickens’ heartwarming classic returns for its 21st season in A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas Hartford Stage. Come see one of Connecticut’s favorite family holiday tradition and spend some time with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they bring A Christmas Carol to life on stage. It’s perfect holiday entertainment! Running time: Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes with one intermission. Recommended…

Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village

Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village

November 23 - December 24

Santa will be returning with his live Reindeer for the Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village and “the North Pole on North Street,” Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, from November 23 to December 24, 2018. We all remember Dasher, Dancer, and Prancer. But have you ever met them? The official “We’re Back Party!” begins at 12:00 pm on November 23rd at the Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Kids can have their photos taken with Santa…

Great Train Holiday Show at Wilton Historical Society

Great Train Holiday Show at Wilton Historical Society

November 23, 2018 - January 21, 2019

Great Train Holiday Show at Wilton Historical Society will be held from November 23 - January 21, 2018. After the familiar Thanksgiving rituals of parades, turkey and football, keep the family fun going, and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season. Take the children in your life to an entrancing afternoon with trains and live entertainment. Dressed for the holidays, the Wilton Historical Society’s historic 18th and 19th century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with many different model train…

Children's Gingerbread House Classes at Lyman Orchards

Children’s Gingerbread House Classes at Lyman Orchards

November 24 - December 23

Children's Gingerbread House Classes at Lyman Orchards s a wonderful way to enjoy the holidays. Turn up the holiday magic for your young ones with a fun-filled session of confectionary creativity. The Apple Barrel Bakery team will lead budding gingerbread architects and candy lovers in crafting the edible holiday homes of their dreams in this seasonal Lyman Orchards favorite. Have fun with royal icing, colorful sprinkles, sparkly decorations, and glittery sugars. The gingerbread houses will come alive with candies, gumdrops,…

Children's Theater: The Christmas Elf 2 Downtown Cabaret Theatre

Children’s Theater: The Christmas Elf 2 Downtown Cabaret Theatre

November 24 - December 29

The Christmas elf is back at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport. It is that time of year again for Santa to call on everyone's favorite elf and his toy friends to bring holiday joy to boys and girls all over the world, but this Christmas is about more than presents and carols. With new adventures and new challenges, our hero must enlist all the help he can get to save Christmas for everyone. Our Children’s Theatre shows approximately run…

Annual Shark-Diving Santa at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Annual Shark-Diving Santa at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

November 26 - December 30

The fearless Santa Claus is steering his sleigh back to the Maritime Aquarium during his annual “Shark-Diving Santa” event. Santa will put on his scuba gear and dive into the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond Sound” exhibition with 7-8-foot sharks, all to demonstrate that they are not the brutal, blood-hungry predators of fiction. Come check it out.  To confirm the dates before you visit go to www.maritimeaquarium.org/events, just to make sure Santa was able to get away from the North Pole…

Adults Gingerbread House Classes at Lyman Orchards

Adults Gingerbread House Classes at Lyman Orchards

November 29 - December 20

Bring your best friends and turn up the holiday magic with a fun-filled session of confectionary creativity in the historic Lyman Homestead. Gingerbread architects and candy lovers will have a terrific time in crafting the edible holiday homes of their dreams in this seasonal Lyman Orchards' favorite. Have fun with royal icing, colorful sprinkles, sparkly decorations, and glittery sugars. Your gingerbread house will come alive with candies, gumdrops, peppermints, sprinkles, cookies and more! Appetizers will be served! BYOB! November 29th,…

A Connecticut Christmas Carol at The Terris Theatre (Chester)

November 30 - December 30

A Connecticut Christmas Carol at The Terris Theatre in Chester will be held November 30 through December 30. Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, P.T. Barnum and more make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite.…

Annual Holiday Express Train Show at the Fairfield Museum

Annual Holiday Express Train Show at the Fairfield Museum

November 30 - December 30

The Annual Holiday Express Train Show is a Fairfield Museum holiday tradition! Kids and adults alike will delight in the magic of this wondrous display of model trains winding around beautiful holiday scenery. The Goliday Express Train Show runs December 1 – 31, 2018 Opening Night: November 30th @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Opening Night Admission: $3; free for children 5 and under; $10 for 4 people. It’s a magical night in Fairfield when families gather on the Town…

Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends at Mystic Aquarium

Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends at Mystic Aquarium

December 1 - December 30

Rudolph's 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 furry 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 the Aquarium's seasonal decor as you walk through our watery winter wonderland…

Total Mechanical Systems 2nd Annual Winter Coat Drive

December 3 @ 8:00 am - December 17 @ 4:00 pm

It's time for Total Mechanical Systems 2nd Annual Winter Coat Drive! You can drop off December 3rd through December 17th, Monday - Friday from 8am to 4pm at our Total Mechanical Systems office located at 140 New Britain Avenue in Plainville. We can also arrange for drop off at our Clinton shop at 224 East Main Street - just email us at traci@tmsllc.biz to coordinate. We are accepting not only new and gently used coats for all ages, but also…

Hamilton at The Bushnell (Hartford)

December 11 - December 30

HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now and it's coming to The Bushnell in Hartford, December 11 - December 30 at William H. Mortensen Hall. Tickets to Hamilton at The Bushnell will go on sale to the public on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00am EST. Sales will be available in person and online ONLY. It is strongly recommended to purchase tickets online. The Bushnell Box Office will open on the day of on sale, September…


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