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Essex Steam Train Santa

North Pole Express at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

November 15 - December 23

Board the locomotive-powered sleigh for a magical nighttime journey to the North Pole. Every coach becomes a stage for a LIVE musical performance of “The Night Before Christmas.” Celebrate the spirit of the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive sing-a-longs, hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Each child will receive a small gift from Santa. Children are invited to wear their favorite pajamas! Make sure those PJs are warm and cozy…it’s cold up at the North Pole! All passengers age…

Trees in the Rigging Parade on Main Street in Downtown Essex

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Trees in the Rigging Parade will be held on December 1st from 12 pm to 3 pm on Main Street in Downtown Essex. The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade. 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…

Trees in the Rigging Parade Main Street Essex

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Trees in the Rigging Parade will be held on Main Street in Essex on December 1st from 12 pm to 3 pm. The holiday season kicks off in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade. 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…

Essex Holiday House Tour & Boutique in Downtown Essex

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Essex Holiday House Tour & Boutique will be held on December 7th from 9:30 am to 5 pm in Downtown Essex. The town of Essex opens their homes this December to support a broad spectrum of services for at-risk children and their families through the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern CT. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, The Essex River Valley Auxiliary presents a self-guided walking tour through six distinctive houses, the Essex River Museum, and the Essex Historical…

Holiday Stroll & Sip and Shop in Downtown Essex

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Holiday Stroll & Sip will be held on December 14th from 1 pm to 10 pm in Downtown Essex. Join us for the Essex Holiday Stroll: 12:00 – 4:00 PM, Horse & Carriage Rides with Santa 12:00 – 5:00 PM, Child and Family Agency Festival of Trees 12:00 – 1:30PM, Bell Chimes At Edward Jones Investment: 1:30 PM, Storytime with Mrs. Claus 2:00 PM, Strolling String Duet Create Your Santa Christmas List Carolling





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