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Cry It Out at Hartford Stage

Cry It Out at Hartford Stage

October 24 - November 17

Cry It Out, By Molly Smith Metzler and Directed by Rachel Alderman, comes to the Hartford Stage, October 24th - November 17th. An ode to modern-day motherhood, Cry it Out peers into the lives of four new parents with nothing in common except sleep deprivation, unreliable childcare and the notion of “having it all.” The darkly funny comedy takes a smart and honest look at the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work after being home with…

Hello Dolly! at The Bushnell

Hello Dolly! at The Bushnell

November 13

Hello Dolly! is at The Bushnell November 13-17th for 7 shows. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, HELLO, DOLLY! is the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” and the Los Angeles Times says “distills the mood-elevating properties of the American musical at its giddy best.” Director Jerry Zaks’ “gorgeous” new production (Vogue) is “making people crazy happy!” (The Washington Post). 2 hours and 35 minutes, one intermission After breaking box office…

Back by popular demand, CRAFTED HARTFORD is coming to the Hartford Flavor Company and Real At Ways, Sunday, November 17!

Crafted Hartford at the Hartford Flavor Company

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand, CRAFTED HARTFORD is coming to the Hartford Flavor Company and Real At Ways, Sunday, November 17! Come support and celebrate Hartford's local craft talent in art, food and spirits! Meet local business owners, join in craft classes and shop amazing local artisans! Crafted will span between Hartford Flavor Company and Real Art Ways at 30 & 56 Arbor Street, Hartford. This a free event! Bring your friends & family for a fun day out in Parkville…

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the XL Center Hartford

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the XL Center Hartford

November 24 @ 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The 2019 Trans-Siberian Orchestra showing presented by the Hallmark Channel will be held at the XL Center in Hartford on November 24th from 3 pm to 6 pm and 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm The "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" tour brings to life – with enhanced special effects and new staging – the acclaimed prog-rockers' 1996 debut album of the same name, and the first in their Christmas-themed trilogy, which includes 1998's "The Christmas Attic" and 2004's "The Lost…

2019 Holiday Light Fantasia at Goodwin Park Hartford

2019 Holiday Light Fantasia at Goodwin Park Hartford

November 28, 2019 - January 1, 2020

The 2019 Holiday Light Fantasia will be held from November 28th until January 1st. Monday thru Thursday hours will be from 5 pm to 10 pm and Friday thru Sunday's from 5 pm to 10 pm at Goodwin Park in Hartford. Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season's destination. The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights. OPEN DAILY Thanksgiving…

Holiday Stroll on The Guilford Green

Holiday Light Fantasia at Goodwin Park Hartford

November 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

The 2019 Holiday Light Fantastia will be held on November 28th until January 1st from 5pm to 9pm nightly. Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season's destination. The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights. Whimsical holiday scenes, familiar characters and local tributes shine bright in larger-than-life lighted scenes and 200 individual displays. Lighted animations celebrate not only Christmas, but…

Winterfest Hartford

Winterfest Hartford

November 29, 2019 - January 20, 2020

Winterfest Hartford will open on November 29, 2019. Winterfest Hartford returns to Bushnell Park for its 10th year of free ice skating, free skate rentals, free learn to skate classes and more. The rink is open daily from 11 am - 8 pm, November 29, 2019 through January 20, 2020, with the following exceptions: December 24: 12 - 4 pm December 25: 12 - 4 pm December 31: 11 am - 12 pm The rink may be closed for inclement…

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus Presents Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 6-8

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus Presents Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 6-8

December 6 - December 8

The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus will be Making Spirits Bright! with its annual holiday concert at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, December 6-8. Through narration and song, audiences will be delighted as the Chorus shares five touching – sometimes nontraditional – holiday tales featuring universal themes of love, family and belonging. “I truly believe that what unites all of us far exceeds what divides us…and through these authentic messages and beautiful music, everyone can find a piece of themselves,”…

Breakfast with Santa at The Bushnell

Breakfast with Santa at The Bushnell

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Gather your family and friends for a memorable morning at The Bushnell. Take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy breakfast, carolers, crafts and more. Christmas lists accepted at the North Pole Post Office! Breakfast Menu Belgian waffle stations Scrambled eggs Canadian bacon Egg and cheese croissant sandwiches Potato hash Chicken & apple sausage Assorted bagels & breads Fruit salad Juices and coffee Limited seating available. If you need a high chair for your child, they will need a…

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Bushnell

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Bushnell

December 13 - December 15

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage at the Bushnell for 6 showings from December 13th - 15th. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart- warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small", decides to steal Christmas away from…

Snow Ball With Elsa Bushnell Park Carousel Hartford

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Snow Ball with Elsa will be held on December 13, 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford. Let it all go at Elsa's snow ball! Meet and dance with Elsa or your favorite Frozen character. Make sure to have your face painted, ride the carousel and create your very own snowflake pendant necklace. End the night with a princess dance party and princess snacks and drinks!

The Nutmeg Ballet's Nutcracker at The Bushnell

The Nutmeg Ballet’s Nutcracker at The Bushnell

December 14 - December 15

The Nutmeg Ballet's Nutcracker is coming to The Bushnell, December 14th and 15th for 4 shows. Run Time: 90 minutes, 15 minute intermission The Nutmeg Ballet's Nutcracker returns to The Bushnell! This holiday favorite has you traveling with young Clara as she visits the enchanted Land of Sweets. Delighting audiences young and old, this annual tradition brings to life toy soldiers and dueling mice, princesses and sugarplums – a delicious treat for the child in all of us, performed by…

2019 Connecticut Bridal Expo

2020 Connecticut Bridal Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center

January 4, 2020 - January 5, 2020

The 2020 Connecticut Bridal Expo will be held January 4th and 5th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The 35th annual Connecticut Wedding & Bridal Show is the largest bridal & wedding expo on the East Coast and quite possibly in the country. With a proven format of combining wedding and bridal fashion shows with a huge vendor presence comprised of every conceivable wedding product and service, our Hartford wedding and bridal expo offer couples the unique opportunity to…

Jeff Dunham at XL Center

Jeff Dunham Seriously? is Coming to the XL Center

January 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get ready to get your laugh on! International comedy sensation Comic/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is returning to Hartford on January 8th with his Seriously!? Tour! Dunham and his world famous characters; Walter, Achmed, Bubba J, Peanut and Jose Jalapeno are an undeniably hilarious bunch you won't want to miss!  

Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories at XL Center Hartford

Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories at XL Center Hartford

January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020

Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories will be held at the XL Center in Hartford on January 16th - 20th. Enter the world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE with four of your favorite stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment! Disney On Ice: Celebrate Memories Dates/Times: Thurs, January 16, 2020: 7pm Fri, January 17, 2020: 7pm Sat, January 18, 2020: 11am, 3pm, 7pm Sun, January 19, 2020: 12pm, 4pm Mon, January 20, 2020: 1pm Your favorite Disney stories come…

Monster Jam at the XL Center Hartford

Monster Jam at the XL Center Hartford

February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020

Monster Jam will be held at the XL Center in Hartford on February 8th at 1 pm and 7 pm and February 9th at 7 pm Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promises to always leave fans entertained.  Monster Jam events feature some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more. Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their…

Harlem Globetrotters at the XL Center Hartford

February 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Harlem Globetrotters will play at the XL Center in Hartford on February 15th at 1 pm and at 6 pm The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring larger than life entertainers, will bring their ALL-NEW show, “Pushing the Limits” to a city near you. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personable with a star-stuffed roster including Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, and woman stars TNT Lister, Swish Sutton, and Torch George*. Every show features a blend of hilarious…





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