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The Drowsy Chaperone at The Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam)

September 21 - November 25

The Drowsy Chaperone at The Goodspeed Opera House will run from September 21 through November 25, 2018 in East Haddam, Connecticut. In this hilarious valentine to show tunes and show people, a forgotten Jazz Age musical comes to life in the living room of a diehard theatre fan. As he eagerly spins his favorite cast album, a fizzy vintage show suddenly appears, exploding with song, dance and pure entertainment. Our quirky narrator fills the plot holes, with laugh-out-loud results. Packed…

Curtain Call Stamford Fall 2018 Theatre Arts Classes

September 29 - December 3

Let your child act out!!  For nearly thirty years, Curtain Call, Inc. (Stamford’s longest-running and only non-profit, theatre producing company) has provided year-round, theatre arts classes for young and old. Fall classes begin September 22, 2018 in acting for the stage, TV and film acting, musical theatre, improv and comedy, Broadway tap AND MORE (for ages five and up). We also provide classes for your after school program, youth or community group and business. These classes help provide not only…

Mystic Aquarium Veterans Week

November 10 - November 18

Mystic Aquarium is honoring Veterans Week with a special discount admission. United States military veterans and active-duty members who visit Saturday, November 10 through Sunday, November 18 will receive complimentary general admission with a valid U.S. military ID, Veteran’s Administration Card or form DD214. Dependent family members will receive a discounted general admission rate of $20.99 per adult, $15.99 per youth (13-17) and $13.99 per child (3-12) when a U.S. dependent military ID is presented at time of purchase for…

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…

Annual Craft & Vendor Show at Ocean Beach

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The aAnnual Craft & Vendor Show at Ocean Beach will be held on November 18th from 10 am to 3 pm. The show benefits the New London Community Meal Center and is courtesy of Lady Boss Productions. Come shop over 50 vendors for unique gifts and handmade items. Admission is free! We only ask that you bring a canned food item(s) to help us stuff a bus for the New London Community Meal Center. There will be one grand prize raffled…

Crafted Hartford 2018 with the Hartford Flavor Company

Crafted Hartford 2018 with the Hartford Flavor Company

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand, comes CRAFTED 2018 is coming to Hartford on November 18! 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 and MakeHartford maker's space at 30 & 56 Arbor Street, Hartford. This a free event! Bring your friends & family for a fun day out in Parkville and get…

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…

Connecticut Science Center The Polar Express in 3D

November 23 - November 25

Don’t miss this special holiday movie presentation in the Connecticut Science Center Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Science Theater for a limited engagement. All aboard! Get the holiday season started with this family favorite. A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure, he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. “Cause that’s the way things happen on the Polar Express…” Members pay only $5 for…

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…

A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Shubert Theater (New Haven)

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2018 at 4:00pm

Everyone's favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at the Shubert in New Haven, Connecticut. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas play and ultimately learn the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy! The beloved Emmy Award-winning television special has been charming viewers since it…

Winter Wonderland Festival Milford

Winter Wonderland Festival Milford

November 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Annual Winter Wonderland is an outdoor festival taking place during Milford's Annual Tree Lighting on Friday, November 23rd at The Milford Bank’s Main Office (located on the Downtown Milford Green) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The event will feature various winter-themed activities for children and adults of all ages. Attendees will be treated to costumed characters for a meet & greet and photos, a train ride, games, prizes, carolers, crafts and more! FOOD TRUCKS WANTED If you would like to…

The Garcia Project at the Wall Street Theater (Norwalk)

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

A Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band or Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band will be held on November 23, 2018 starting at 8 pm at the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk, Connecticut. The Garcia Project’s performances are based on actual set lists performed by The Jerry Garcia Band. All of their shows are classic recreations of a Jerry Garcia Band set list from the 1976 to 1995. For anyone that never had a chance to experience the Jerry Garcia Band or…

Holiday Wreath Making (Bethlehem)

November 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 25, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on November 28, 2018 at 3:00pm

Make a gorgeous holiday wreath for your home using greens, pine cones, dried flowers & natural materials. Back by popular demand, George & Carol McCleary, site horticulturists, will lead the workshops. Bring your own clippers. Space is limited. Register at 203-266-7596 or bellamy.ferriday@ctlandmarks.org

Fall Craft Fair New England Brewing Co. (Woodbridge)

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on November 25, 2018 at 10:00am

Join us at New England Brewing Co. for a weekend craft fair November 24th & 25th in Woodbridge. There will be a collection of arts and crafts from various local artisans, crafters and vendors. Grab a beer and shop for all your holiday gift needs. Looking to be a vendor? Email ellie@newenglandbrewing.com for more information

Santa's Arrival in Fairfield

Santa’s Arrival in Fairfield

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Help us welcome Santa to Fairfield on Saturday, November 24th. This annual, much anticipated community event on Sherman Green. It is the kick-off to the Holiday Season, and it is also “Small Business Saturday”. About 3,000 parents and children attend, as kids rush up the Gazebo steps to sit on Santa’s lap and have their picture taken, while whispering their special toy wishes into Santa’s ear. Elves give the children a holiday stuffed animal, along with some yummy cookies. And…

Holiday Market

West Hartford Holiday Market

November 24 @ 10:30 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 10:30am

The West Hartford Holiday Market will be held in the Town Hall Auditorium at 50 South Main Street, footsteps from Blue Back Square and in the heart of West Hartford Center, a regional destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. The dates are Saturday, November 24 and December 1, from 10:30am - 5:00pm. This event will feature vendors who specialize in hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, soaps, pottery, accessories, textiles, original artwork, specialty foods and more. This is the perfect place to get…

Annual Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm Day

Annual Sankow’s Beaver Brook Farm Day (Lyme)

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bring your family and friends to see over 600 sheep nd learn the history of the Sankow farm in Lyme, Connecticut on November 24th from 11 to 4 at the beaver Brook Farm Day. Discover how the farm products are produced and used. Suzanne Sankow says “Stan and I continue to encourage families to learn the importance of farming and local agriculture. We greatly enjoy seeing the next generations explore the farm, pet a cow, try a sheep’s cheese or…


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