8 Things To Do This Weekend: Holiday-themed events for the whole season

8 Things To Do

Get in the spirit with Scrooge and Tiny Tim! See A Christmas Carol, playing at Hartford Stage for the next month.

Or, grab a warm coat and some cocoa and head to Winterfest in Hartford’s Bushnell Park with free ice skating through early January.

Take a trip to dozen tree farms in South Windsor, one of the few places in the state with actual reindeer. You can also visit with Santa’s impressive helpers and get decorations.

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Once again, Mystic Seaport Museum is hosting Lantern Light Tours set on Christmas Eve in the year 1876. Learn history and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride!

Visit the magic of Christmas at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, decorated with one-of-a-kind trees made by artists.

Check out the Connecticut River Museum’s 24th annual Holiday Train Show. This intricate family-friendly exhibit is created by artist Steve Cryan.

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Also in Essex, all aboard the Santa Special for a daytime holiday experience. This train ride features visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Lastly, take-in a beloved tradition. The 24th annual Fantasy of Lights in New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park showcases thousands of festive designs!

Have a wonderful holiday season!

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