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Community Carol Sing at Mystic Seaport!

Lift your voice in song at our 71st annual Community Carol Sing on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Visitors from near and far return year after year to participate in this popular holiday carol sing! The Mystic Seaport carolers will perform a holiday concert in the Greenmanville Church at 2 p.m. and the carol sing will commence at McGraw Quadrangle at 3 p.m.
Dates: 
12/16/2018
3 pm
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Organization:

Mystic Seaport

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-5322

A Christmas Carol at Center Stage Theatre

This Dickens classic has become a Center Stage tradition. With soaring music by Disney musical genius, composer Alan Menken, A Christmas Carol infuses the holiday blockbuster with music that will touch you, inspire you, and fill you with the spirit of Christmas!
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. – November 30th through December 15th Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. – December 2nd, 9th, and 16th Thursday at 7:00 p.m. – December 13th
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Organization:

Center Stage Theatre

Location:

54 Grove Street
Shelton, CT, 06484
United States

Phone:

203-225-6079

Disney's Beauty & the Beast

We invite you to "Be Our Guest" as this beloved Disney classic comes to life on stage!
Dates: 
12/21/2018
12/22/2018
12/23/2018
2:00PM & 7:00PM
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Location:

White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place
White Plains, NY, 10601
United States

Phone:

914.328.1600

Holiday Break Programs at NCNC

Come on down the hill and join other enthusiastic kids as our expert staff lead a variety of wintry adventures throughout our 40-acre preserve and celebrate the holiday season in true NCNC fashion as nature intended.
Dates: 
12/17/2018
12/18/2018
12/19/2018
9:00am – 12:00pm Optional Lunch Bunch from 12:00pm-1:00pm
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Location:

144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT, 06840
United States

Phone:

(203) 966-9577 x1020

Santa's Railyard at the Danbury Railway Museum

Ride a vintage train to Santa's toyland! Includes: Train ride in our railyard, Free gift for children, Visit with Santa in Toyland, Exhibits in restored 1903 station and railyard, operating layouts, and displays, Coloring station, temporary tattoos, and more!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
varies, see below
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Location:

120 White Street
Danbury, CT, 06813
United States

Phone:

203-778-8337

Train Show at Greenburgh Nature Center

Yonkers Model Railroad Club presents a display of model trains. Members of the club will be on-site to answer questions. Fee: Members Free, Non-members Adults $10, Seniors/Students $9, Children (ages 2-12) $8, Children under 2 Free. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
10 am - 4 pm
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Location:

99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY, 10583
United States

Phone:

914-723-3470

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Warner Theatre

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Ever since it first appeared on television in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a staple of the holiday season in America. It’s funny how a simple premise can resonate through the generations, but it is and will remain symbolic of how the quest for the best gifts or prettiest tree often distracts us from the important things during the festive period.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
1 and 4 pm
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Organization:

Warner Theatre

Location:

68 Main st.
Torrington, CT, 06790
United States

Phone:

860-489-7180

A Magical Cirque Christmas at The Palace

A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A Magical Cirque Christmas has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols with incredible live musicians on stage. Be transported to the golden age of entertainment by the mind-blowing talents, stunning costumes, comedy and more.
Dates: 
12/22/2018
8 PM
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Location:

61 Atlantic Street Palace Theater
Stamford, CT, 06901
United States

Phone:

(203) 325-4466 (Box Office)

Winter Hike Up Apple Hill

Before you wrap the presents, before you scurry out to finish up your last minute holiday “to do” list, why not spend an hour in nature, drinking outlandishly good hot chocolate and eating a tasty homemade scone at the pinnacle of glorious Apple Hill? This is what folks in these parts refer to as “comfort and joy”! 8:00 am, Meet at the Apple Hill Trailhead off East Shore Road. Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00. You must pre-register by calling 860-567-0857.
Dates: 
12/22/2018
8 am
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Location:

80 Whitehall Rd PO Box 368
Litchfield, CT, 06759
United States

Phone:

8605670857

Mystery Animal Meet & Greet

Did you know that White Memorial has a variety of live education animals just waiting to meet YOU? Join us on Wednesdays in December in the Museum for your chance to get up close and personal with one of our animal ambassadors. Will it be Corny the Corn Snake, Shakespeare the Barred Owl, Sally the Salamander, or some other mystery creature? Come and find out! 4pm. Members: FREE, Non-members: Free with cost of Museum admission.
Dates: 
12/19/2018
4 pm
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Location:

80 Whitehall Rd PO Box 368
Litchfield, CT, 06759
United States

Phone:

8605670857

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights at the CT Trolley Museum

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540

Noon Years Eve Jump at Pump It Up of Norwalk

Come end the year just right by joining us for our BIGGEST PARTY OF THE YEAR! Noon-Years-Eve celebration! We will have hats and noise makers, glow eperience, games, live DJ, balloon drop, face painting, special guest, pizza & drinks and so much more!!
Dates: 
12/31/2018
10:30 am-12:30 pm or 12:30 pm-2:30 pm or 2:30 pm-4:30 pm
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Organization:

Pump It Up of Norwalk

Location:

145 Main Street
Norwalk, CT, 06851
United States

Phone:

(203) 838-5867

Nutcracker at Warner Theatre

Enjoy yourself this yuletide season as you travel with young Clara to the enchanted Land of Sweets. Delighting audiences young and old, this holiday favorite brings to life toy soldiers and dueling mice, princesses and sugarplums – a delicious treat for the child in all of us performed one of the most respected classical ballet conservatory in America.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
15th at 2 and 7 pm; 16th at 2 pm
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Organization:

Warner Theatre

Location:

68 Main st.
Torrington, CT, 06790
United States

Phone:

860-489-7180

Winter Wonderland at New Canaan Nature Center

Come and be transported into a whole new world as the New Canaan Nature Center transforms into a Winter Wonderland filled with fun and exciting winter holiday activities for the entire family.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
11:00am – 2:00pm
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Location:

144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT, 06840
United States

Phone:

(203) 966-9577

Holiday Break Camp at Westmoreland Sanctuary

The holidays are a great time of the year, but we hope to make it even better for your child. Have them take a break from their newly acquired toys and games and bring them to Westmoreland for some nature-based learning and fun. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Open to all ages
Dates: 
12/27/2018
12/28/2018
12/29/2018
9 am - 3 pm
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Location:

260 Chestnut Ridge Road
Mount Kisco, NY, 10549
United States

Phone:

914-666-8448

The New Haven Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah

Hallelujah! The NHSO and Christ Church Choir celebrate the holiday season with Handel’s beloved vocal masterpiece, Messiah.
Dates: 
12/20/2018
7:30 pm
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Location:

4 Hamilton Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
United States

Phone:

1 203-865-0831 Ext 20

Art Explorers at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Students learn to express their creativity using varied art methods and materials to create personal works of art inspired by Museum pieces. Explore a different area of the collection with new projects each week. Art Explorers is led by artist Suzy Jorsey Balay, who received her B.F.A. from Paier College of Art. Suzy is a fiber artist who spins wool by hand, knits, and sews. She has been a dedicated teacher of Art Explorers for a number of years and continues to create engaging lessons for children.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/22/2018
12/29/2018
10:30 - 12 p.m.
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Location:

56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT, 06052
United States

Phone:

860.229.0257

Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport!

Join us 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 the world and broaden our point of view to better understand our place within it.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
12/15/2018
12/21/2018
varies, see below
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Organization:

Mystic Seaport

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-5322

Santa’s Trolley Winter Wonderland

Take a ride into the past at The Shore Line Trolley Museum and have your children visit with Santa! Inspect our antique trolleys decorated for the holidays. Enjoy a complimentary cookie and hot chocolate. Check out our model train layout. Bring the whole family and the camera! All children receive a small gift from Santa. You don’t want to miss getting a picture of your little ones with Santa. In the evening the museum transforms itself into a wonderland of festive holiday lights. Many of the trolleys, buildings and sites in the yard area have been decorated for the holidays adding a wonderful soft glow reminding you of Christmas’ past. Start a new tradition your family will never forget!
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
FIRST TROLLEY TO SANTA’S WONDERLAND LEAVES AT 11AM – LAST TROLLEY LEAVES AT 4:30PM
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Location:

17 River Street
East Haven , CT, 06512
United States

Phone:

(203) 467-6927

DECEMBER ASTRONOMY - WINTER SOLSTICE at The Discovery Center at Ridgefield

Seven days after the new moon is the first quarter moon. It is 50% illuminated and appears directly overhead at sunset. It occurs when the moon is one quarter of the way through its orbit around the earth, hence its name! It is a one day event and in the days that follow it enters a Waxing Gibbous phase, growing into a full moon on December 22.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
6:30 pm
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Location:

New Pond Farm, Redding, CT
101 Marchant Road
West Redding, CT, 06896
United States

Phone:

203-438-1063

Family Winter Fun Day

Families enjoy hands-on nature activities and winter fun together.
Dates: 
12/27/2018
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Location:

Family Winter Fun Day
2325 Burr Street
Fairfield, CT, 06824
United States

Phone:

203-259-6305, x109

Winter Solstice Full Moon Family Night Hike at Roaring Brook Nature Center!

Winter is Coming! Bundle up and join us for a guided woodland hike under the almost full moon to celebrate the Winter Solstice. This month’s moon is known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.
Dates: 
12/21/2018
7 pm - 8:15 pm
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Location:

70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT, 06019
United States

Phone:

860-693-0263

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY WITH SANTA

Join us for some holiday cheer, and to take the classic photos you enjoy every year! The highlight of the party will be your little ones visit with Santa, set against the backdrop of a full-size Christmas tree nestled within our historic home. When there’s a line, adults will find plenty of chairs, and toddlers will have some little things to keep them occupied, including holiday cookies and juice.
Dates: 
12/14/2018
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Location:

274 Middlesex Rd
Darien, Connecticut , CT, 06820
United States

Phone:

203-655-9050

Connecticut Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker' at The Palace

Connecticut Ballet’s annual production is a staple of holiday entertainment in our region. Join Clara Stahlbaum as she travels with her Uncle Drosselmeyer thru the Land of the Snowflakes to the Land of the Sweets and back. Along the way, she meets exciting characters danced by the professional corps de ballets and finally, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Her Cavalier danced by guest stars from American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
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Location:

The Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT, 06901
United States

Phone:

(203) 325-4466

The New Haven Symphony presents Holiday Extravaganza

Connecticut’s Holiday tradition is back… and this year Conductor Chelsea Tipton is pulling out all the stops in honor of the NHSO’s 125th Anniversary.
Dates: 
12/15/2018
12/16/2018
December 15 • 2:30 pm December 16 • 3:00 pm
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Location:

4 Hamilton Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
United States

Phone:

1 203-865-0831 Ext 20

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE at Queens County Farm Museum

Warm up by the fireplaces of the decorated Adriance Farmhouse at this celebrated annual event. Take a tour of this historic landmark building and enjoy seasonal kids' crafts and hot mulled cider throughout the afternoon!
Dates: 
12/26/2018
12/27/2018
12/28/2018
12 pm – 4 pm
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Location:

73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY, 11004-1129
United States

Phone:

(718) 347-3276

KATONAH ART CENTER OPEN HOUSE

All ages! Come create art with us, and meet our instructors on Jan. 5th from 1:30-3:30pm! Light refreshments will be served. New Location in 40 Radio Circle Mt. Kisco!
Dates: 
01/05/2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Organization:

Katonah Art Center

Location:

40 Radio Circle Drive
Mt Kisco, NY, 10549
United States

Phone:

9142324843