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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: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/14/2018
varies, see below
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Organization:

Mystic Seaport

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-572-5322

Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions

Festival of Trees & Traditions has become an annual holiday custom for visitors from throughout the state and beyond. Every year community members, artists and organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths to be displayed in the galleries throughout the week. All items are for sale, and profits help fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Purchase a tree or wreath for your home or donate it to a local charity. Public hours for viewing the Festival of Trees & Traditions are 10am–5pm from November 30–December 9, except for Monday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 4 when the museum is closed. Please note: The prices below reflect a $3 fundraising surcharge that is added to all museum admission prices during Festival of Trees & Traditions.
Dates: 
12/05/2018
12/06/2018
12/07/2018
10am–5pm
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Location:

600 Main Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
United States

Phone:

8602782670

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

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

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

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: 
12/07/2018
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540

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

Crack o’ Dawn Owl Prowl

You can do it! Venture out into a cold December morning in search of our native owls with expert Fran Zygmont. We’ll be in search of Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Saw-Whet Owls, and Great Horned Owls. Dress for the weather. Coffee and comestibles will be served beforehand. Optional breakfast at Patty’s après program. 4:00 A.M., Meet at the A. B. Ceder Room. Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00, Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 to register!
Dates: 
12/08/2018
4 am
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Location:

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

Phone:

8605670857

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

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: 
12/05/2018
12/12/2018
12/19/2018
4 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

8605670857

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: 
12/08/2018
12/09/2018
12/15/2018
10 am - 4 pm
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Location:

99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY, 10583
United States

Phone:

914-723-3470