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Dates: 
01/15/2018

Location:

472 River Road
Shelton, CT, 06484
United States

Phone:

(203) 919-1153
Time: 
Half Day AM: 9 AM - 12 Noon ($35) Half Day PM: 1 PM - 4 PM ($35) Full Day: 9 AM - 3 PM ($55) Or Teen Drop In: 10 - 12 PM 0r 1 - 3 PM ( $25 )

MLK Day Camp

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with us! The focus of this day's crafts will be about colors and cultures centering around Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. principals. Each day offers canvas art and a choice of crafts.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA, 01566
United States

Phone:

508-347-0363
Time: 
3-8 pm

Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village

Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet Father Christmas and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!).
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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
12/20/2017

Location:

One Blachley Road
Stamford, CT, 06902
United States

Phone:

203-989-1100
Time: 
8:45AM - 3:45PM

Sports Academy School Break Camp

Looking for something to do while your child is off from school? Chelsea Piers offers an unparalleled sports experience that is both fun and enriching.
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Dates: 
12/28/2017

Location:

227 South Main St.
West Hartford, CT, 06107
United States

Phone:

(860) 521-5362
Time: 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Gingerbread House Workshop

If you missed our 11th annual gingerbread house workshop earlier this month, this is your chance to construct your own masterpiece using homemade gingerbread, fresh icing, and delicious candies.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017
12/23/2017

Organization:

Mystic Aquarium

Location:

55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT, 06355-1997
United States

Phone:

860.572.5955
Time: 
11 am- 3 pm

Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends at Mystic Aquarium

His shiny red nose has been spotted over Mystic Aquarium and we’re ready to welcome him for weekends during Winterfest!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540
Time: 
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

3475 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT, 06111
United States

Phone:

(860)-760-8100
Time: 
9:00 am and 10:30 am

Breakfast with Santa and Stew’s Costumed Characters

Families are invited to have breakfast with Santa and his friends Wow the Cow, Daphne Duck and Cynthia Chick! A buffet-style breakfast of scrambled eggs, French toast sticks, bacon, sausage, mini-muffins, assorted bagels, and fruit salad will be served.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
Time: 
2 and 7 pm

Location:

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT, 06106
United States

Phone:

860-246-8742 x 317

Holiday Cirque Spectacular with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

There is no better way to celebrate the season than with the magical music of the holidays performed by the HSO, set to astonishing acrobatic feats by members of the renowned Cirque de la Symphonie! Watch these amazing aerialists, contortionists, and gymnasts tumble, soar and dance on and above the stage all while the HSO plays your festive favorites. You will gasp with delight when Hartford’s favorite family concert tradition returns!
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Dates: 
12/26/2017
12/27/2017
12/28/2017

Organization:

Mystic Seaport

Location:

75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860.572.0711.
Time: 
10 am - 4 pm

Holiday Magic at Mystic Seaport!

The presents are unwrapped and the kids are home. What to do? Visit Mystic Seaport for Holiday Magic! Explore the Museum’s 19th-century seafaring village, historic vessels, & maritime exhibits. Take part in special activities, workshops, & programs!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017
Time: 
10:00 am - 8:00 pm depending on the activity chosen

Location:

Bushnell Park
Bisected by Trinity Street, between Jewell/Ford and Elm
Hartford, CT, 06103
United States

Phone:

(860) 728-2265

Winterfest Hartford

Winterfest Hartford brings holiday magic to the capitol city.
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Dates: 
12/26/2017

Organization:

Catalyst Art Studio

Location:

88 Center Street
Wallingford, CT, 06492
United States

Phone:

(203) 265-3577
Time: 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter Break Art Camp

Winner of the 2017 Reader's Choice Award! We offer an excellent art camp to children 5+ One project will be completed in the AM and PM. Space is limited.
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017

Location:

915 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT, 06517
United States

Phone:

(203) 777-1833
Time: 
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Holiday Programs 2017

Holiday Programs 2017
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Dates: 
01/13/2018
01/16/2018
01/17/2018

Location:

Curtain Call in Stamford
1349 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT, 06905
United States

Phone:

203-329-8207 x16
Time: 
Times vary - see our website for details

Winter 2018 Classes

Stamford, Connecticut's longest-running, and only non-profit, theatre-producing organization offers year-round classes and educational programs in theatre arts for young and old.
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017

Organization:

Insports

Location:

29 Trefoil Drive
Trumbull, CT, 06611
United States

Phone:

2032681214
Time: 
9:00A.M.-12:00P.M.

Christmas Break Girls Lacrosse Camp

Come receive the states absolute best lacrosse instruction provided by Nor'Easter Lacrosse! Spots are limited so be sure to sign up today!
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Dates: 
12/31/2017

Location:

1 Pleasant Street
Bristol, CT, 06010
United States

Phone:

8603141400
Time: 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrations Around the World

Join us for our annual New Year's Eve Celebration!
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Dates: 
12/28/2017
12/29/2017
12/30/2017

Organization:

Dinosaur State Park

Location:

400 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT, 06067
United States

Phone:

(860) 529-8423
Time: 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Vacation Week

Activities include animal programs, track talks, films and craft activities. The Friends of Dinosaur Park and Arboretum will sponsor a special live animal program on Thursday, December 28 called Ancient reptiles. This 45 minute program will feature live crocodilians and turtles. Attendance is limited to 100 visitors – tickets are available free with admission on a first-come, first-served basis at 9:00 on the day of the show.”
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/19/2017

Location:

3475 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT, 06111
United States

Phone:

(860)-760-8100
Time: 
Friday, December 15, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 p.m

Stew’s Famous Holiday Cookie Workshop for Kids

Let’s get our holiday baking on at Stew’s! Each child will get to roll, bake, and decorate four kinds of cookie dough to take home. On the menu: candy cane sugar cookies, chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, Christmas cookie bars, and traditional gingerbread cookies.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017
Time: 
5 - 9 pm (Sun - Thurs); 5 - 10 pm (Fri, Sat)

Location:

Lighthouse Point Park
2 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT, 06512
United States

Phone:

203.777.2000 x228

Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Point Park

Come drive through New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park as over 100,00 bulbs light up the night sky! Fantasy of Lights features over 60 animated light displays, including LED bulb displays for extra vibrant attractions. Want to really bring the lights to life? We offer 3D glasses to enhance your viewing experience! Enjoy a scenic drive through our winter wonderland, complete with a special radio broadcast. So whether it’s your first year or a holiday tradition, head to Lighthouse Point Park for Goodwill of Southern New England’s Fantasy of Lights!
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017

Location:

67 Main St
Essex, CT, 06426
United States

Phone:

(860) 767-8269
Time: 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Winter Vacation Workshops

Winter Vacation Workshops for Kids! Join us over Christmas Vacation Week for three mornings of creative fun!
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

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

Phone:

(203) 325-4466 (Box Office)
Time: 
Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Connecticut Ballet's The Nutcracker

Connecticut Ballet's enchanting annual production of The Nutcracker returns to The Palace for four shows on December 16 and 17.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

58 North Road
East Windsor , CT, 06088
United States

Phone:

(860) 627-6540
Time: 
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season.
Learn More