Kids Activities in the Hartford Connecticut Area | Kids Out and About Hartford

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YouthBiz Marketplace

FIND EXQUISITE GIFTS DIRECT FROM YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS The YouthBiz Marketplace is the ultimate buy local experience, and we’re bringing it to you online! Young business owners sell their unique products–all handmade by them. You will find beaded jewelry, greeting cards, bath products, home baked goodies, artwork, and more–unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list!
Dates: 
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
Buy online anytime!
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World AIDS Day 2020 - Unfinished Business

Tune in with us on Friends of Trillium Health's Facebook Live or on RCTV, found on Channel 1301 in Rochester, NY for a fundraiser to benefit Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic! Please join President and CEO, Andrea DeMeo, and Co-Founder and Staff Physician, Dr. Bill Valenti, to honor and celebrate World AIDS Day as we share stories about Trillium Health’s HIV journey and preview a portion of a new play by David Henderson – Unfinished Business, based on Dr. Bill Valenti’s book. The show will be emceed by Mrs. Kasha Davis, a featured contestant on Season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
7 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself!

As we embark on this years holiday season and Rhode Islanders strive to bounce back from the world’s current circumstances, the Rhode Island Museum of Science & Art (RIMOSA) is thrilled to announce that the 2nd Annual Twice as Nice Silent Auction: Give to RIMOSA and Yourself! will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020 thru Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Dates: 
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
8:00AM
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TakeTimeThursday: Holiday Musical Favorites with Tia L. Singleton - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Join us for #TakeTimeThursday as Tia L. Singleton returns to share some popular holiday songs. hear the melodic voice of guest psalmist Tia L. Singleton. Get in the holiday spirit as Ms. Singleton treats us to her varied range and even tone.
Dates: 
12/03/2020
2:30-3:00
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VIRTUAL TREES OF HOPE- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut’s Trees of Hope holiday spectacular is an annual holiday event supporting our mission of providing a “home-away-from-home” to children and their families who are being treated at nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities. Since 1990, Trees of Hope has served as a holiday tradition in Greater New Haven. Typically, this event is open to the public and features over 150 beautiful holiday displays donated and sponsored by individuals, local businesses and community organizations. For the safety and wellbeing of our guests, this year we are going VIRTUAL! All raffle ticket purchases and viewing of the displays will be done solely online. Trees of Hope is our largest fundraising event and therefore, instrumental in securing the funds necessary to support the brave children and families at Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
12/06/2020
12/07/2020
Any time
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Blue Black Mitten Run

This festive family 5K tradition welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to celebrate the season as a community. The 5K winds through West Hartford neighborhoods, lined with homes decorated for the holidays and festive shop windows. All participants receive a holiday themed warm knit beanie. High-fives from Santa, gourmet hot chocolate and holiday cookies await finishers for post-race merriment in Blue Back Square. HMF FitKids: Bring the kids to participate in the HMF FitKids run- a ½ mile or one mile dash to Blue Back Square.
Dates: 
12/06/2020
Start Times vary
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Location:

65 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT, 06107
United States

Phone:

(860) 523-4409

TakeTimeThursday: Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa Everybody! - Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States. Join us as Mr. New-School, Brian Barber, walk us through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and create a hands-on craft using easy to find materials.
Dates: 
12/10/2020
2:30 – 3:15 PM
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Santa Hustle 2020 VIRTUAL

Santa Claus is an incredible man but unfortunately, he can’t be everywhere at once. However, he does want you to be a part of the jolliest race series of the year! So why not run virtually? A virtual Santa Hustle® run can be 3.1, 6.2, 13.1, or 26.2 miles, your choice of location, any duration of time, during the designated dates of December 1 through December 31. Run by yourself or with a group, just get out and have a fun time!
Dates: 
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
12/03/2020
All day.
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Virtual Event: Christmas Around the World with Puppeteer Robin McCahill

Travel around the world with artist and puppeteer, Robin McCahill as she introduces you to the many characters of Christmas in this one hour presentation suitable for kids of all ages! Meet Italy’s “Befana”, a Christmas WITCH. Iceland has twelve Santa’s called Yule Lads with names like Meat Hook, Spoon-Licker, and Door-Slammer. Head off to Eastern Europe for a visit with the very spooky Krampus! Robin will illustrate these characters with handmade puppets. Gerri Griswold will assist with stories and other visuals. You don’t even need to bring your passport! 10:00 a.m, ZOOM.
Dates: 
12/19/2020
10 am - 11:30 pm EASTERN
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Glastonbury Holiday Letters Program

Glastonbury children are invited to write a letter of their holiday wishes to Santa, the Reindeer, the Mensch on the Bench, Frosty the Snowman, or any holiday figure they choose! Letters can be dropped off in the holiday box at the Parks & Recreation entrance of Academy, the main entrance of the Community Center, or mailed to the Parks & Recreation Department. Children will receive a letter back via US Postal Service!
Dates: 
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
anytime
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Location:

2143 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT, 06033
United States

Phone:

860.652.7697

Wee Wednesdays - Virtual! At Main Street Children's Museum

Join us virtually on Facebook Live for Wee Wednesdays where children and their caregivers will sing and wiggle around with us, listen to fun books and participate in activities. Designed for early learners and families with children ages 4 and younger.
Dates: 
12/02/2020
12/09/2020
12/16/2020
10:00-10:30AM
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The Wood’s 10th Annual Gingerbread House Festival: “A Picture Perfect Holiday”

We are excited to announce that The Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum’s Annual Gingerbread House Festival will be coming back for its 10th Year! The Wood is committed to keeping this “can’t miss” community event available to the public during the festive holiday season and have partnered up with The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk to be able to provide a safe environment for patrons to enjoy the Gingerbread House display. Celebrate “A Picture Perfect Holiday” this year as gingerbread houses create colorful holiday window displays all throughout The Promenade Shops Evergreen Walk providing a safe and enjoyable event for the whole family. The windows displays at Evergreen Walk will provide the perfect venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful décor that patrons can enjoy while practicing social distancing and safe covid-19 precautions.
Dates: 
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
During Regular shopping hours
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Location:

THE PROMENADE SHOPS AT EVERGREEN WALK
501 Evergreen Way
South Windsor, CT, 06074
United States

Phone:

(860) 289-1783

New Year’s Eve Musical Celebration at Cal Performances

Join the artists who have made the Cal Performances at Home season possible for a celebratory evening of exclusive performances recorded especially for the occasion. Soloists, recitalists, jazz artists, and chamber ensembles featured in our fall online streaming series have each contributed a special musical selection to help our audiences usher in 2021 in style. (And really… who doesn’t want to say goodbye to 2020?!) All performers have carefully chosen their program, with the aim of sharing works that convey the joy, hope, warmth, and spirit of the holidays. We invite you to close out the year among friends—with familiar faces from our extraordinary artist roster, in transcendent performances that promise to remind us of the power of the arts to uplift and connect us even in the most trying of times.
Dates: 
12/31/2020
11 PM EST – 2 AM EST
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Make a Holiday Elf House - free virtual workshop

Make a home for an Elf family. Decorate it for the holidays. Fun and interactive workshop on the Zoom platform. Recommended for ages 5 and up.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
4:00pm - 5:15pm
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JOY AROUND THE WORLD: Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunts

PUT MORE HO-HO-HO IN YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY! This December, gather your group around the Zoom yule log to play one of our fun, fascinating, fast-paced, and definitely festive virtual holiday scavenger hunts. On teams, you’ll use our desktop app to explore websites around the world that reveal holiday traditions, scenic places, and pop culture favorites. Your quest: answers to tricky, humorous questions. You’ll feel like you’re sight-seeing from Santa’s sleigh. A Kids Edition is also available, perfect for family gatherings and online classroom games.
Dates: 
12/12/2020
12/19/2020
See website for details.
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AMERICAN EAGLE FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION'S MAGIC OF LIGHTS (Nov 13- Jan 2)

DRIVE-THROUGH HOLIDAY LIGHTS EXPERIENCE Open 7 Days Mon-Thu 5:00p-10:00p Fri-Su 5:00p-11p A happy holiday experience for people of all ages-families, couples, friends, social-and work groups! Enjoy Magic of Lights from the comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path. At every turn, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays that bring your favorite holiday themes and characters to life.
Dates: 
11/29/2020
11/30/2020
12/01/2020
7 pm- 11 pm - Purchase tickets in advance
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Location:

95 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT, 06492
United States

Phone:

203.269.8721

Holiday Light Fantasia 2020

Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season's destination. The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights. Whimsical holiday scenes, familiar characters and local tributes shine bright in larger-than-life lighted scenes and 200 individual displays.  Lighted animations celebrate not only Christmas, but Hanukkah, New Years and Three Kings Day. NEW SCHEDULE FOR 2020! Thanksgiving Night - January 3, 2021! Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm OPEN Christmas Eve, Christmas Night, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!
Dates: 
11/29/2020
12/03/2020
12/04/2020
Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Location:

1130 Maple Ave Hartford's Goodwin Park
Hartford, CT, 06114
United States

Phone:

860-742-2267 x120

Visit the Hispanic Society Museum & Library VIRTUALLY - Dec 1 at 6pm Eastern from Danbury Library

Take a live, virtual, and interactive journey through history with the Hispanic Society Museum & Library! Explore the museum’s collections of objects, indigenous art, and maps as we travel through the Ages of Discovery and Exploration from the 1500s all the way through today. Then create your own masterpiece! All you need is paper and a pencil! Free! For all ages. Registration required to receive a zoom invitation. Please note, this is a LIVE event presented on Zoom. Details will be sent to the email provided during registration.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
6pm EDT / 5pm CDT / 4pm MDT / 3pm PDT / 2pm AKDT
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