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Cirque Dreams Holidaze @ Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the stage in this awe-inspiring and eyepopping family holiday spectacular. This annual tradition wraps a whimsical, Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into the ultimate holiday gift for the entire family!
Dates: 
12/10/2021
12/11/2021
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Location:

95 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT, 06492
United States

Phone:

203.269.8721

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's

Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s! Advance reservations are required in all locations and can go quickly. Families who visit Santa receive a free 4x6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital video greeting card to share on social media. Additional photo packages are also available for purchase and print instantly in the store.
Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
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Location:

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United States

Phone:

(800)227-7776

Gallery of the Trees 2021 - Canton Historical Museum

The Canton Historical Museum is pleased to announce that it will continue the tradition of inviting local businesses, community organizations, churches, families and individuals to donate a decorated tree the week of Nov. 7-12, and will hold the The Gallery of Trees from November 14th to December 5th this year. Come and help us celebrate our 14th year! View uniquely decorated trees and purchase tickets to win one. Drawing for the trees will be on Sunday, December 5. All proceeds benefit the Canton Historical Museum Building Fund.
Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
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Location:

11 Front Street
Canton, CT, 06019
United States

Phone:

860-693-2793

Holiday Light Fantasia 2021

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. Thanksgiving Night - January 2, 2022! Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm OPEN Christmas Eve, Christmas Night, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!
Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
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

Orange Stars in an Autumn Sky: Online experience

Look Up to the Stars Virtual Astronomy Experiences presents: Orange Stars in an Autumn Sky. Are there really stars the color of a pumpkin? You betcha! Let's explore and see those and other Autumn colors twinkling and glowing in the night sky above, and learn some of the science and folklore behind them. This program is presented online, Oct 4, 2021 - Jan 7, 2022, Mon-Fri, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Eastern Standard Time. It is most appropriate for ages 4-11 and ages 12 - 17. Ages 4 - 11
Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/29/2021
11/30/2021
6:00pm - 6:45pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Olde Mistick Village

The 2021 Holiday Lights Spectacular will begin on Friday, November 19th. The Holiday Lights Spectacular returns to Olde Mistick Village! The largest holiday light display in southern New England begins on November 19th and will run through the end of January 2021. Over a half-million lights will decorate the Olde Mystic Village square of shops and restaurants for families and holiday enthusiasts to enjoy. “Olde Mistick Village will continue to be a safe place for families to come and enjoy the holiday season. We are incredibly excited to be hosting another extraordinary lighting display for guests to enjoy while enjoying shopping and a great meal,” said Chris Regan, property manager of Olde Mistick Village. “Over the summer we had thousands of families come and experience the village safely. With this year’s Holiday Lights Spectacular, we wanted our guests to experience the holidays in a way that brings people hope and comfort during these uncertain times.”
Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
5 PM
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Location:

27 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

(860)536-4941

The Wood’s 11th Annual Gingerbread House Festival: “Happy Golden Days”

We are excited to announce that The Friends of Wood Memorial Library & Museum’s Annual Gingerbread House Festival will be back for its 11th Year! The Festival will take place at Wood Memorial Library on Main Street in South Windsor, and rest assured that we will implement any precautionary measures to keep patrons safe.
Dates: 
11/26/2021
11/27/2021
11/28/2021
Thurs and Fri 10am - 7pm; Sat and Sun 10am - 5pm
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Organization:

Wood Memorial Library

Location:

783 Main Street
South Windsor, CT, 06074
United States

Phone:

(860) 289-1783

Blue Black Mitten Run

This festive family 5K tradition is back, welcoming runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to celebrate the season as a community. The 3.1 mile road race winds through West Hartford neighborhoods, lined with homes decorated for the holidays and festive shop windows. Bring the kids to participate in the HMF FitKids run- a ½ mile or one mile dash to Blue Back Square. NEW this year, the race falls in the middle of the 12Ks of Christmas holiday challenge! Use the Mitten Run to earn miles for Day 5 of the 12 day goal – whether tackling the challenge with a team or taking it on solo, participants in the 12Ks can decide their goal and keep motivated this holiday season! Plus, everyone who participates in 12Ks of Christmas and Blue Back Mitten Run will receive $5 in holiday bucks to spend in the Shop!
Dates: 
12/05/2021
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Location:

65 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT, 06107
United States

Phone:

(860) 523-4409

Holiday Carnival at Olde Mistick Village

Join us Saturday, December 4th from 11am to 4pm for our 2021 Holiday Carnival! Carolers, Brass Band playing holiday favorites, Roaming Stilt Walkers & Santa’s Workshop Children’s Gift Store (12-4pm) All proceeds go directly to charity. (Located inside the Meetinghouse).
Dates: 
12/04/2021
11 am - 4 pm
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Location:

27 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT, 06355
United States

Phone:

860-536-4941

Winterfest Parade - Norwich

Join us as we bring back the Winterfest Parade after a year’s COVID hiatus. What better theme than “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
Dates: 
11/28/2021
1 pm
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Location:

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Norwich, CT, 06360
United States

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!
Dates: 
12/11/2021
2 pm and 7 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

860-246-8742 x 317