Trees in the Rigging at the CT River Museum | Kids Out and About Hartford

Trees in the Rigging at the CT River Museum

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 11/28/2021
Kick off the season in Essex with the annual TREES IN THE RIGGING Boat Parade. Following the Town of Essex Pandemic Task Force guidance, this year’s event will only feature the on-water boat parade. The traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street will be back again once restrictions are lifted within the State of CT. To keep Santa and his elves safe, they will also be part of the on-water parade only. You can still make your own lantern! Click this link – Homemade Lantern Directions and follow the directions! The Connecticut River Museum will be open this evening for all to attend the 28th Annual Holiday Train Show. Our Museum Shop is open for Museum Shop Sunday. Remember that members always receive 10% off in our shop.

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There is no better way to safely distance yourself from crowds than to float in your boat! This is the year to register your boat and be part of the on-water parade! To register your boat for the parade please e-mail Allison Insall at

The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society all proudly sponsor this event.

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67 Main St
Essex, CT, 06426
United States


(860) 767-8269
Contact name: 
Kendall Perkins
The event has already taken place on this date: 
4:30 – 6:30 pm


All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids