Guide: Holiday Events in Connecticut
Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? Whether it is a tree or menorah lighting or a winter festival, here is a guide to some fun, holiday events. Check before heading out, as times and dates are subject to change.
NOTE: All events are subject to change. COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines are mandated - including masks and social distancing.
Nov. 27 - Dec. 3
Reindeer on the Rails
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
1 Railroad Ave, Essex
More information: A safe, socially distanced, family excursion as you board our train for a 1-hour journey through the lower CT River Valley.
A Christmas Carol
Dec. 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7 p.m.
Dec. 6, 13, 20 at 2 p.m.
Dec. 11-12 at 7 p.m.
Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.
Location: Thomaston Opera House
158 Main St., Thomaston, CT
Nov. 27 - Dec. 23
Christmas at Fairview Tree Farm - Santa Hayrides
Location: 2 Sawmill City Road, Shelton, CT 06484
Open 7 Days A Week
10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays Until 7 p.m. Under The Lights!
Santa Every Weekend! 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Hayride Every Weekend! 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 27 - Dec. 27
Trolly Museum Winterfest and Tunnel of Lights
Phone: (860) 627-6540
Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road, East Windsor
Times: Check website for various times
More information: Heated closed trolleys through the Tunnel of Lights
Nov. 28 - Dec. 22
Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village
Location: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North St., Greenwich, CT
Time: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays
Breakfast with Santa at Lyman Orchards
1742 Pub & Grill, located at Lyman Orchards Golf Course
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield
Phone: (860) 349-6033
Time: 10 a.m.
Info: All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage breakfast that includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus along with a horse drawn carriage or sleigh ride.
Dec. 4-Dec. 20
A Center Stage Christmas
Time: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. – Dec. 4 through Dec. 19
Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Center Stage Shelton, 54 Grove St., Shelton, CT
A Christmas Carol
Dec. 18, 19 at 7 p.m.
Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.
Location: Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT
Virtual performance available to view through Jan. 3
The Nutcracker a Tale Retold
More information: Connecticut Dance School will be performing a re-imagined digital version of its holiday classic The Nutcracker, entitled The Nutcracker, a Tale Retold. This half-hour virtual production is narrated by award-winning actor, director and Broadway star James Naughton, and features twirling snowflakes, a Mouse King and a magical Sugar Plum Fairy. Over 100 CDS students from all over Fairfield County perform. Tickets: $20 per household.
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