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Nov
20
Mon
Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Itch to Stitch @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Got the Itch to Stitch? Join us every Monday at 6:30pm in the Small Conference Room for yarn-based camaraderie. All levels of skill and interest welcome. Stop by and see what it’s all about!

Marc Broussard @ The Kate
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Backed by a full band, complete with a horn section and background vocalists, Marc Broussard brings his Bayou Soul to New England! He will pull from his repertoire of fan favorites while peppering in some new material from his most recent release, Easy to Love. He will share and inspire about being an activist, helping the homeless and victims of Hurricane Katrina, and starting his own non-profit organization, The Save Our Soul (SOS) Foundation. On the heels of his first studio album in three years, (released September 15, 2017) Broussard will show The Kate why he’s just so Easy to Love.

Nov
21
Tue
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Mindfulness Meditation @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A meditation in motion led by instructor Kim Langley. Learning this Yang Style Short Form of Tai Chi provides improved strength, balance, and relaxation. Free – No registration. All levels welcome. Chairs are available for seated exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

Nov
22
Wed
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Tai Chi Class @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

A meditation in motion led by instructor Kim Langley. Learning this Yang Style Short Form of Tai Chi provides improved strength, balance, and relaxation. Free – No registration. All levels welcome. Chairs are available for seated exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 22 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Nov
23
Thu
81st Annual Manchester Road Race @ Main St.
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Run or cheer on the runners!! The best race in the CRV on Thanksgiving Day!!!

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Nov
24
Fri
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Holiday Hours @ Pratt House
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Got a house full of guests for the Thanksgiving holidays? Bring them by to usher in the Christmas holiday season by seeing the house all dressed up!!!

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Holiday on Main St. @ Middletown
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:15 pm

A family holiday tradition, has drawn young and old to celebrate the holiday season in downtown Middletown. With a variety of entertainment every week ranging from free horse and wagon rides to Santa Claus, there is certainly something for everyone. Holiday on Main Street is a great opportunity to enjoy the season with friends and family. Come, join the fun!

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Lantern Light Tours @ Mystic Seaport
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each Lantern Light Tour is a 70-minute progressive performance that covers approximately half a mile of uneven terrain (including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs) and is performed in all weather conditions. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the performance, so please wear appropriate footwear and seasonal outerwear.

To provide the best experience for the audience, each tour is limited to 16 people. Performances are appropriate for all ages, though not recommended for children under the age of 4. If a tour is canceled due to inclement weather, tour-goers may transfer their tickets to the snow date.

A Connecticut Christmas Carol @ Terris Theatre
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all-original music, here’s a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.

Jude Johnstone @ Playhouse on Park
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Singer-Songwriter Jude Johnstone performs accompanied by David Mansfield on mandolin, guitar and violin and Tim Ouimette on trumpet.

Rags: An American Musical @ The Goodspeed Opera House
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Shoreline Soup Kitchen Benefit @ The Kate
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

With an emphasis on melody, lyricism and harmony The Ebin-Rose Trio, Carter Gowrie, Leonard Wyeth, Ian Meadows, Lauren Agnelli and special guests will gather for a concert at The Kate to raise funds for The Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries.

The Coconuts @ The Buttonwood Tree
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

New England’s Legendary Comedy Rock Band Johnny Eagle (vocals, blues harp, kazoo, percussion), Joe Beetz (guitar, vocals), Sal Monella (bass guitar, vocals, trumpet

Larry Willis Quintet @ Side Door Jazz Club
Nov 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Larry Willis is an American jazz pianist and composer. He has performed in a wide range of styles, including jazz fusion, rock, bebop and avant-garde.

Nov
25
Sat
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector. The Wadsworth Atheneum will host an international symposium in conjunction with the exhibition to examine and showcase the latest research about Morgan’s collection and how he shaped the identity of the collector in the modern age.

Mr. Gilbert’s Railroad @ Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Classis toy trains produced by New Haven’s A.C. Gilbert Company still run beautifully after 50 years. See them in action at the Eli Whitney Museum’s annual hands-on exhibition of American Flyer Trains. Come run toy trains that your parents and grandparents ran more than 50 years ago and build wooden toy trains to take home.

Holiday Hours @ Pratt House
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Got a house full of guests for the Thanksgiving holidays? Bring them by to usher in the Christmas holiday season by seeing the house all dressed up!!!

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Lantern Light Tours @ Mystic Seaport
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each Lantern Light Tour is a 70-minute progressive performance that covers approximately half a mile of uneven terrain (including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs) and is performed in all weather conditions. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the performance, so please wear appropriate footwear and seasonal outerwear.

To provide the best experience for the audience, each tour is limited to 16 people. Performances are appropriate for all ages, though not recommended for children under the age of 4. If a tour is canceled due to inclement weather, tour-goers may transfer their tickets to the snow date.

A Connecticut Christmas Carol @ Terris Theatre
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all-original music, here’s a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.

Andrew Biagiarelli Trio @ The Buttonwood Tree
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Andrew Biagiarelli is going on tour for the release of his new album! Andrew Biagiarelli spent his early 20s traveling the American West with just a backpack and a guitar. Jamming around bonfires from Alaska to Colorado, he absorbed all the varied influences of his friends on the road. With a sound ranging in style from folk and blues to jazz-infused, his music is as varied as the landscapes of the American West.

Rags: An American Musical @ The Goodspeed Opera House
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Warren Wolf and the Wolfpack @ Side Door Jazz Club
Nov 25 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore,MD. From the young age of three years old, Warren has been trained on the Vibraphone/Marimba, Drums, and Piano. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr., Warren has a deep background in all genres of music.

Nov
26
Sun
Szokpa Festival @ Polish National Home of Hartford
Nov 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Polish Cultural Club will present its 37th Annual Szopka Festival on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Polish National Home, 60 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford, CT. Admission and parking are free, and the venue is handicapped accessible. In addition to the Szopka Competition and prizes, Polish imports and pottery, vintage jewelry, holiday gifts, Polish delicacies, and children’s Szopka coloring page display will be offered.

Christmas Open House and Greenery @ Samuel Smith Farm House
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come see the historic farmstead lit by electric candles, and smell the hanging herbs.

In the barn, you will find Christmas decorations, wreaths, swags, topiaries, burlap bags filled with greens, beeswax hand-dipped candle pairs, framed prints of the Samuel Smith Farmstead pen and ink by Steve Marks-Hamilton, note cards, also with pen and ink by Steve Marks-Hamilton and small tree ornaments, all for a suggested donation.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector. The Wadsworth Atheneum will host an international symposium in conjunction with the exhibition to examine and showcase the latest research about Morgan’s collection and how he shaped the identity of the collector in the modern age.

Gingerbread Lane @ Childrens Museum
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Mr. Gilbert’s Railroad @ Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Classic toy trains produced by New Haven’s A.C. Gilbert Company still run beautifully after 50 years. See them in action at the Eli Whitney Museum’s annual hands-on exhibition of American Flyer Trains. Come run toy trains that your parents and grandparents ran more than 50 years ago and build wooden toy trains to take home.

Hiking: Learn the History @ Cotton Hollow
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Walk off some turkey and learn the history of Cotton Hollow with Glastonbury Historical Society President and local dentist, Brian Chiffer.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Trees in the Rigging Community Carol Sing and Boat Parade @ CT River Museum
Nov 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and a parade of antique cars. The stroll steps off at 4:30 pm at the Essex Town Hall on West Avenue and ends at the Connecticut River Museum with a parade of vessels dressed out in holiday lights and passing in review along the Connecticut River. The best viewing is from the lawn of the Connecticut River Museum at the foot of Main Street. Santa and his elves will arrive by one of the parade boats for visits with children on the lawn of the Museum.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

CT Yuletide Carolers Concert of Carols @ United Methodist Church
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Victorian carolers will fill the winter air with the bright sounds of the season, singing traditional and contemporary holiday music a capella in four-part harmony to bring holiday cheer to young and old alike. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Nov
27
Mon
Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Nov 27 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Itch to Stitch @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Nov 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Got the Itch to Stitch? Join us every Monday at 6:30pm in the Small Conference Room for yarn-based camaraderie. All levels of skill and interest welcome. Stop by and see what it’s all about!

Nov
28
Tue
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Mindfulness Meditation @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A meditation in motion led by instructor Kim Langley. Learning this Yang Style Short Form of Tai Chi provides improved strength, balance, and relaxation. Free – No registration. All levels welcome. Chairs are available for seated exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Nov
29
Wed
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Tai Chi Class @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Nov 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

A meditation in motion led by instructor Kim Langley. Learning this Yang Style Short Form of Tai Chi provides improved strength, balance, and relaxation. Free – No registration. All levels welcome. Chairs are available for seated exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Running the Coast 1000 Miles with the Striped Bass Migration @ Stony Creek Brewery
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by @Film Festival 4 Veterans to benefit Veterans and Conservation with Raffles and Give Aways!!!!

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Nov
30
Thu
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Running the Coast 1000 Miles with the Striped Bass Migration @ Stony Creek Brewery
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Presented by @Film Festival 4 Veterans to benefit Veterans and Conservation with Raffles and Give Aways!!!!

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Eric Mintel Quartet @ The Buttonwood Tree
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

From the White House to the Kennedy Center to the United Nations and beyond, the Eric Mintel Quartet has been thrilling audience of all ages with their electrifying Jazz for over 25 years. Come see them live November 30th when they kick off the holiday season with a Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Playing the music of Vince Guaraldi for the Charlie Brown cartoon, and some original tunes

Dec
1
Fri
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Girl Within Luncheon @ CT Convention Center
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Regina Louise, author of “Somebody’s Someone” will be the main speaker at this luncheon to benefit the Village for Children and Families, to support programs for at risk girls and young women in the Hartford area.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Firelight Festival @ Henry Whitfield State Museum
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of festive luminaria, outdoor fires, popcorn, roasted marshmallows, hot chocolate, hot cider, Connecticut’s oldest house after dark, the Holidaze display, natural holiday ornaments crafts, and a reading of The Night Before Christmas.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Lantern Light Tours @ Mystic Seaport
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each Lantern Light Tour is a 70-minute progressive performance that covers approximately half a mile of uneven terrain (including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs) and is performed in all weather conditions. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the performance, so please wear appropriate footwear and seasonal outerwear.

To provide the best experience for the audience, each tour is limited to 16 people. Performances are appropriate for all ages, though not recommended for children under the age of 4. If a tour is canceled due to inclement weather, tour-goers may transfer their tickets to the snow date.

A Connecticut Christmas Carol @ Terris Theatre
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all-original music, here’s a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Rags: An American Musical @ The Goodspeed Opera House
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Dec
2
Sat
Archaeology Hike in the Preserve @ Ingham Hill Road
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Preserve from the perspective of archaeologists Nicholas Bellantoni and Lucianne Lavin. Learn the secrets of past lifeways and land use. Weather permitting.

Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Holiday Open House And Market @ Dudley Farm Museum
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Step back in time and visit the 1844 Dudley Farmhouse and Museum for cookies, carols and merryment and browse through the two floors of the 1890 Munger Barn to purchase those special homegrown and handmade artismal gifts presented by more than 30 local vendors. See Father Christmas, listen to the dulcimer, and experience the hospitality of a 19th century Connecticut farm.

The Dudley Farm, home to the Dudley family for nearly 300 years, is located on 10 picturesque acres. The barns, outbuildings and animals are representative of the period and give a unique glimpse into life and work on a family farm. Our chickens, sheep and oxen are part of our daily chores, while period flower and herb gardens, pastures, meadows and woods evoke a gentle sens of the past. We invite you to visit us “down on the farm!”

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Hill-Stead Holiday Boutique @ Hill-Stead Museum
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Find unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and artisans at Hill-Stead’s Holiday Boutique.

More than 25 selected vendors present fine art, hand-made clothing, jewelry, home goods, gourmet food, pet items, and more.
Get into the holiday spirit with delicious spiced wine, cider and gourmet food truck fare.
Children’s tours and crafts plus a visit from Santa on Sunday!

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector. The Wadsworth Atheneum will host an international symposium in conjunction with the exhibition to examine and showcase the latest research about Morgan’s collection and how he shaped the identity of the collector in the modern age.

Mr. Gilbert’s Railroad @ Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Classis toy trains produced by New Haven’s A.C. Gilbert Company still run beautifully after 50 years. See them in action at the Eli Whitney Museum’s annual hands-on exhibition of American Flyer Trains. Come run toy trains that your parents and grandparents ran more than 50 years ago and build wooden toy trains to take home.

Worth Tasting @ Foodie Walking Tour
Dec 2 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

I invite you to come on a culinary walking tour. We stop in at nine different restaurants and eateries throughout Downtown New Haven. It’s an event that allows you to get a unique perspective on the food culture of New Haven. $64. ticket price.

Poetry Circle Monthly Meeting @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all poetry lovers! On the first Saturday of every month, join us for a casual gathering to read, hear, and discuss original poetry. All styles, levels, and ages welcome. A selection of hot teas will be provided. Pieces that relate to the theme of the month are encouraged but not required. The theme for July is: WATER.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Home for the Holidays @ Phelps-Hatheway House
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Experience the season’s splendor at the Phelps-Hatheway House decorated by the Suffield Garden Club. Children’s activities throughout the weekend. Light refreshments served.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Ivoryton Illuminations @ Ivoryton Green
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Looking for a different way to celebrate Christmas? Then head down to Ivoryton for the Eighth Annual Ivoryton Illuminations. The entire village of Ivoryton will be participating in this Holiday Extravaganza with carol singing, Santa’s Grotto, a Holiday Bazaar, iCRV Radio Tours, culminating with the arrival of Santa and the lighting of the states’ largest living Christmas Tree at 6:00pm. Ivoryton will be lighting up the holiday with over 400,000 lights throughout the village!

Lantern Light Tours @ Mystic Seaport
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each Lantern Light Tour is a 70-minute progressive performance that covers approximately half a mile of uneven terrain (including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs) and is performed in all weather conditions. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the performance, so please wear appropriate footwear and seasonal outerwear.

To provide the best experience for the audience, each tour is limited to 16 people. Performances are appropriate for all ages, though not recommended for children under the age of 4. If a tour is canceled due to inclement weather, tour-goers may transfer their tickets to the snow date.

Jeremy Kittel Trio @ North Madison Congregational Church
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jeremy brings his long-time musical companions Josh Pinkham and Quinn Bachand to treat us to a show that we might just need to call “Holiday Blend.” Sounds like a weak coffee with lots of flavoring added, but I’m stuck coming up with an alternative. Yeah, there will be holiday music, but there will also be some fierce Celtic, and some stunning classical. It’s my kind of holiday show, inspiring and uplifting, and of course, brilliantly played.

Murder Mystery: Holiday Cruising Can Kill You! @ Lady Katharine Cruises
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Murder Mystery on the Connecticut River! Scrumptious buffet dinner, singing, dancing, music and great dinner theater.

A Connecticut Christmas Carol @ Terris Theatre
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all-original music, here’s a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Rags: An American Musical @ The Goodspeed Opera House
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show @ The Shubert Theatre
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hailed as “gospel titans” by Rolling Stone, this acclaimed group performs signature vocal harmonies, new songs and holiday favorites. They will be joined by the Preservation Hall Legacy Horns.
The Blind Boys rose to fame from the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind where the original members met as children. In the seven decades since the group first began singing together, they have transcended barriers of race and genre to become one of the most acclaimed and celebrated groups in modern music, earning five Grammy Awards (plus one for Lifetime Achievement).
With their thrilling vocal harmonies and roof-raising live show, The New York Times said that they “came to epitomize what is known as jubilee singing, a livelier breed of gospel music.”

The Drifters: Holiday Magic @ The Kate
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

With over 100 million sold records to their credit, the one recording that remains a perennial and most consistent best seller is their Christmas classic “White Christmas”. The Drifters add on to their regular show with a potpourri of beloved Christmas songs from Rudolph to their iconic version of Silent Night.

Dec
3
Sun
Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Hill-Stead Holiday Boutique @ Hill-Stead Museum
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Find unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists and artisans at Hill-Stead’s Holiday Boutique.

More than 25 selected vendors present fine art, hand-made clothing, jewelry, home goods, gourmet food, pet items, and more.
Get into the holiday spirit with delicious spiced wine, cider and gourmet food truck fare.
Children’s tours and crafts plus a visit from Santa on Sunday!

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector. The Wadsworth Atheneum will host an international symposium in conjunction with the exhibition to examine and showcase the latest research about Morgan’s collection and how he shaped the identity of the collector in the modern age.

Gingerbread Lane @ Childrens Museum
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Mr. Gilbert’s Railroad @ Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Classic toy trains produced by New Haven’s A.C. Gilbert Company still run beautifully after 50 years. See them in action at the Eli Whitney Museum’s annual hands-on exhibition of American Flyer Trains. Come run toy trains that your parents and grandparents ran more than 50 years ago and build wooden toy trains to take home.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Home for the Holidays @ Phelps-Hatheway House
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Experience the season’s splendor at the Phelps-Hatheway House decorated by the Suffield Garden Club. Children’s activities throughout the weekend. Light refreshments served.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Christmas on the Rocks!
Dec 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Elisabeth Von Trapp @ The Kate
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Elisabeth von Trapp’s earliest memories are the sounds of music. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has performed all over the world.

Elisabeth von Trapp is the granddaughter of Maria von Trapp and Georg Ritter von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. The Trapp Family Singers, which Maria and Georg founded in Austria and brought with them to the United States when they escaped Austria in 1938, included Elisabeth’s father, Werner von Trapp. The Family Singers disbanded in 1957.

Inspired by her father’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of The Trapp Family Singers. Elisabeth began taking piano lessons when she was eight and by the age of sixteen she was playing guitar and traveling the back roads of New England performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and town halls.

Home for the Holidays @ Smith Middle School
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tree Lighting and Parade @ Town Green
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, Ice Carving, Toast S’mores at the firepit, do arts and crafts!!! Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Dec
4
Mon
Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Dec
5
Tue
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Dec
6
Wed
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Dec
7
Thu
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Javanese Gamelan @ World Music Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Consisting mostly of gong- and metallaphone-type instruments, the gamelan is an essential accompaniment to feasts and ceremonies. Beginning students of the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble will present an evening of Javanese music, performing a selection of repertoire for celebratory events, with a prelude by the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play @ Ivoryton Playhouse
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Inspired by the classic American film, It’s a Wonderful Life; It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play premiered in 1996 at Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, Connecticut, and has since been produced around the country to critical acclaim.

Rags: An American Musical @ Goodspeed Opera House
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Dec
8
Fri
Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Lantern Light Tours @ Mystic Seaport
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each Lantern Light Tour is a 70-minute progressive performance that covers approximately half a mile of uneven terrain (including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs) and is performed in all weather conditions. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the performance, so please wear appropriate footwear and seasonal outerwear.

To provide the best experience for the audience, each tour is limited to 16 people. Performances are appropriate for all ages, though not recommended for children under the age of 4. If a tour is canceled due to inclement weather, tour-goers may transfer their tickets to the snow date.

Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play @ Ivoryton Playhouse
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Inspired by the classic American film, It’s a Wonderful Life; It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play premiered in 1996 at Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, Connecticut, and has since been produced around the country to critical acclaim.

A Connecticut Christmas Carol @ Terris Theatre
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all-original music, here’s a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

December Dreams @ The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This December, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents a program of music sure to put you in a festive mood. Tchaikovsky’s selections from The Nutcracker bring to musical life everyone’s favorite holiday tale – young Clara’s dreams of a Nutcracker Prince. William Henry Fry’s Santa Claus (Christmas Symphony) is both a secular and religious celebration of the holiday, complete with a weary traveler, a holiday party and a visit by Father Christmas as the children sleep. Plus, American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concerto makes its Hartford Symphony Orchestra premiere, putting the spotlight on the beauty and grace of the instrument with a playful and shimmering piece. ‘Tis the season!

Rags: An American Musical @ The Goodspeed Opera House
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

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Gingerbread Lane @ The Childrens Museum
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chef Jon Lovitch is the creator of Guinness World record-winning GingerBread Lane. It take Chef Lovitch one full year to conceptualize and finalize each GingerBread Lane exhibit. Each exhibit takes about 1,500 hours to make. This year marks Chef Lovitch’s 24th year creating these elaborate, delicious creations.

GingerBread Lane is made from only “real” edible ingredients: gingerbread, royal icing and candy. The candy comes from 14 countries, Don’t miss this amazing exhibit. It’s only here for a limited time.

Holiday Open House And Market @ Dudley Farm Museum
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Step back in time and visit the 1844 Dudley Farmhouse and Museum for cookies, carols and merryment and browse through the two floors of the 1890 Munger Barn to purchase those special homegrown and handmade artismal gifts presented by more than 30 local vendors. See Father Christmas, listen to the dulcimer, and experience the hospitality of a 19th century Connecticut farm.

The Dudley Farm, home to the Dudley family for nearly 300 years, is located on 10 picturesque acres. The barns, outbuildings and animals are representative of the period and give a unique glimpse into life and work on a family farm. Our chickens, sheep and oxen are part of our daily chores, while period flower and herb gardens, pastures, meadows and woods evoke a gentle sens of the past. We invite you to visit us “down on the farm!”

Artistry: Holiday Shopping @ Guilford Art Center
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

One of a kind, handmade crafts by artisans across the country will be featured, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber, ornaments, accessories, toys, specialty foods and more.

Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas @ Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The “Three Centuries of Christmas” enchanting, historic view of holidays past begins in the Silas Deane House, circa 1770, where New Year’s Day was the main holiday, rather than Christmas, due to the Puritanical customs that lingered in New England. The house reflects the preparations for the Deane’s “New Years’ Day Calling,” when prominent gentlemen in the community would call on the lady of the household. It was also the day when individuals who owed the family money would meet privately with the master of the house to settle their debts or make a New Year’s resolution to provide goods or services to settle their accounts in the coming year.

Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4

Essex Holiday House Tour @ Various Locations
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tour elegant Essex homes decorated for the holidays!! Benefits the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern, CT.

Holiday Train Show @ CT River Museum
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The magic returns to CRM with the 24th Annual Holiday Train Show. This family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors are challenged to find a scavenger list of various objects hidden within the settings while the smaller visitor set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing. The exhibit is a true locomotive extravaganza and a perfect outing for train fans and all who are young at heart.

Morgan: Mind of the Collector @ The Wadsworth Atheneum
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over 20 years traveling the globe gathering the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical, artistic and geographic range. Acting on his father’s wishes, Morgan’s son donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

In fall 2017, the museum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s extraordinary gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector. The Wadsworth Atheneum will host an international symposium in conjunction with the exhibition to examine and showcase the latest research about Morgan’s collection and how he shaped the identity of the collector in the modern age.

Mr. Gilbert’s Railroad @ Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Classis toy trains produced by New Haven’s A.C. Gilbert Company still run beautifully after 50 years. See them in action at the Eli Whitney Museum’s annual hands-on exhibition of American Flyer Trains. Come run toy trains that your parents and grandparents ran more than 50 years ago and build wooden toy trains to take home.

Sasha Rudensky: Acts and Illusions @ Davidson Art Center at Wesleyan University
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more than a decade, Assistant Professor of Art Sasha Rudensky has repeatedly returned to Russia and the post-Soviet territories with her camera. Her photographs track a lost generation that has come of age during the Vladimir Putin era. This exhibition highlights 25 of her meticulously observed and constructed images, which present an unsettling view into contemporary life in the New East.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

Fantasy of Lights @ Lighthouse Point Park
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries’ Fantasy of Lights!

Holiday Light Fantasia @ Goodwin Park
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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.

The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from November 23, 2017 through January 1 2018.

Lantern Light Tours @ Mystic Seaport
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Each Lantern Light Tour is a 70-minute progressive performance that covers approximately half a mile of uneven terrain (including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs) and is performed in all weather conditions. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the performance, so please wear appropriate footwear and seasonal outerwear.

To provide the best experience for the audience, each tour is limited to 16 people. Performances are appropriate for all ages, though not recommended for children under the age of 4. If a tour is canceled due to inclement weather, tour-goers may transfer their tickets to the snow date.

Its A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play @ Ivoryton Playhouse
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Inspired by the classic American film, It’s a Wonderful Life; It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play premiered in 1996 at Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, Connecticut, and has since been produced around the country to critical acclaim.

A Connecticut Christmas Carol @ Terris Theatre
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won’t forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens’ holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette’s Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all-original music, here’s a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season.

Christmas on the Rocks! @ Theaterworks
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hartford’s Twisted Holiday Tradition Returns!
Your favorite kids from Christmas stories—all grown up, shaken, stirred and served with a twist.

It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a parade of surprising guests – children from your favorite Christmas specials and movies – now all grown up. Join them as they pour out their Christmas woes in this delightful parody.

December Dreams @ The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This December, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents a program of music sure to put you in a festive mood. Tchaikovsky’s selections from The Nutcracker bring to musical life everyone’s favorite holiday tale – young Clara’s dreams of a Nutcracker Prince. William Henry Fry’s Santa Claus (Christmas Symphony) is both a secular and religious celebration of the holiday, complete with a weary traveler, a holiday party and a visit by Father Christmas as the children sleep. Plus, American composer Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concerto makes its Hartford Symphony Orchestra premiere, putting the spotlight on the beauty and grace of the instrument with a playful and shimmering piece. ‘Tis the season!

Rags: An American Musical @ The Goodspeed Opera House
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

An American Musical
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.

Dec
10
Sun
Deck the Walls and Newly Elected Artists @ Lyme Art Association
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Lyme Art Association’s annual member show and sale featuring more
than 200 works of art in all themes, sizes and mediums, well priced for
holiday gift giving. Works by newly Elected Artists will be on view in
the Goodman Gallery. Opening Reception on Sunday, November 19, 2 – 4