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Connecticut Holiday Experience Gift Guide

Gift ideas perfect for the whole family this holiday season!

Find local entertainment experiences plus uniquely made items- please note, this page contains affiliate links.

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Our Favorite Featured Gifts

Gift of Swim Lessons

Treat the kids to a great time- AND help them learn a life saving skill. Goldfish has swim lessons available all over CT.

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Tickets to a Very Special Show!

Frozen The Musical visits The Bushnell Hartford for 2 weeks in February.

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Holiday Cirque Spectacular!

Celebrate the magic of the season on December 16 with incredible HSO music and astonishing acrobatic feats.


Gift Live Entertainment

The gift of entertainment is appreciated now, more than ever. Surprise someone with a Jorgensen Gift Certificate and they get to choose the event.

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Museum Membership

An annual membership gives you the opportunity to visit as much as you want during the year as well as the flexibility to bring different guests with you.

Now 25% Off!

Video Chat with Santa

The ultimate Christmas present for 2023 – Santa Claus! Get your family (and friends) together to talk to Santa LIVE at the North Pole.

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Cool Winter Calendar

Get the whole family involved in planning this year’s adventures with this calendar from byAvanly.

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Glow Hartford!

See Santa, Ride the Train, and Immerse yourself in a Million Holiday Lights. Food, drink, and tons of fun.

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Memory Bears

Made from clothing that you just can’t part with- perfect sentimental holiday gift.

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Snow Much Fun at Powder Ridge

Head over for holiday spirit, learn to ski, tube, or just have a blast in the snow- no matter what temperature!

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Veterans Skate Rink Pass

More winter fun can be had at Veterans Memorial Ice Rink in West Hartford! Skating lessons, DJ Skate Nights, Hockey, and SO MUCH MORE!

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Round up of Craft Fairs

Looking to shop local at even more events? Visit our Round up of Holiday Craft Fairs here!

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Kidtivity Holiday Gift Ideas

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For Animal Lovers:

Museum Memberships:

Not gonna lie- this is one of the BEST THINGS that someone can give us. We can use it all year long, and often they get us into other attractions as well. Gift that keeps on giving!

The Gift of Holiday Magic:

Our grandparents love to do an annual holiday experience gift for us to give the season extra magic. Here are our top picks:

Family Friendly Shows:

For Active Kids:

Class Passes:

These are amazing because kids get to learn a new skill – it becomes such a lasting experiences. Check them out:

Unique CT Experiences:

Connecticut has some great experiences that don’t exist many other places. Some of our favorites: