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Thanksgiving weekend events for CT kids and family fun together.  Slow down and GIVE THANKS – enjoy your family time together and explore some new play activities and  maybe introduce visitors to destinations around our state ! And read how you can give to others in need.

Friday, 11/28 

Yes, it’s the official kick-off to the Christmas season! Rudolph The Musical continues through Sunday at The Bushnell, Hartford.

So Santa  is visiting some of our special places – Stepping Stones Museum with our $5 off coupon! or the Science Center $2 off.   Santa visits the New England Air Museum and The Shore Line Trolley.

Thanksgiving Weekend Events

New England’s biggest display of sweet and spicy Gingerbread Houses can be seen in South Windsor’s Wood Memorial Library and Museum.

Give to a worthwhile educational organization this year when you buy your tree or wreaths at 4H Auer Farm.

Historic homes throughout Connecticut offer Wreathmaking workshops both Friday and Saturday.

It’s not only about shopping! But if it is for you then parents bring the kids to Jump N Jammin for a special Drop and Shop Jump.

Outdoor ice skating and carousel at Winterfest in Bushnell Park, Hartford with free photos with Santa.

In the evening go enjoy a hockey game together at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers with kids free tickets! If you may a day trip of it, first visit the Barnum Museum, open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Or drive through holiday lights in Hartford at Holiday Light Fantasia, or the “silver,” all white Hubbard Park in Meriden.

Events will be added daily this holiday season so use our Event Calendar to find fun when you need it!

Saturday, 11/29

Lantern Light Tours begin at Mystic Seaport, every Saturday and Sunday through December. Experience a New England holiday tradition at Mystic Seaport. Step back in time to Christmas Eve 1876 and meet the residents of the quaint village of Greenmanville. Both young and old will enjoy seasonal delights that include a traditional tavern dance, a horse-drawn carriage ride and the beautiful glow of hundreds of lanterns that light the way. Surprises await you as you share the joys and celebrations of a traditional Victorian Christmas–perhaps St. Nicholas will even pay a visit! Tours last 70 minutes walkingstart at 5 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes.

Plus, Mystic has its  Tree Lighting and Lighted Holiday Boat Parade with decorated vessels (there is no cost to participate).

Sunday, 11/30

Wow — December is here!

A lot of effort is made to give you accurate information but it’s always best to “be safe than sorry” by calling the organization ahead of your visit!

Remember events added daily so check the Kidtivity Events Calendar for more weekend happenings and fun things to do with kids in CT every day of the year.  And read some of our feature posts like Ticket Contests!

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