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It’s the time of year to be merry and bright…together so Weekend Family Events in December ideas are updated weekly for you! Find Winter Solstice celebrations around the region.

Friday, December 18

Skate with Santa at Veterans Memorial Rink then older siblings can stay for Friday Night DJ Skate.

Holiday Light Fantasia 2015 open Friday – Saturday 5 – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 19

Peppa Pig Visits CT at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford first greeting kiddos on the stage at 1:00 then again at 5:00 p.m.

Gingerbread House Workshop at Lyman Allyn Museum

The Nutcracker performed by New England Ballet Company

Last chance for free photos with @santaclaus at Winterfest Hartford. He’ll be at the carousel from noon ’til 3 on Saturday and Sunday.

Santa’s Trolley Winter Wonderland every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas.

Looking for the big guy in the red suit?  Read our Where to Find Santa in CT 2015 post!

Sunday, December 20

Weekly morning ride with Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program – this month support their Holiday Gift Collection for Teen Cyclists – bring a new or like-new cycling item for a teen. All Items collected will be donated in 2016 through CCAP youth program grants.

Are you ready to “fa la la”?  Annual Community Carol Sing at Mystic Seaport for the 60th year – no worries about how you sound … participants are backed by museum carolers and a brass quartet. Then head Downtown in Mystic for Winter Solstice LuminaryWeekend Family Events in December a night of lights, wonder and entertainment on the shortest, but brightest night of the year.

Find more holiday events on our Event Calendar – it changes daily and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter page at, and discover magic on Instagram at

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