Connecticut Christmas : Christmas Celebrations in Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut southern most state in the northeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south.

Hartford is the capital while Bridgeport is the largest city of Connecticut.

Other big cities and towns in Connecticut include – Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Greenwich, Bristol, etc.

Some of the popular tourist destinations in Connecticut include – Lake Mcdonough, the Connecticut River, Thames River, etc.

Christmas Celebrations in Connecticut (CT) :

Hartford Festival of Light

The main Christmas celebrations in Connecticut takes place in Hartford where since 1963, the Hartford Festival of Light, every Christmas transform Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford into a holiday wonderland. There are more then 250,000 lights that light up each night of the festival until Three Kings Day which falls on January 6.

Holiday Light Fantasia in Goodwin Park in Hartford

You can also visit the “Holiday Light Fantasia” in Goodwin Park in Hartford, which is two mile drive featuring lighted animations that celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year’s and Three Kings Day – basically a wonderland of more than one million lights!

You can also visit the annual Holiday Shopping Fair which takes place in 2nd week of December at the Old State House in Hartford, which exclusively features Connecticut made products.

If you’re looking for more outdoor winter fun, you can enjoy free ice skating all month long in Bushnell Park during Winterfest Hartford.

You can also visit the “Christmas at Mystic Seaport” – a holiday event which includes the annual Lantern Light Tours, community carol sing, and the year-end Holiday Magic show under the Planetarium dome.

Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Park - New Haven

In New Haven, you can visit the “Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Park” – an annual spectacular on New Haven harbor allowing visitors to drive through an enchanting land of more than 200,000 lights.

Bethlehem Christmas Town Festival

In Bethlehem, Connecticut, you can take a visit of the annual Christmas Town Festival which features more than 70 art and craft exhibitors in seven building, hay rides, strolling carolers, entertainment and food. Visit the post office to mail your Christmas cards with the special Christmas Cache.

In Bridgeport, you can visit the Bridgeport PAL Christmas Village in December.

You can also abroad the “North Pole Express” special Christmas train for a visit with Santa, story readings, sing alongs, hot chocolate and more, beginning in late November and continuing throughout the holidays.

You can also visit “Magic of Christmas at Florence Griswold Museum” holiday event at the stately mansion in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

In East Windsor, you can enjoy a open trolley ride at the “Winterfest Tunnel of Lights at Connecticut Trolley Museum” and join your motorman in singing traditional Christmas carols as you travel down the track.

Connecticut is also home to Christmas Tree Farms which allow for you choose and you cut, Christmas trees – you choose and we cut, Living Christmas trees (to plant later), etc.

We wish all readers Merry Christmas 2017 & Happy New Year 2018 !!!