Christmas in Connecticut

  • Step into Christmas past at the Mystic Seaport in December. Enjoy an evening of holiday charm and drama on the famous Lantern Light Tour.
  • Drive north on scenic Rte. 169 on Rte. 6 and Wright’s Farm and the Silo Christmas Shop in Canterbury.
  • Wind your way to Tolland and find a Colonial tavern transformed by holiday spirit, Victorian style at the Hicks-Stearns Museum.
  • Round-out your getaway in Cheshire where you can take in the winter sights with a bird’s-eye view at the Beaver Brook Hot Air Balloon Company. An awesome gift for yourself!

DRIVING TIP: Approximate driving distance between furthest points (1 & 4) is 99 miles.

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport – The Museum of America and the Sea, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Climb aboard historic tall ships, stroll through a re-created 19th-century coastal village, discover stars in the planetarium, see a working preservation shipyard in action, explore exhilarating exhibits, marvel at gardens, daily demonstrations of maritime trades.

Wright’s Mill Farm

A 250-acre farm with sports facilities, hiking trails, brooks, ponds, five antique water-powered mill sites; horse, carriage and wagon rides; pumpkin hunt hayride, Silo Christmas shop, cut your own Christmas trees. Lodge and seasonal pavilion for special occasions.

Hicks-Stearns Museum

Colonial tavern transformed into Victorian style. Summer lawn concerts, fall Victorian lantern tour, Victorian Christmas celebration, gift shop.

Beaver Brook Hot Air Balloon Services

Explore the scenic beauty of Connecticut by balloon. Reservations suggested for fall foliage and winter wonderland flights

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