Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What's Going On This Weekend?

December 12 - Killingworth
Killingworth Lights Spectacular, 18 Wolf Hollow Lane. Come walk through the famous Gorski family lights display. See Santa, enjoy homemade cookies and cocoa, listen to carols, and go on a sleigh ride weather permitting. 4-7 pm. $7.00 per family. www.killingworthwomensorg.org (860) 663-2176

December 12 - Madison
1st Annual Snowflake 5k Charity Fun Run and Kids' Jinglebell Jaunt. Hammonassett State Park, I-95 exit 62. The park's run course is very flat and winds past salt marshes and dunes with spectacular views of Long Island Sound. Charities to be supported will be The CT Food Bank, Madison Arts Barn, ABC House and The Cove. $25 pre-registration/ $30 race day / $5 kids. 9:30 am. Visit us online for more information at www.madisonnewcomersct.com.

December 13 – Trumbull
A Seasonal Celebration in Song & Dance - The Center, 23 Priscilla Place. Performance consisting of a "winter ballet" and holiday music. 1 pm. Admission: $5. (203) 452-5065

December 13 & 20 - Middlefield
Holiday Brunch with Santa. Lyman Homestead, 3 Lyman Rd. Enjoy a special holiday brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the historic Lyman Homestead. Admission. 10 am-2 pm. Reservations required. www.lymanorchards.com (866) 349-6015

And let's not forget about these ongoing December events!

December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 - East Haven
Holiday Lights on the Trolley. Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River Street. Enjoy the holiday lights display while riding a cozy, heated trolley. Admission: Adults $8, seniors $6, children (2-15) $4. 6 9 pm. (203) 467-6927

December 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 - East Haven
Santa on the Trolley. Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St. Ride cozy, heated trolleys to visit Santa and see model train layouts. Each child receives a gift, refreshments, and unlimited rides. 10:30 am -5 pm. $6, children (2-15) $4. (203) 467-6927

Ongoing - February 14 - Essex
Holiday Train Show Exhibit. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St. Features an operating model railroad that is bigger and better than ever and promises to bring out the child in everyone. Admission: Adults $8, seniors $7, children (6-12) $5, under 6 free. Tue.-Sun. 10 AM - 5 PM. www.ctrivermuseum.org 860-767-8269

Ongoing - December 31 - New Haven
Fantasy of Lights. Lighthouse Park, Lighthouse Rd. Drive through an enchanting land of sparkling lights and spectacular holiday light displays. Delights children and adults of all ages. Sun.-Thu. 5 pm - 9 pm, Fri. and Sat. 5 pm -10 pm. Admission: Vehicles $10; mini-bus $25, bus $50. (203) 777-2000

Ongoing - December 24 – New Haven
Celebration of American Crafts Holiday Exhibition. Creative Arts Workshop, 80 Audubon St. Holiday exhibition and sale of fine contemporary crafts by more than 300 artists from across the America. Features glass, pottery, jewelry, fibers, wood furnishings and more. Mon.-Sat. 11 AM-6 PM, Thu. 11 AM- 8 PM, Sun. 1-5 PM, Dec. 24 11 AM-2 PM. Free. 203-562-4927

Ongoing - December 31 - Oakdale
The 12 Dinosaurs of Christmas at The Dinosaur Place, 1650 Hartford New London Tpke (Rte. 85). View dinosaurs in ways unlike any other and spend quality time with the family during the holiday season. 11 AM - 4 PM, weekends only Nov. 27-Dec. 20, daily Dec. 26-31. www.thedinosaurplace.com 860-443-4367

Ongoing - January 10 – Old Lyme
The Magic of Christmas: A Holiday Celebration. Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St. Miss Florence Artist Trees decorated with the work of more than 100 artists from across the country, themed Fantasy Trees, and the historic house decorated for a 1910 Christmas. Admission: Adults $9, seniors $8, students $7, children (12 and under) free. Tue.-Sat. 10 AM-5 PM, Sun. 1 PM-5 PM www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org 860- 434-5542


Doug said...

Does anyone know of any indoor playgrounds in or around New Haven? Now that it's getting cold, I'd love to be able to get out of the house and bring my one year old someplace where she can just walk around and play without freezing! Thanks!

Doug said...

PS, if there's a discussion board somewhere that's frequented by New Haven parents, I'd love to hear about that too!

Pokolodi said...

Look to the right of the posts and scroll down until you find our "labels." There is a label for indoor playgrounds. That should help!
I'll be on the lookout for a discussion board.

New Haven Kids

Doug said...

That post is incredibly helpful; thank you! In fact, your whole blog is a great resource for New Haven parents; I've bookmarked the site and will be back often!

Pokolodi said...

Thanks, Doug! I'm thrilled to hear it! Please spread the word!