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HARTFORD — The holidays are nearly upon us and there are events to celebrate and kick off the holiday season across the state! People are coming together to sing songs, light trees and town centers, make donations, and maybe even set off a few fireworks. This list will be updated at the season goes on.

If you are an organizer or participant that would like your event added to our list, please email webstaff@fox61.com.

Happy Holidays! 

  • BRIDGEPORT

Christmas Tree Lighting
McLevy Green
Thursday, December 1
6 – 8 p.m.

  • BRISTOL

Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
Lake Compounce
Fridays from 5-9 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday from 4-9 p.m.
Holiday Season starts November 27

  • EAST WINDSOR

Winterfest & Tunnel of Lights
Connecticut Trolley Museum
November 25 – December 30
5 – 9 p.m. | After December 25: 6 – 9 p.m.

  • ESSEX

Santa Special
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
November 25 – December 28
Departures: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

  • GROTON

Submarine Base at Groton’s annual Festival of Lights Parade
Old Mistick Village
5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
December 9

  • HARTFORD

Winterfest
Bushnell Park
Skating runs November 25 – January 8
Live music celebration: Saturday, December 3 at 5 p.m. 

  • MERIDEN

The Festival of Silver Lights
Hubbard Park
5 p.m. to midnight
November 22 – January 3

  • MYSTIC

Lantern Light Tours: A New England Holiday Tradition
Mystic Seaport
Nov. 25, 26 & Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23.
Tours begin at 5 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes.

  • NEW HAVEN

Fantasy of Lights
Lighthouse Point Park
Sunday – Thursday, 5 – 9 p.m. | Friday & Saturday 5 – 10 p.m.
November 18 – January 1

Tree Lighting Celebration
Dowtown Green
Thursday, December 1
4 – 8 p.m.

  • THOMASTON

Northern Lights Limited & Santa Express
Railroad Museum of New England/Naugatuck Railroad Company
November 25 – December 23
Santa Express departs at noon & 2 p.m. Northern Lights departs at 5 & 7 p.m. 

  • WALLINGFORD

28th Annual Festival of Trees
Masonicare Health Center
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, December 19

  • WATERBURY

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Library Park
Sunday, November 27 at 6 p.m.
Rain Date: Monday, November 28 at 6 p.m.

  • WEST HARTFORD

Holiday Stroll
Blue Back Square
Thursday, December 1
5 – 7:30 p.m.

Fire on ICE – Chanukah in Blue Back Square
Blue Back Square
Sunday, December 25
4 p.m.

  • WEST HAVEN

Christmas Tree Lighting
Held on the Green
Saturday, November 26
5 p.m.