The holiday season is right around the corner and there are many festive activities around the state.
"The Christmas Elf" runs through Dec. 28 at the Downtown Cabaret Theater in Bridgeport.
Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce is held weekends from Nov. 24 through Dec. 30. The park will be covered in hundreds of thousands of lights, with light shows every half hour. Tickets are $15.99 for adults, $11.99 for children 4 to 10 and seniors. Tickets sold before Nov. 24 are $10.99. The event is free with a 2017 or 2018 diamond or platinum season pass. New for 2017 is dinner with Santa.
Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights runs through Dec. 30 at the Connecticut Trolley Museum.
The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat in Essex has a Santa Special through Dec. 23.
Festival of Silver Lights at Hubbard Park begins on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes singing and a holiday lighting display at 6 p.m. The holiday lights will be on until Jan. 1.
Winterfest with Rudolph & Friends runs through Dec. 31 at Mystic Aquarium.
Lantern Light Tours: A Christmas Ghost Story, runs through Dec. 23 at Mystic Seaport.
- Celebrate the holiday season in downtown New Haven at The Shops at Yale with free events that are open to the public through December 24, including shopping, dining, laser light shows, ice carving competitions and demonstrations, downtown horse and carriage rides, visits with Santa, and much more.
- See Santa at the Martitime Aquarium of Norwalk in December. Visit Santa in his fishing village as the Go Fish exhibit is transformed.
- Santa will also dive with the sharks in the “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit. Tickets to the aquarium are $22.95 for adults, $15.95 for children 3 to 12, $20.95 for children 13 to 17 and $20.95 for seniors 65 and up.
There have been several holiday events at the Kate, including "Judy Collins: An Evening of Holiday and Hits" on Dec. 22 and 23/
What's your favorite holiday event? Let us know in the comments.