Your Guide to 2017 Holiday Events in Connecticut

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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. 


A Connecticut Christmas Carol runs through Dec. 30 at The Terris Theater.

East Windsor

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.

New Haven


Old Saybrook

There have been several holiday events at the Kate, including "Judy Collins: An Evening of Holiday and Hits" on Dec. 22 and 23/


Clara and the Nutcracker" opens on Dec. 30 at Landmark Community Theater.

What's your favorite holiday event? Let us know in the comments.
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