9 Ways to Enjoy a Classic New England Christmas in Connecticut


Do you love the charm and coziness of a New England Christmas? Then you’ll love these 9 ways to celebrate the holiday season in Connecticut. 

Hop on a vintage trolley and ride through a dazzling display of over 200,000 lights at the Connecticut Trolley Museum.

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights  


Enjoy a scenic train ride along the Connecticut River and see the spectacular Northern Lights show at the Essex Steam Train 

Northern Lights Express


Join the festive celebration in the quaint town of Kent, featuring a tree lighting, a gingerbread house contest, a craft fair, and more.

Christmas Prelude  


Step into a Norman Rockwell painting and see the iconic Main Street of Stockbridge decorated for Christmas, complete with a vintage car parade.

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas  


Experience the traditions of a colonial Christmas in Woodbury, with a candlelight tour, a wassail party, a live nativity, and a concert.

Wassail Weekend  


Celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way in Mystic, with a lantern light tour, a holiday market, a Victorian tea, and a visit from Santa. 

Vintage Christmas  


Watch Santa arrive by boat and join the parade to the downtown plaza, where he will light the giant Christmas tree and greet the children. 

Newburyport Santa Parade and Tree Lighting 


Stroll through the historic village of Wickford and admire the thousands of white lights that adorn the buildings, trees, and boats. 



Tour the magnificent mansions of Newport and see them decorated with stunning trees, wreaths, garlands, and ornaments. 

Christmas at the Newport Mansions 


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