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Upcoming Events:

Halloween Spooktacular at Westfield Connecticut Post – Milford

Friday, October 31at 5:00pm – 7:00pm We will be hosting our annual Halloween “Spooktacular” event on Friday, October 31st from 5pm – 7pm. Bring the kids dressed in their costumes to trick-or-treat at participating stores in the center*. - Children ages 12 and under can participate - Music will be provided by Star 99.9 - [...] Read More »

Trick-or-treat at Jillson Square – Willimantic

Friday, October 31st 2014 - 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Come to this fun and safe way to trick-or-treat! Trunk-or-Treating, also known as Halloween Tailgating or Tailgate Trick-or-Treat is a simple concept and a fun alternative. A group of people park their Halloween decorated vehicles in a central location, ours being JILLSON SQUARE (across from the frog [...] Read More »

Halloween Happenings 2014 – Stew Leonard’s stores

Stew Leonard’s Norwalk Store, Halloween Hay Bale Theater For the first four Friday nights in October, the Hoedown grill is transformed into a Hay Bale Theater to show a free children’s Halloween-themed movie. Complimentary juice and popcorn is served to all. The movies begin at 7:00 P.M., with seating opening at 6:30 P.M. The movies [...] Read More »

Pumpkintown U.S.A.

September 20, 2014 Thru October 31, 2014 Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Great place for the youngsters for a Halloween treat. A non-scary adventure through a town with a saloon, jail, country store, post office and a fire department. There are different scenes througout the “village” include the wedding scene. Take “The Ride,” a hay ride through [...] Read More »

Falloween Weekends at Mystic Aquarium

Saturday, October 18 2014 – Saturday, November 1 2014  Get into the fall spirit and come celebrate Falloween, a festival of fun,with three themed weekends of fall activities for ghosts and ghouls of all ages. On October 18-19, 25-26 and November 1st enjoy the Aquarium as it transforms with festive decorations of hay, cornstalks, mums, pumpkins [...] Read More »

Zombie Chase

Sunday – November 2, 2014 West Hartford Reservoir, West Hartford, CT Start Time: Kids 9:30 AM, Humans 10:00 AM, Zombies 10:02 AM Don’t change out of your Halloween costumes just yet! Come dressed to be chased or be the chaser. Run this 5K as a human or as a Zombie. Human race starts at 10:00 [...] Read More »

Trick-or-Treat at Mystic Seaport

Friday, October 31 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Calling all kids: get dressed up in your favorite costume and come trick-or-treating at Mystic Seaport before darkness falls! This is a perfect Halloween activity for children under the age of 10. Parents, please park in Latitude 41° Restaurant’s parking lot and walk across Greenmanville Avenue [...] Read More »

UBS Parade Spectacular

2014 UBS Parade Spectacular Presented by Stamford Town Center and The Advocate November 23, 2014, 12 noon in Stamford Downtown Balloon Inflation Sponsored by SAC Capital Advisors, LP Saturday, November 22, 2014 3-6 p.m. Summer & Hoyt Streets Something Gigantic Is Coming to Stamford Downtown! Something gigantic is coming to Stamford Downtown. The UBS Parade [...] Read More »

Branford Rotary & Y Family Run & Walk

Thanksgiving Morning November 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. Walsh Intermediate School 185 Damascus Road, Branford Raceday Schedule: 7:30 a.m. – Registration begins 8:00 a.m. – Kids carnival activities & face painting 9:00 a.m. – Kids Fun Run Starts 9:10 a.m. – 5K Starts 9:40-11:00 a.m. – Post race snack and awards FOOD DRIVE During packet pick-up and on [...] Read More »

Southbury Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 27th, 2014. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Kid’s Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. NEW THIS YEAR: This year we are having a team competition. Teams have a minimum of 3 participants but no maximum. You must register a team name during the registration process to be eligible. Also new this year [...] Read More »

Gingerbread House Festival Extravaganza!

Show runs November 28th through December 13th, 2014. Show hours: Monday, Thursday & Friday 10-8 Saturday & Sunday 10-6 (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) Closing Day December 15 at 2PM – all houses picked up by 6PM New England’s biggest display of sweet and spicy Gingerbread Houses is returning to South Windsor’s Wood Memorial Library and Museum [...] Read More »

Greenwich Reindeer Festival

GREENWICH REINDEER FESTIVAL & SANTA’S WORKSHOP ™ Date: November 28 – December 24, 2014 Location: McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center, 48 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT Photos with Santa Hours: Monday – Friday: 12noon – 6pm Saturday: 9am – 6pm Sunday: 9am – 5pm SANTA CLAUS AND HIS LIVE REINDEER ARE COMING TO TOWN! The town [...] Read More »

Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle

Saturday, November 29, 2014 Hikes at 10:30A.M., 11:30A.M. & 1:00P.M. Grab the entire family (and any lingering holiday visitors too!) and stroll on down to the New Canaan Nature Center! Work off that holiday meal by joining the NCNC Naturalists for a healthy, invigorating Discovery Trail Trek. While “waddling” the trails, we’ll search for some [...] Read More »

Norwich Winterfest 5K

Saturday – November 29, 2014 Norwich Free Academy, 305 Broadway, Norwich, CT Start Time: Kids 10:30 AM, 5K 11:00 AM Come check out this great new 5K, put on to benefit Reliance House, Inc. Additional race day activities will include a meet and greet with Amby Burfoot (1968 Boston Marathon winner and Runner’s World editor), kid [...] Read More »

Annual Holiday Stroll

Saturday, November 29th, 2014 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Come kick-start your holiday season in Niantic at the 11th Annual Holiday Stroll. This family-friendly day features horse-drawn carriage rides, professional holiday carolers strolling the quaint shop-lined streets of Niantic, complimentary hot cider and cocoa on the green, a “Snow-Flake Drop” featuring discounts and giveaways at [...] Read More »

Bethel WinterFest

Saturday November 29th from 11am to 4pm Come downtown for a Christmas Treat. Take a ride around historic downtown Bethel in a Horse Drawn Carriage, participate in our Queen/King of Bethel Cookie Contest, Stroll along and shop all of the local merchants and sip on hot soup, cocoa, and cider, enjoy live music, visit with [...] Read More »

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