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We’ve got the inside scoop on tons of FREE or low-cost things to do in Connecticut with kids. If you would like us to post a kid-friendly event you’re organizing, just use the “Add Event” link displayed at the bottom of our calendar.

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Upcoming Events:

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt

TICKETS FOR DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS TREASURE TROVE  PRESENTED BY STONYFIELD YOKIDS ORGANIC YOGURT NOW ON SALE! New Disney On Ice Show Comes to Bridgeport January 8th-11th & Hartford January 14th-18th Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt sets the gold standard with a magical medley of Disney tales in one jam-packed ice show that commemorates the legacy of [...] Read More »

Stew Leonard’s Newington Store Celebrates the Holidays with “12 Days of Stew’s”

November 28th until December 24th, 2014 Stew Leonard’s Newington Store Celebrates the Holidays with “12 Days of Stew’s” Kids Cooking Classes, Elf Workshops, and Visits from Santa Ring in the Season Stew Leonard’s in Newington is ringing in the holiday season with a slate of twelve family-friendly activities starting the day after Thanksgiving! Elf Workshops, [...] Read More »

Holiday Light Fantasia

NOVEMBER 27, 2014 THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2015 Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season’s destination. The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights. ScreenHunter_757 Dec. 09 19.09Whimsical holiday scenes, familiar characters and local tributes shine [...] Read More »

A BILLION BRICKS 2: LEGO® Trains, Planes and Rocket Ships!

  Saturday, November 22 – January 25, 2015 GO! GO LEGO®! Brick monorails, helicopters, subways, ships, and shuttles will transport your imagination at full speed across a three-dimensional landscape built entirely out of LEGO® bricks. Bill Probert & I LUG (LEGO® Users Group) NY return to the Museum Galleries at the Stamford Museum & Nature [...] Read More »

Winterfest Hartford

Winterfest is a free skating rink in Hartford’s Bushnell Park open to the public from  11/28 – 2/1 Skate for free 7-days-a-week at the Winterfest ice rink on the east side of Bushnell Park near the Pump House. Come after work, on your lunch break or as a part of a trip downtown to see some [...] Read More »

Holiday Train Show presented by The Connecticut River Museum

November 21, 2014  until February 17, 2015 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm The magic returns with the 21st Annual Holiday Train Show.  The family-friendly exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, features more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises to be found in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout.  Visitors are challenged to complete the [...] 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 »

Fantasy of Lights

November 21, 2014 – January 6, 2015 The Fantasy of Lights has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families and friends in Connecticut. Guests are invited to drive through Lighthouse Point Park and be dazzled by over 60 festive light displays! The Fantasy of Lights is the perfect place to go to see a [...] Read More »

Lantern Light Tours

2014 Performance Dates: November 29, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27. Snow Date: December 28 Join us for the 35th annual theatrical production of Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport. Set on Christmas Eve in 1876, this play unfolds through five scenes in exhibits around the Museum’s 19th-century maritime village. [...] Read More »

Santa on the Trolley

Santa’s Trolley Winter Wonderland Nov. 28-29-30 and Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 2014: 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM Take a ride into the past at The Shore Line Trolley Museum and have your children visit with Santa! Inspect our antique trolleys decorated for the holidays. Enjoy complimentary cookies and hot chocolate. Bring the whole family and [...] Read More »

Holiday Express Train Show

Holiday Express Train Show December 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015 A Fairfield Museum holiday tradition! Kids and adults will delight in the magic of model trains winding around a winter wonderland of spectacular trees and beautiful holiday scenery. Holiday Express Train Show Opening Night Friday, December 5, 7-9pm Opening Night Admission: $3, free for [...] Read More »

Community Carol Sing at Mystic Seaport

Sunday, December 21, 2014 Mystic Seaport will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Carol Sing will begin at 3 p.m. Free admission will be given to Museum visitors all day with the donation of a non-perishable canned good item. All contributions will be donated to and distributed by the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. [...] Read More »

Countdown to Noon!

New Years Eve: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9:30 am-4 pm What’s the ONLY New Year’s event for children and families in southeastern Connecticut? Our annual Countdown to Noon! And this year, it’s bigger than ever! Thanks to our event partner, East Lyme Parks & Recreation, the celebration is moving to East Lyme Community Center, 37 Society Rd., Niantic, [...] Read More »

First Night Hartford

First Night Hartford is Hartford’s premier New Year’s Eve party, a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year’s experience with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year. This marks the 26th year for First Night Hartford, so be sure to come and join [...] Read More »

First Night Danbury

First Night Danbury 2014-2015, enjoying its 25th year as CityCenter downtown’s family friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, salutes the “Young at Heart.”  First Night takes place on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31st, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in Danbury downtown venues, all within easy walking distance. The highly anticipated event, often shared by [...] Read More »

First Night Westport/Weston 2015

Festivities begin at 4pm end at end at 10:00pm You can walk to all the venues in Downtown Westport and take a free bus to Saugatuck Elementary School Lots of venues for children of all ages. Festivities begin at 4pm* andend at end at 10:00pmToquet Hall open until 10:00pm * Special performance at 3 pm at the Westport [...] Read More »

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