Connecticut 2013 Christmas and Holiday Events

Picture of a Christmas Tree Made of Ornaments, Packages, and RibbonIt is time to start thinking about the holidays and what holiday events you want to take in to make the season bright… We are starting this year’s series on holiday events in the  State of Connecticut. Here is a roundup of holiday events in Connecticut to get you into the holiday spirit:

Christmas Tree Lightings and Light Displays

Performances of A Christmas Carol

  • November 29 to December 1, 2013: A Christmas Carol at the Shubert in New Haven, CT
  • November 29 to December 28, 2013: A Christmas Carol at the Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT
  • December 13 to December 15, 2012: A Christmas Carol by Shakesperience Productions in Waterbury, CT

Performances of the Nutcracker

  • December 7 and 8, 2013: The Nutcracker presented by the Nutmeg Ballet at the Bushnell in Hartford, CT
  • December 7 to 22, 2013: A Mystic Nutcracker by the Mystic Ballet at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT
  • December 13 to 15, 2013: New Haven Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Shubert in New Haven, CT
  • December 21 and 22, 2013: The Nutcracker by the Mainstreet Ballet at Pomperaug High School in Southbury, CT
  • December 8 and 9, 2012: Nutmeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT
  • December 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2013: The Nutcracker by the Connecticut Concert Ballet at Manchester High Schools Bailey Auditorium in Manchester, CT
  • December 14 and 15, 2013: The Nutcracker by the Eastern Connecticut Ballet at the Garde Arts Center in New London, CT
  • December 14, 15, 21, and 22 2013: The Nutcracker by the Connecticut Ballet at the Palace Theatre Stamford Center for the Arts in Stamford, CT

Performances of The Messiah

  • December 6 and 8, 2013: Part I of Handel’s Messiah by the Farmington Valley Chorale at the First Church of Christ in Simsbury, CT
  • December 7, 2013: Handel’s Messiah by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at Mortensen Hall in Hartford, CT
  • December 14 and 15, 2013: Handel’s Messiah at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT
  • December 20, 2013: Handel’s Messiah at the First Congregational Church in Danbury, CT

Holiday Pops Concerts and Other Holiday Concerts

  • December 5 to 7, 2013: St. Nicolas by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green in New Haven, CT
  • December 7, 2013: Boston Pops Holiday Tour at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, University of Connecticut Storrs, CT.
  • December 8, 2013: Holiday Brass by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at Christ Church in New Haven, CT
  • December 8, 2013: Joy in Bronze by the New England Ringers at the United Church of Christ in Devon in Milford, CT
  • December 13 to 15, 2013: Holiday Extravaganza-A Mensch’s Christmas by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at Hamden Middle School in Hamden, CT
  • December 14, 2013: Joy in Bronze by the New England Ringers at the Noank Baptist Church in Noank, CT
  • December 21, 2013: Holiday Cirque Spectacular by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT

Other Events

  • November 29, 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2013: WinterFest 2013 at the Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor, CT
  • November 29, 2013 to January 1, 2014: Polar Express at the IMAX theater at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT.
  • November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, and 27, 2013: Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT
  • November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2013: Northern Lights Limited and Santa Express trains aboard the Naugatuck Railroad at the Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston, CT
  • December 6 and 7, 2013: New Canaan Holiday Stroll in New Canaan, CT
  • December 6 , 2013 to January 5, 2014: The Magic of Christmas at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT
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