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Amongst the best Christmas festivals to do enjoy during Christmas and end of the year - Hartford Festival of Lights and many more

Things to do in Connecticut for Christmas

Nov 29, 2013

It is December around the corner, and the best time of the year is coming to greet us! How about enjoying some Christmas cheer in Connecticut at one of its many festivals being held during this season? For a chance to enjoy some holiday magic, hop onto a coach bus and head on over to Connecticut for some jolly, jolly time.

Lighting up your Life

To experience an entire city illuminated in hopes to spread Christmas cheer, why not head over to Hartford Festival of Light? Together with other bus rental visitors and locals, you sing carols, enjoy live musical entertainment and of course the biggest event of this festival is the illumination of more than a quarter of a million tiny white lights all around the Constitution Plaza.

There is another annual event held on New Haven Harbor called the Fantasy of Lights at the Lighthouse Park. During this time, vehicles are allowed to be driven through this magical land where 200,000 lights are used to decorate the place.

Christmassy Places to Visit

If you think just looking at beautiful lights alone is not your thing and would want to visit Christmas festival locations instead, then you can head to Bethlehem CT, known as the Christmas Town of Connecticut. During the Christmas Town Festival, bus rental visitors are suppose to “follow the star to Bethlehem”. There will be lots to see at this festival, with more than 70 art and craft exhibitors in seven different buildings, hay rides, entertainment, great food and carolers walking about the area, singing your favorite classic Christmas carol.

Let Things Get Mystical

Up for a New England way of celebrating Christmas? Then visit Mystic Seaport to go back in time for a quaint little Christmas celebration in the village of Greenmanville. You can ride a horse-drawn carriage, take part in some traditional dances, and enjoy the view of hundreds of lanterns that light the place.

Of course, the most famous attraction during Christmas is The North Pole Express. Every single coach of this Essex Steam Train becomes a stage for a live musical performance of The Night Before Christmas. There will be sing-a-longs, with the appearance of Santa and Mrs. Claus, as both adults and children enjoy hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Each child will receive a little gift from Santa, so don’t forget to wear your warm cozy pajamas and take lots of photographs!

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