Friday, December 1, 2017
Public Access

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10:00am [10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by. Registration for this table is not required – just come ready to tinker, play and create!

[10:30am] Glastonbury: Tinkerlab
For children and their adults A place to learn, play, create and explore! Adults must stay and participate with their children. These are drop-in programs ~ no registration is needed.

[10:30am] Naugatuck: Family Storytime
Storytime and more for all ages, perfect for the whole fam!!

[10:30am] Rocky Hill: Art Start
Visit the library for an art story and project.

[11:00am] Hartford: Winterfest
The opening of the rink officially kicks off the holiday season in Hartford, so come and celebrate. Skate, catch a play or a concert, be amazed by art, enjoy a great meal and so much more. Other activities include free ice skating, free photos with Santa in his workshop at the Bushnell Park Carousel from noon-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning December 2 through December 23, learn to skate lesson on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-11 a.m., and $1 carousel rides on the historic Bushnell Park Carousel on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

[5:00pm] Bethlehem: Christmas Day Festival
Highlights of the festival include a Roaming Railroad choo-choo train ride, hay rides, more than 70 vendors selling handcrafted items just in time for holiday shopping, and a 5K Road Race on Saturday morning sponsored by the First Mile Race Management Company. Plus a multitude of delicious food choices to make everyone’s visit complete. The Festival surrounds Bethlehem’s town green, at the junction of Route 61 and Route 132. All the buildings and churches participating in the festival are brimming with activities and Christmas spirit. On Friday night at 6 p.m. is the opening ceremony, where a “surprise” celebrity guest will help Santa light the town’s beautiful 75-foot Christmas tree. Santa will stay for the balance of the festival, giving families the opportunity to take their own memorable photos. Parking at Bethlehem Fairgrounds, just north of town on Route 61, is free. Shuttle busses between the fairgrounds and the festival are provided to festival attendees at no charge. Once at the festival, there is free face painting, and a free crafts workshop for children and their parents. The “Chime In” Bell Choir as well as the Valley Chordsmen will be providing free holiday music performance throughout the festival.

[5:00pm] Meriden: Festival of Silver Lights
Illumination of more than 350,000 twinkling, white lights. There are over 200 figures and buildings that are decorated with the lights in this spectacular display.

[6:30pm] East Hartford: Holiday Fest Tree Lighting
This festival event features a holiday carol sing-along, a visit from Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and a special visit from Santa, delivered directly from the North Pole on an East Hartford fire truck! Candy canes and hot chocolate will be on hand to keep you warm and cozy.

[7:00pm] South Windsor: Grinchmas
All the Whos down in South Windsor love Christmas a lot, ​But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville did not! ​So we're throwing a holiday who-bilation ​And we're inviting all Whos to join our celebration! ​We'll make Grinchy crafts, and play Grinchy games ​There will be so many activities, too many to name! ​We'll finish the fun with a special showing ​Of the Grinchiest movie before you get going. ​And if we are lucky (the luckiest ones!) ​Perhaps the Grinch himself will join in on our fun!