Sunday, November 25, 2018
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  Old Saybrook: Fairy Doors Scavenger Hunt
Find the doors to the Fairy Realm. There are 28 of these five-inch doors in retail locations throughout town. See how many you can find. Maps and photos of the doors available online or at Sweet Luna's, Ocean Art Studio, and the Acton Library. More info: 860-395-3139

10:00am [10:00am] South Windsor: Gingerbread House Festival
Celebrate “Peace on Earth” during the holidays this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Be filled with wonder and be touched by peace as you gaze upon row after row of creative and colorful gingerbread creations, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike. The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor. Musical performances, story time and craft events, even visits from Santa will be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting, peaceful and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.

[11:00am] Killingworth: Open Farm Weekend
Visitors are welcome to tour the farm, visit and take photos of the alpacas, watch fiber arts demonstrations, enjoy free hot cocoa, and browse the farm store filled with gifts for everyone on your list.

[1:00pm] New Haven: Storytelling with Santa
Santa will visit The Shops at Yale and read stories to children and take photos with families from 1:00-3:00pm. Free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. -Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at The Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway, with free face painting. -Sundays, Nov. 25 and Dec 23 at Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea, 194 York Street. -Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at Claire’s Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel Street.

[1:30pm] Wesport: Take-it-Apart Workshop
Explore the insides of old and broken electronics to see how they work, and learn about tools, too. Ages 8 and up. More info: 203-291-4800

[4:00pm] Rowayton: Light up Rowayton
Rowayton will come alive with twinkling lights at the annual tree lighting. Enjoy caroling followed by the lighting of the Christmas trees at dusk. See the train show and window decorations, browse the Holiday Bazaar, enjoy snacks, and more.

[4:30pm] Essex: Community Sing and Boat Parade
The Connecticut River Museum, the Essex Board of Trade, and the Essex Historical Society combine to present this annual event that includes a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll down Main Street where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights and join in with the Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps and a parade of antique cars. The stroll steps off at 4:30 p.m. at the Essex Town Hall on West Avenue and ends at the Connecticut River Museum with a parade of vessels dressed out in holiday lights and passing in review along the Connecticut River. The best viewing is from the lawn of the Connecticut River Museum at the foot of Main Street. Santa and his elves will arrive by one of the parade boats for visits with children on the lawn of the Museum. The Connecticut River Museum will also be open that evening for all to attend the 25th annual Holiday Train Show at a reduced admission of $6.

[5:00pm] Meriden: Festival of Silver Lights
There will be over 200 figures and buildings decorated with more than 350,000 twinkling white lights. More info: 203-630-4259

[5:00pm] Putnam: Holiday Dazzle Light Parade
Bring the family to enjoy this free and fun holiday tradition with lights galore to welcome in the holiday season in grand style. There were over 150 lighted floats, music, payloaders, jeeps, dogs, motorcycles and more. The parade steps off from Grove Street, heads down South Main Street, right onto Route 44, right onto Kennedy Drive, and right onto Providence Street (Route 171), ending back on Route 44 by the Owen Tarr Ball Fields. Come and enjoy this family and community-friendly holiday fun parade.