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  Old Saybrook: Fairy Doors Scavenger Hunt
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Find the doors to the Fairy Realm in Old Saybrook! There are 28 of these 5-inch doors in retail locations throughout town. See how many you and your family can find. Maps and photos of the doors are available online or at Sweet Luna's, Ocean Art Studio and the Acton Library, or click the link below: https://www.oldsaybrookct.gov/sites/oldsaybrookct/files/uploads/082908470721_0_old_saybrook_ct_-_fairy_doors_of_old_saybrook.pdf

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11:00am [11:00am] Hartford: Winterfest
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Winterfest Hartford is back, providing free winter fun for the whole family. The skating rink in Bushnell Park is open daily from 11 am to 8 pm free ice skating and free skate rentals. Special events: November 30-December 22: Photos with Santa. Winterest would not be complete without a visit to Santa, so head over to the Carousel and have your photo taken with him on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon until 3 p.m. December 2-January 13: Music Mondays Nights. Monday nights at the rink skating to the sounds of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and Disney, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. December 6: Glow in the Dark Skate. Come and have a fun glow night at the rink. Glow necklaces and bracelets will be handed out to skaters (while supplies last). 5 p.m.-7 p.m. December 12: Back to the Times Carol Sing. One of Hartford's most wonderful holiday traditions is back for another year. Join us for carol singing on the steps of the old Hartford Times building (aka UConn Hartford on Prospect Street at 5 p.m., caroling begins at 5:30 p.m.

[11:00am] Kent: Gingerbread Festival
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Kent will once again be the scene for one of the largest Gingerbread Festivals in Connecticut. Dozens of gingerbread creations will be revealed in participating shops in Kent throughout December. Sponsored by the Kent Chamber of Commerce, Frank Food Co., High Watch Recovery Center, Bain Real Estate and The Marvelwood School. Many of the places feature colorful gingerbread houses for the holidays, but Kent, CT goes a step further. The entire town will take place in this sugary sweet celebration. Everyone is invited to follow the Gingerbread Walk through town to view imaginative and ingenious gingerbread delights. Visitors can enjoy the displays as they navigate the gingerbread map and solve the mysterious riddle the Ginger Girls have cooked up this year. At the end, we need you to vote for your favorite creations. Displays are guaranteed to delight all ages! In addition to gingerbread displays, Kent will have special holiday events every weekend, from cookie decorating classes to Pancakes with Santa and a Messiah sing-along.


[12:00pm] New Haven: Horse and Carriage Rides
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Free horse and carriage ride in downtown New Haven.



[1:00pm] New Haven: Ice Carving Demonstration
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Watch as professional ice carvers create a themed ice sculpture in front of Wave Gallery at 1046 Chapel Street. The skilled ice carvers, from Ice Matters in Cheshire, CT, will begin with two 300 pound solid blocks of clear ice, each measuring 40" tall x 20" wide and transform them into a Train (12/15) and a Santa on a Chimney (12/22). The ice carvings will be accessible for photo opportunities.







[5:00pm] Meriden: Festival of Silver Lights
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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.

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