hartford ct things to do: A Victorian Holiday in Hartford CT - 12/10/10 03:11 AM
 
Have you ever thought about what Christmas was like during the Victorian period (late 1800′s)? Travel back in time and get a glimpse of a Victorian Christmas on Sunday, December 12 between 5pm and 8pm on Farmington Avenue in Hartford's West End. The Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain homes will be authentically decorated and the halls will echo the sounds of the season. Take a carriage ride around Nooks Farm. Enjoy hot cocoa, sweets, carolers, and music as you experience an 1880′s Christmas celebration in two of Hartford's most famous historic homes. Admission is $20 for Adults an $10 for children.
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hartford ct things to do: Buildings A-Glow in Downtown Hartford - 12/10/10 03:03 AM

2010 Hartford Festival of Light Continues
My last stop this evening was at Bushnell Towers, a condominium complex across from Bushnell Park. Since I was so close to the park I decided to drive by on my way home. To my delight they were rehearsing the artistic light show for tomorrow's Festival of Light celebration, "Lights, Skating, Santa Winter Festivities" at Bushnell Park.
Tomorrow's program features theatrical light projections by Marc Herring Group. The artistic light show will include projections of historic Hartford scenes on the buildings and trees surrounding the park. And I drove by just in time to … (0 comments)

hartford ct things to do: Ice Skating Comes to Bushnell Park - 12/10/10 02:54 AM
 


The Festival of Light Continues in Downtown Hartford
 

 
On Friday, December 10, 2010, the Festival of Light celebration continues at Bushnell Park. The "Lights, Skating, Santa Winter Festivities" will include the grand opening of the new ice rink, musical performances by The Hartford Public High School Show Choir, encore appearances by Pucky the Whale and Santa, and an artistic light show by Herring Media Group!
At 4PM, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will host the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new ice skating rink at Bushnell Park. Admission and skate rental are free until January 6, 2011. The skating rink will … (4 comments)

hartford ct things to do: 2010 Holiday Tour of the People's House - 12/05/10 02:59 AM

A prominent industrialist, George C. F. Williams, built the Georgian Revival style residence in 1909 at 990 Prospect Avenue in Hartford CT's West-End. In 1943 the State of Connecticut decided that the Governor should have a "special" house, much like the President has the White House. The State acquired the home in 1943, renovated it, and the first Governor occupied the home sometime in 1945.
 
During the early 1990′s, the first lady of then Gov. Lowell Wiecher, started an annual tradition - a holiday open house. The Governor invites the public to tour the festively decorated first floor of the residence each year in early December.
Local merchants and organizations donate the … (2 comments)

hartford ct things to do: Come Celebrate The 37th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions in Hartford! - 12/03/10 09:56 AM

The Women’s Committee presents the 37th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. This festival has become a beloved tradition to many living in the Greater Hartford area. This festival will be held at America’s first public art museum—the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and it is sure to be the perfect event to warm your spirits as the chilly winter season carries on here in Hartford.
From December 2nd through the 12th, beautiful holiday wreaths, gingerbread houses, menorahs, and trees will be on display for the public’s enjoyment. These one-of-a-kind displays have been created by over two hundred individuals and … (2 comments)

hartford ct things to do: Make New Memories This Holiday Season at the 47th Annual Hartford Festival of Light! - 11/19/10 08:00 AM
Since 1963, families and friends have treasured the magic that comes with the spirit of the holiday season at the Hartford Festival of Light. Surrounded by fellow holiday well-wishers, the invigorating chill in the air, and of course, the warm glow of the holiday lighting, this long-time tradition, originally held at Constitution Plaza,  will be relocating and receiving some enlivening updates this year.
From Friday November 26th until January 6th, this year’s Hartford Festival of Light event will be held at Bushnell Park. This change may be a surprise to many, but the new location gives the Hartford community access to … (3 comments)

 
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