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Best Christmas Light Shows in Connecticut
These magical and festive displays and events are sure to delight spectators of all ages and light up your Christmas spirit! Round up the family and ring in the holidays at some of the best places to see Christmas lights in Connecticut that are well worth a visit!
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Meriden – Festival of Silver Lights
Come see the Festival of Silver Lights a spectacular illuminating display of more than 350,000 twinkling white lights of over 200 lighted characters throughout the park.
There is no cost to drive through the park and enjoy the many displays of not just holiday lights but beautiful light displays shaped in the forms of animals nestled in the park’s natural environment of trees and on the ponds.
When: November 22, 2016 – January 3, 2017
Times(s): Open daily 5 pm to midnight.
Where: Hubbard Park, 1000 West Main St. Meriden CT 06450
East Windsor – Winterfest & The Tunnel of Lights
Hop on the trolley in East Windsor for Winterfest & The Tunnel of Lights and ride the tracks under the starlit skies on a 3 mile ride on The Montréaler. Need something warmer? There’s an enclosed trolley too.
Cap off your visit at the Teresealee Bertinuson Visitor Center where you’ll be captivated with the layouts of functioning model trains and where the kids can sit on Santa’s lap and receive a gift.
Proceeds go right back into upkeep of the museum and trolley restoration.
When: November 25, 2016 – December 30, 2016
Time(s): 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Nov 25th-27th, Dec. 2nd -4th, Dec. 9th-11th, Dec 16th-18thand Dec 23rd
6 p.m.-9 p.m Dec. 26-30
Admission: Adults $12, seniors (62+) $10, children (2-12) $8, under 2 $3.
Where: Connecticut Trolley Museum, 58 North Rd., East Windsor, 06088
Hartford – Holiday Light Fantasia
Create a lasting family tradition and a special memorable event at The Holiday Light Fantasia in Goodwin Park in Hartford.
The 2-mile drive through the park is a winter wonderland of 200 displays and over 1 million lights. All proceeds benefit year-round programs at Channel 3 Kids Camp.
When: November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Time(s): Sun.-Thu. 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Tuesday December 27th – Military Appreciation Night
Free admission to veterans and active service personnel when they show a valid military or veteran association issued ID.
Admission: $15 per car, $25 for limousines, $50 for mini-buses, $100 for full-size buses
Where: Goodwin Park, 1130 Maple Ave., Hartford, 06114
New Haven – Lighthouse Point Park Fantasy of Lights
Celebrate the 22nd season of Fantasy of Lights at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. Drive through a magical land of spectacular, sparkling light displays. The Fantasy of Lights has become a early tradition for so many families from all over the state who come back each year.
This year you’ll be dazzled by the mile long display over 60 animated light displays of over 100,000 brilliant twinkling lights.
All of the money raised helps to support East Seals Goodwill Industries’ programs right here in the Greater New Haven area. Their mission is to enhance employment as well as education, social and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and other challenges.
When: November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Time(s): Sun.-Thu. 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Admission: Vehicles $10, Mini-bus $25 Bus $50
Where: Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven CT 06512
Lake Compounce – Holiday Lights
Want to see the tallest Christmas tree in Connecticut? Then a visit to Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce featuring a 100 foot tall Christmas tree is a must!
Join in the fun with a ride on the North Pole Railway, caroling, pictures with Santa & story telling with Mrs. Claus. Selected family and children’s rides will be open.
You’ll be enchanted with the thousands of sparkling lights covering the park with spectacular light shows every half hour set to music.
When: November 25, 2016 – December 18, 2016
Time(s): Fri. 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Adult $12.99 each online – $15.99 each at gate
Children (4-10) $10.99 each online
Seniors (ages 60 & older) – $10.99 each online
Children 3 & under – FREE
Where: Lake Compounce Theme Park, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, 06010
Thomaston – Northern Lights Limited & Santa Express
Take a journey and embrace the magic of the Christmas season at the Railroad Museum of New England with a ride on the Northern Lights Limited or Santa Express and meet Santa, his elves and Mrs. Claus.
Northern Light Limited
When: November 25, 2016 – December 23, 2016
Time(s): 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Northern Lights Schedule and Ticketing
Where: Railroad Museum of New England, 242 East Main St., Thomaston, 06787
Mystic Seaport – Lantern Light Tours
How about taking a step back in time to Christmas Eve 1876 and take part in a New England holiday tradition Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport.
Visitors of all ages can experience the celebration of Christmas featuring the beautiful glow of lanterns, horse drawn carriage rides and tavern dancing as it was in a 19th century seafaring town.
Each performance is 70 minutes held in all weather conditions covering a half mile of grass, wood planking, gravel, stairs and cobblestone so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
When: November 25, 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18 and 23 / snow date: December 20
Time(s): Tours begin at 5 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes.
Admission: Adult members $26 non members $32
Ages 5-17 members $19 non members $25
Ages 4 and under are Free.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 860-572-0711.
Where: Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, 06355
Featured Download – Download a PDF of a map and list of the Best Christmas Light Shows in Connecticut.
We hoe you've enjoyed our list of the Best Places to See Christmas Lights in Connecticut and will plan on visiting these events during the holiday season.
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