Free Festive Fun

The holidays are here, and that means an overabundance of festive fun to be had!

Twinkling Lights

This time of year one of the most popular activities is seeing the lights. From small to grandiose, in the comfort of your own home or big enough to drive through, opportunities abound to enjoy the simple pleasure that comes from experiencing the light and wonder.

Finding lights is easy -- just walk or drive around your neighborhood! For more elaborate displays, try visiting Christmas Light Finder. You can also check out your town's website, and the websites of other nearby towns, to see when their holiday trees will be lit. One of our favorite holiday light displays, however, has to be at Meriden's Hubbard Park, where their Festival of Silver Lights offers a huge drive-through light display -- completely free!

Stay Local

You don't have to go far to enjoy holiday festivities. Beyond the lights, many towns and organizations will offer a variety of holiday activities: music, Santa visits, children's activities, and more. Try your town's Parks and Recreation department for information on your town's festivities. Be sure to also check out local libraries for festive events and activities such as gingerbread house decorating, ornament making, holiday shows, and more. Some activities and events are listed in the "events" tab above.

Take a Drive

Head to a nearby destination for more holiday fun. The Shops at Yale have a variety of seasonal offerings. Or check out the gingerbread houses at Wood Memorial Library's Gingerbread House Festival. How about the Christmas Village in Torrington? Or head to Danbury to see the results of their Window Decorating Contest and other holiday decor.


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