Category Archives: Seasonal/Holiday

Celebrating 2012 Memorial Day In Greater Hartford

In the United States of America we enjoy a freedom many residents of other countries do not enjoy. Over the last 236 years, many father’s, mother’s, brothers, sister’s, husbands, wives, friends, and coworkers have made – the ultimate sacrifice – protecting our freedom. Memorial Day is the day we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice […]

Gingerbread House Festival

The Wood Memorial Library & Museum in South Windsor CT is holding its first Gingerbread House Festival until December 15. The Gingerbread House Exhibit is only open on Monday’s and Thursday’s from 10am to 8pm. Admission is free! When I saw an article about this festival, I had to check it out. I don’t know […]

Bright Nights 2011

If you are ever on Interstate 91N after dark this time of year, crossing into Massachusetts you can see through the trees, holiday lights a glow. Those holiday lights are from Bright Nights, a holiday light show at Forest Park in Springfield, MA. Bright Nights is open daily through January 1, 2012 from 5PM to […]

Winter Wonderland In Rocky Hill

Rocky Hill celebrates the Holiday Season and turns the Community Center into a Winter Wonderland on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 between 5:30pm and 7:00pm. The event will feature caroling by the Rocky Hill High School Chamber Choir, Ice Carving, Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Visits from Santa and Rudolph, and Lighting of the Rocky Hill Town Christmas […]

2011 Governor’s Residence Holiday Tour

Each year the Connecticut Governor’s Residence is open one weekend before the holidays for the public to tour the “people’s house”. I attended the tour this year as I had last year. This is Governor Malloy’s first year in office and I was looking forward to seeing how the residence was decorated and his personal […]

Festival of Trees & Traditions

The Womens Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum presents the 38th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions from December 2, 2011 through December 11, 2011 (closed on Monday December 5, 2011). The Festival’s Program varies each day. For a day-to-day schedule of activities and performances go to Stroll through the halls of the Wadsworth Atheneum and […]

Christmas in Collinsville

The Canton annual tree lighting ceremony is moving from the Canton Green to in front of the Canton Historical Museum. This will blend nicely with the Christmas in Collinsville celebration which starts at 6pm on Friday, December 9, 2011. Santa will arrive at 6:30pm, caroling starts at 6:45pm, and the tree lighting ceremoney will begin at 7:00pm. Christmas in Collinsville […]

3rd Annual Gallery of Trees

This is the third year the Canton Historical Museum has hosted the Gallery of Trees. This year, there are 56 decorated trees interspersed throughout two floors of the museum. The trees are beautifully decorated and donated by local businesses, social organizations, students and residents. Each tree participates in a “Tea Box” raffle (a Cup would […]

Simsbury Celebrates

‘Tis the season for celebration and Simsbury CT celebrated to the max at “Simsbury Celebrates” on Saturday, November 26, 2011. “Simsbury Celebrates” was a tremendous success. I have attended past “Simsbury Celebrates” events (known as “Opening Night” prior to 2002) and cannot remember a time where so many people turned out! The events were filled, […]

Holiday Light Fantasia 2011

Holiday Light Fantasia returned to Goodwin Park in Hartford after a three year hiatus. On both sides of a 2-mile stretch of Goodwin Park Drive are whimsical light displays of holiday scenes celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Years and Three Kings Day, and popular children’s and Broadway characters.     Holiday Light Fantasia is open […]