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Five Great CT Holiday Festivals

Holiday Festivals, Holiday Fireworks, Celebrating Winter in Connecticut

five favorite connecticut holiday festivalsThe holidays are back! Connecticut hosts a myriad of fun activities and events statewide. Here are five not-to-miss winter festivals, fireworks displays and fairs going on in CT this holiday season.

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Five Great Connecticut Holiday Festivals

five favorite connecticut holiday festivalsUBS Parade Spectacular
One of the largest helium balloon parades in the country, featuring everyone’s favorite giant balloon characters, award winning marching bands and fabulous floats. Fun for the whole family.

Fantasy of Lights
New Haven

Every year children of all ages look forward to seeing the magical light displays that are located at the Lighthouse Point Park. Take your own vehicle for a casual drive through a winter fantasyland of lights and wonder and celebrate our 15th year with us! Lighthouse Point Park is open Sundays through Thursdays from 5 PM – 9PM and Fridays and Saturdays from 5PM – 10PM.

First Night Hartford

Hartford’s premiere New Year’s Eve party is a multicultural, artistically unique, alcohol-free New Year’s experience with hundreds of professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits. The magic starts at 2 p.m. on December 31 and continues through midnight. It’s a fabulous New Year’s experience for everyone.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

See the work of over 200 top craftsmen and artisans selling their handcrafted furniture, glass, pottery, jewelry, photography and more. In addition to both emerging and top national artists, this festival also offers live performances, kids’ activities and food vendors.

Christmas Town Festival

With hayrides, seasonal music and holiday shopping, the little town of Bethlehem, Connecticut comes alive every winter during the holiday season. Witness a reenactment of Mary and Joseph looking for shelter, visit Santa, watch the tree lighting in town center, and participate in ornament-making workshops at this annual CT event.

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