Best Things To Do in Connecticut in December 2021 with Kids

Visit Dasher, Dancer, and Prancer and then meet Santa at Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop. Photo courtesy of Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouse
Visit Dasher, Dancer, and Prancer and then meet Santa at Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Workshop. Photo courtesy of Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouse

Connecticut families looking for fun don't have to look far this December. There are lots of great shows, holiday festivals, Santa Claus visits, reindeer sightings, holiday strolls, and more—and our favorites are curated right here for you.

Don't miss the 15 Best Holiday and Christmas Events and Activities for Connecticut Kids, our list of free holiday and Christmas events, and all the Winter Activities in Connecticut, including the Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Connecticut. If snow comes, and you are feeling adventurous, the kids might love a trip to one of Connecticut's snow tubing parks. You'll find even more top things to do in our Holiday Fun Guide

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We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.  

 
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Science Saturday @ The Lyman
Lyman Allyn Art Museum - various times Pick
Toddler Tales at Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones - 9:30 AM
Monday Morning Hikes at Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center
Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center - 9:00 AM
Jennings Beach Carnival
Jennings Beach - various times
Spring Outdoors in the Last Green Valley
The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides