Kids can have a visit with Santa in his cozy workshop in Wickham Park. Photo courtesy of Wickham Park
Kids can have a visit with Santa in his cozy workshop in Wickham Park. Photo courtesy of Wickham Park

Free Holiday and Christmas Events for Connecticut Kids

Christmas lights and festive holiday fun are popping up everywhere you look in Connecticut. And along with it, many families feel a strain in their wallets as they treat their kids with gifts and fun, seasonal experiences. While it's worth spluring on some of Connecticut's best Christmas events for kids, many magical, memorable holiday experiences don't cost a cent. Read on for free kid-friendly events and activities in Connecticut, from reindeer festivals to holiday light shows, and more. 

Hubbard Park
1000 West Main Street
Meriden , CT 06451

The Wood Memorial Library & Museum
783 Main Street
South Windsor, CT 07064

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses
437 North Street
Greenwich, CT

Bushnell Park
Trinity Street at Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06103

The Shops at Yale
56 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511

Simsbury Center
Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury , CT 06070

New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT

Mystic River Park
28C Cottrell Street
Mystic, CT 06355

Niantic Town Green
Niantic, CT

First Congregational Church of Meriden
62 Colony St
Meriden, CT

Water's Edge
1525 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498

Norwalk Library
1 Belden Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850

Downtown Putnam
Main Street at Front Street
Putnam, CT 06260

Salmon Brook Park
215 Salmon Brook Parkway
Granby, CT 06035

Bethlehem Town Green
Route 132 and Route 61
Bethlehem, CT

Downtown New Canaan
91 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT 06840

Downtown Milford
River Street
Milford, CT 06460

Norwalk City Hall
125 East Ave
Norwalk, CT

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard tent located in front of the aquarium
Mystic, CT 06355

Wakeman Town Farm
134 Cross Hwy
Westport, CT 06880

Downtown Collinsville
4 Market Street Corner of Rt 179 and Main Street
Canton , CT 06019

Downtown Storrs
1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT 06268

Downtown Ridgefield
Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Salmon Brook Park
215 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, CT 06035

Danbury Library Plaza
Danbury, CT

Olde Mistick Village
27 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355

Downtown Stamford
Landmark Square and Latham Park
Stamford, CT

Wickham Park
1329 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040

Washington Depot
The Green
Washington Depot, CT 06793

Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807

Essex Meadows
30 Bokum Rd
Essex , CT 06426

Blue Back Square
Isham Road
West Hartford, CT 06107

Stew Leonards Norwalk Store
100 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey
Aldrich Museum - 12:00 PM
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Olde Mistic Village - various times
Hip Hop Cinderella
- various times
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