Santa Claus is arriving by tugboat during Mystic River Park's Lighted Boat Parade happening Thanksgiving weekend. Photo courtesy of  Thisismymystic.com
Santa Claus is arriving by tugboat during Mystic River Park's Lighted Boat Parade happening Thanksgiving weekend. Photo courtesy of Thisismymystic.com

Free Holiday and Christmas Events for Connecticut Kids

Christmas lights and festive holiday events are popping up everywhere you look in Connecticut. While it's worth splurging on some of Connecticut's best Christmas activities for kids, holiday shows and events can get expensive. Luckily, many magical, memorable holiday and Christmas experiences are free. We've rounded up the best no-cost, kid-friendly events and holiday activities in Connecticut, from a reindeer festival and a Christmas parade with fireworks to a downtown display of Christmas characters leaping from tall buildings and a chance to visit Santa's workshop in a beautiful log cabin

If you can't get enough of the sparkle of holiday lights, consult our list of Connecticut's Best Holiday Drive-Thrus and Christmas Lights. For more holiday adventures, consult our Holiday Fun Guide and region's 25 Top Holiday and Christmas Activities

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