Holiday Parades and More Fun Things To Do in Connecticut This Weekend

Share your wish list at Brunch with Santa in Middlefield and find more fun things to do in Connecticut this weekend. Photo courtesy of Lyman Orchards
Share your wish list at Brunch with Santa in Middlefield and find more fun things to do in Connecticut this weekend. Photo courtesy of Lyman Orchards

Looking for the best things to do in Connecticut this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your schedule.

Connecticut is full of holiday extravaganzas this weekend! Parades take to the streets in Niantic and Old Saybrook. Santa sightings continue as Christmas nears. You can find Santa Claus in Stamford and Mystic, and more locations around Connecticut. Kris Kringle comes to town by train at Meriden Yulefest. And take a break from the holidays at Bluey's meet & greet at CAMP in Norwalk, with crafts, dancing, and more!

Still need more things to do in Connecticut this weekend?  Explore the Best Holiday Lights Drive-Thrus and Christmas Light Shows in Connecticut. For some outdoor fun, visit the Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Connecticut for Kids and Families. And check out the Best of December: Top Things To Do in Connecticut with Kids for our favorite picks all month long.

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More Things To Do in Connecticut This Week with Kids: 

Note: Please check locations for specific details regarding Covid guidelines.

Places featured in this article:


First Congregational Church of Meriden

Downtown Old Saybrook

Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire

Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue

Downtown Niantic

Connecticut Trolley Mueum

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum

Polar Express Train Station

Steven & Alexandra Cohen Skating Center

Gorham's Pond

Redding Community Center
Winterfest at Bushnell Park in Hartford
Bushnell Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Meriden Yulefest
First Congregational Church of Meriden - 1:00 PM Pick
Festival of Lights
Olde Mystick Village - 4:00 PM Pick
Annual Santa's Farm at Indian Rock
Indian Rock Nature Preserve - 5:30 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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