Breakfast with Santa, before he gets too busy! Photo courtesy of Lyman Orchards
Breakfast with Santa, before he gets too busy! Photo courtesy of Lyman Orchards

Things To Do in Connecticut this Weekend: Santa Breakfasts, Heights and Lights, Tree Festivals

So you survived the annual Thanksgiving gatherings and our first winter storm! Now we begin the holiday season in earnest, and what a wonderful season it is for families. If you haven't seen the reindeer in Greenwich or taken advantage of free ice skating in the park in Hartford, it's time to get out there! Marvel at a skyscraping Santa at Height and Lights in Stamford or gorgeous greenery at Christmas tree festivals in Hartford or Fairfield. Finally, when night falls, head out to one of the many light displays in the state with this handy list of our favorite home Christmas light displays.

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Bushnell Park
Trinity Street at Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Burr Homestead
739 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

Railroad Museum of New England
242 East Main Street
Thomaston, CT 06787

Hubbard Park
1000 West Main Street
Meriden , CT 06451

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

Shoreline Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue United States
Bridgeport, CT 06610

Blue Slope Farm
138 Blue Hill Rd
Franklin, CT 06254

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses
437 North Street
Greenwich, CT

Flamig Farm
7 Shingle Mill Road
West Simsbury, CT 06092-2311

Eli Whitney Museum
915 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517

Downtown Storrs
1 Royce Circle
Storrs, CT 06268

Danbury Library Plaza
Danbury, CT

Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams Street Exit 83 off of I-95
New London, CT 06320

Olde Mistick Village
27 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355

Bethlehem Town Green
Route 132 and Route 61
Bethlehem, CT

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

Downtown Ridgefield
Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
211 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109

JAM
203 Liberty Square
Norwalk, CT 06855

Mohegan Sun Arena
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382

Downtown Stamford
Landmark Square and Latham Park
Stamford, CT

Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road
Middlefield, CT 06455

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Rd
Stamford, CT 06903

Sarah Noble Intermediate School
25 Sunny Valley Road
New Milford, CT 06776

Osbornre Homestead Museum
500 Hawthorne Ave.
Derby, CT 06418

Ansonia Nature Center
10 Deerfield Road
Ansonia, CT 06401

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06510

The Gunnery
99 Green Hill Road
Washington, CT 06793