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I have crossed over. Dreams of elegant parties and midnight champagne toasts have been replaced with longing for easy bedtimes and a good night's sleep. But it feels wrong not to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another without some sort of revelry. Happily, there's no shortage of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve together as a family: no baby sitter required! Whether you're interested in bowling or skating (ice or roller), museums or light shows, there's something for everyone. The First Night events in Hartford and Westport offer a little bit of everything including fireworks, music, and more.
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All of us at Mommy Poppins hope you are enjoying the season with your family and friends, and we wish you the happiest of holidays. You may still have gifts to be wrapped (or--gulp--located) and stockings to be hung, but there are many ways to get out and celebrate the wonder that is Christmas in Connecticut. There is all kinds of fun going on all weekend. even on Christmas Day, whether you're looking to enjoy the splendor of the season, sing some carols, do a little skating, hit the slopes, or more. For more suggestions see our list of 20 Things to Do with the Kids on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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My kids are older and reasonably self-sufficient when it comes to snow clothes, but after one weekend of bundling everyone into boots and snow pants and gloves, I find myself giving thanks to the plethora of indoor party spaces we have at our disposal in Connecticut. From trampolines to laser tag to cooking, we've got plenty of places to go that are toasty and warm and don't require additional wardrobe layers. In addition to award-winning birthday parties, most of these venues offer workshops or other drop in events that are just the thing to keep the kids entertained on even the coldest and grayest of days.
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Generally speaking, the streets of Connecticut empty out for the Christmas holiday, with most restaurants and shops staying closed for the day, but in case you're looking for a home cooked meal alternative or just an excuse to get out of the house for a few hours (did I say that?), we've rounded up some of our favorite Christmas Day meals in Fairfield County. And we've listed restaurants open in the Hartford area as well as Litchfield County.
You'll want to make reservations soon, particularly if you have a large group, and take note that not all prix fixe menus offer a lower-priced children's alternative. And maybe after dinner, plan to check out the Christmas lights in one of these areas.
All of us here at Mommy Poppins CT wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you enjoy the company of family and friends and have safe and easy travels if you are on the road this holiday weekend.
After the turkey and stuffing are but a distant and delicious memory, we've got plenty of activities to keep you busy including holiday lights, outdoor fun, and a chance to visit with Santa in Greenwich, Bethel, Niantic, and more. As always, you can find our recommendations for kids of all ages in our event calendar, which is updated frequently this busy time of year. Make sure that you subscribe to our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram so that you won't miss out on any fun.
Enjoy the holiday weekend!
There is something magical about a holiday light display. Generation after generation have made a ritual of going to see the displays each season. I have so many fun memories of bundling up in the backseat and driving around town searching for the best Christmas lights in town. New Haven has its Fantasy of Lights, Fairfield has several houses that make the holidays special, and Hartford has a huge list of special places to visit.