Kids might say presents are the best part of the holidays, but we parents know that special experiences are the stuff of lasting Christmas memories. Across Connecticut, plenty of towns and businesses are planning (and in some cases, reimagining) holiday and Christmas events and activities to combine safe social distancing with festive family fun. New for 2020, you can hit drive-thru holiday light displays in Bristol and Wallingford, walk through a Winter Wonderland at the zoo, or take a reindeer-guided train ride. Here are some of the holiday happenings we are putting on our calendars this year.
For an extra-special day trip or weekend getaway in November or December, see our list of 25 Must-Do Christmas Events and Activities in New England with Kids, and keep tabs on our Connecticut Holiday Fun Guide for top toy lists, Elf on the Shelf ideas, and more activities to do with kids around the state.