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5 THINGS TO DO IN CONNECTICUT (DECEMBER 02 - DECEMBER 11)

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

mid-November–early January • event

The most spectacular holiday lights festivals and displays around the state

New Haven Fantasy of Lights

New Haven Fantasy of Lights

November 18–December 31, 2021 • event

A beautiful light display near an old lighthouse in Southern New England

Kent Falls State Park

Kent Falls State Park

all year round (best in March–October) • nature

Enjoy the beauty of several hiking trails up and around the magnificent gush of water

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

late April–December  • activity

Step back in time to 1892 Essex Station to embark on an unbelievable 2.5-hour journey

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Hammonasset Beach State Park

all year round • nature

How about roaming along the state's longest shoreline park?

9 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

unconfirmedAugust 2022 • event

One of the largest ballooning events in the Northeast

Durham Fair

Durham Fair

out of rangeSeptember 23–26, 2021 • event

The largest agricultural fair with plenty of entertainment in the state

Goshen Fair

Goshen Fair

out of rangeSeptember 4–6, 2021 • event

One of the oldest and largest fairs in Connecticut

Connecticut Fall Foliage

Connecticut Fall Foliage

out of rangelate September–early November • nature

The glorious change of season transforms Connecticut

Cicada Mania

Cicada Mania

out of rangeMay–mid-June • nature

A billionth population of American cicadas come out during final weeks in their lives to rejoice in a huge mating par

New England Christmas Festival

New England Christmas Festival

out of rangeNovember 4–6, 2022 • event

A holiday tradition for superb gift shopping

Helen S Kaman Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park

Helen S Kaman Rose Garden at Elizabeth Park

out of rangemid-June–early July • nature

Take in an incomparable fragrance while exploring the pathways of the third-largest rose garden in the USA

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 29–31, 2021 • event

The state of Connecticut turns red, white, and blue

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangelate September–late October • event

New England's cemeteries and graveyards invite you for a tour

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