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15 Festive Events Happening in Mystic This Holiday Season!

Which events are you looking forward to the most?


1. Holiday Gift Market

First peek! Come start your holiday shopping at the museum. Join us for the opening of our Holiday Gift Market to view original artwork for sale by local and regional artists, crafts, jewelry, pottery, cards, accessories and more!

Mystic Museum of Art
Thursday, November 21, 6-9pm

2. 4th Annual Santa at the Station

Enjoy coffee, fried dough, and hot chocolate while Santa sees the children.

Mystic Depot Roasters
Saturday, November 23, 1-4pm

3. Lantern Light Tours

For the 40th Anniversary of the Museum’s Lantern Light Tours, tour-goers will immediately recognize the influences of that most Victorian of Christmas tales, Charles Dickens’s 1843 A Christmas Carol.

Mystic Seaport Museum
Nov. 23, 29, Dec. 6: 5-8:30 p.m., tours begin every 15 minutes.
Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 13-15, 20-22: 5-10:00 p.m., tours begin every 15 minutes.

4. Yetter Tree Farm Opening Day

Yetter Christmas Tree Farm Mystic

The day after Thanksgiving is the traditional opening day for the tree farm on Yetter Road.

Yetter Road Christmas Tree Farm
Friday, November 29

5. Shop Small Saturday

Visit Mystic to knock some items off your holiday shopping list. Support your favorite local spots, or find new ones!

Throughout Mystic
Saturday, November 30th

6. Santa Arrives by Tugboat & Tree Lighting

Santa in Mystic

Santa Claus is coming to Downtown Mystic! Spectators flood Mystic River Park to watch Santa arrive at 2pm on a 60’ tug boat, the John Paul, to open his ears to the wishes of children waiting anxiously in line to see him. The Christmas tree in Mystic River Park will be lit at 6pm.

Mystic River Park
Saturday, November 30, 2-6pm

7. Lighted Boat Parade

Spectators flood both sides of the Mystic River to see the decorated and decked out boats pass by. The parade starts down the Mystic River around 6:20pm and returns to the Mystic River Park, where spectators and judges gather.

Mystic River
Saturday, November 30, 6pm

8. Mystic Garden Club Greens Sale

Custom made holiday items, fresh greens and decorated wreaths for sale. Customers may have the garden club designers decorate a custom wreath for them on that day. All the profits go to local community charities!

Mystic Museum of Art
Friday, Dec. 6, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

9. Holiday Carnival

Live music, performers, pet photos with Santa, great gifts, and more await at this great winter tradition!

Olde Mistick Village
Saturday, December 7, 11am-6pm

10. Northern Lights at Mystic Aquarium

This December, Mystic Aquarium lights up during Northern Lights. A sea of lights leads the way through a mesmerizing journey along the Aquarium’s outdoor pathways.

Mystic Aquarium
Grand Opening December 7
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings through January 4

11. Downtown Holiday Stroll & Luminaria

Downtown’s favorite annual holiday tradition! Enjoy the festive sounds of local choirs and specials in the shoppes. The streets will be lined with hundreds of beautiful luminaria to light your way through town.

Downtown Mystic
Tuesday, December 10, 6-9pm

12. Festival of Lights

Stroll through the walkways of Olde Mistick Village brilliantly lit by thousands of luminaries. With live entertainment and complimentary treats in the Meeting House, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

Olde Mistick Village
Friday, December 13, 5:30-9:30pm

13. Mystic SantaCon 2019

A jolly, fun, charitable bar hop in Downtown Mystic! Participating locations: Chapter One | Margaritas | Friar Tucks | Pizzetta | Harp N Hound | Water St Cafe | Engine Room | Rocks 21

Downtown Mystic
Thursday, December 19, 7pm

14. Community Carol Sing

Free Seaport admission from 10am-4pm with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

Lift your voice in song at the 72nd annual Community Carol Sing! Visitors from near and far return year after year to participate in this popular holiday carol sing.

Mystic Seaport Museum
Sunday, December 22, 2-4pm

15. New Years Eve Bash at The IRONS

Wicked Peach takes the stage at Hilton Mystic to usher in 2020! Champagne at midnight and breakfest buffet at 1am.

The IRONS at Hilton Mystic
Tuesday, December 31, 9pm





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