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Mystic holiday events begin on November 25th with a full sleigh of festivities Downtown that you won’t want to miss. Find details here and discover more to do and where to shop for the remainder of 2023!
Lighted Boat Parade (Nov 25th)
Join the festivities as spectators flood both sides of the Mystic River to watch the parade shortly after 6pm!
Santa & Holiday Tree Lighting (Nov 25th)
Santa arrives by tugboat to visit with children in Mystic River Park at 2pm, followed by the lighting of the tree at 6pm.
6th Annual Santa Paddle & Toy Drive (Nov 25th)
A fun holiday event for spectating! Watch as Santas and other holiday-themed paddlers parade the Mystic River.
Mystic Aquarium’s Home for the Holidays – Lights Extravaganza
(Select Dates Nov 24th-Dec 30th)
This year, experience a holiday lights event like no other!
Stonington Lobster Trap Tree (Nov 25th – Jan 7th)
3rd annual display at Stonington Town Dock
Downtown Holiday Stroll & Luminaria (Dec 5th)
Stroll the festive streets of Historic Downtown Mystic and listen to the carolers rejoice in the holiday spirit as Santa makes his way through the hustle and bustle!
Lantern Light Village at Mystic Seaport Museum
(select dates in December)
An outdoor, self-guided experience for the whole family, designed to exemplify the differences between the modern and 19th century holiday seasons.
Holiday Lights Spectacular at Olde Mistick Village(through the end of January)
The largest holiday light display in southern New England with over a half-million lights! Free to the public.
Mystic Garden Club Greens Sale (Dec 1st – 2nd)
Custom made holiday items, fresh greens and decorated wreaths for sale at Union Baptist Church. Shop ahead online until the 26th. The profits from the Greens Sale go towards community grants and scholarships!
Like New Holiday Book Sale at Mystic & Noank Library
(Nov 27th – Dec 2nd)
The Friends will once again host this annual sale of like new books and gifts along with a variety of gently used holiday items and decorations.
Holiday Wreath & Decorative Evergreen Workshops
(Dec 1st or 2nd)
Create a beautiful wreath, kissing ball or centerpiece for your home with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center.
Community Carol Sing and Free Admission (Donations Accepted) at Mystic Seaport Museum
The 76th Annual Community Carol Sing
Breakfast with Santa at Hilton Mystic
Bring your little ones and watch their eyes light up as they enjoy a delicious breakfast with the one and only Santa Claus himself! Tickets required.
New Year’s Eve Bash with Wicked Peach at Hilton Mystic
Ring in the New Year at Hilton Mystic!
Mystic Shopping for the Holidays
Tidal River Clothing Co. – Receive $10 in GC for every $100 purchased. Free canvas tote bag with qualifying purchase. Open 9-9 on the weekend.
Mystic Knotwork – Shop the most festive, handmade nautical knot ornaments!
Adventure Mystic – Holiday sales start Friday at 12pm. Save big on clothing, snowboard gear and SUP accessories.
Yetter Road Tree Farm – Find your perfect tree on 16 acres of farm in Mystic. Also, shop wreaths, eat donuts and listen to Saxophone Santa!
MMoA Museum Store Holiday Gift Market – Venture off the beaten path for your holiday gift needs with an inspiring and unforgettable selection of fine art, crafts, jewelry, accessories, and more at Mystic Museum of Art.
Like New Holiday Book Sale at Mystic & Noank Library – The Friends will once again host this annual sale of like new books and gifts along with a variety of gently used holiday items and decorations (Nov 27th – Dec 2nd)