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10:00 am

Learn To Skate at Winterfest

Saturday, December 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 30, 2017

Bushnell Park, Jewell Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
Free

Want to learn how to skate this winter? Head to the Winterfest rink for FREE ice-skating lessons from Champions Skating Center instructors. Lessons are open to future skaters of all ages, and the skates are free too. Skating lessons will be held on Saturdays in December. Arrive early to get your skates. All skaters must […]

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11:00 am

Winterfest Ice Skating

Saturday, December 16, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bushnell Park, Jewell Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Skate for free 7-days-a-week at the Winterfest ice rink on the east side of Bushnell Park near the Pump House. Come after work, on your lunch break or as a part of a trip downtown to see some of the city’s cultural treasures. Don’t have your own skates? Visit the Skate Shack next to the […]

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12:30 pm

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 16, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106 United States

The Nutmeg Ballet's Nutcracker returns to The Bushnell. This holiday favorite has you traveling with young Clara as she visits the enchanted Land of Sweets. Delighting audiences young and old, this annual tradition brings to life toy soldiers and dueling mice, princesses and sugarplums, performed by one of the most respected classical ballet conservatories in […]

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2:00 pm

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas

Saturday, December 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
25 - 90

The magic of Charles Dickens’ heart-warming classic returns for its 20th season. Come see Connecticut’s favorite family holiday tradition and spend some time with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they bring A Christmas Carol to life on stage. For exact show dates and times, please visit www.hartfordstage.org or […]

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Exhibit Tour of “That’s Weird”

Saturday, December 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States

“That’s weird” is a phrase staff hears all the time in galleries and on tours. Visitors often encounter collection items that are quirky, surprising, or rare. But, take a second look and weird objects can have surprising and unique histories. The CHS is excited to show off some of our funny little oddballs of history. Displaying […]

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Holiday Cirque Spectacular

Saturday, December 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106 United States

There is no better way to celebrate the season than with the magical music of the holidays performed by the HSO, set to astonishing acrobatic feats by members of the renowned Cirque de la Symphonie. Watch these amazing aerialists, contortionists, and gymnasts tumble, soar and dance on and above the stage all while the Hartford […]

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4:30 pm

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 16, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106 United States

The Nutmeg Ballet's Nutcracker returns to The Bushnell. This holiday favorite has you traveling with young Clara as she visits the enchanted Land of Sweets. Delighting audiences young and old, this annual tradition brings to life toy soldiers and dueling mice, princesses and sugarplums, performed by one of the most respected classical ballet conservatories in […]

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5:00 pm

Holiday Light Fantasia

Saturday, December 16, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until Monday, January 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Monday, January 1, 2018

Goodwin Park, Goodwin Park
Hartford, CT 06114 United States

Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season's destination. The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights. Whimsical holiday scenes, familiar characters and local tributes shine bright in larger-than-life lighted scenes and 200 individual displays. Lighted […]

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DISTRICT NIGHT

Saturday, December 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
Free

DISTRICT NIGHT is Hartford’s pop-up, block party designed to get us feeling good about where we live, work, play. Featuring: Awesome local vendors, a cozy bonfire, hot drinks by Sarah's Coffee House, cold and stiff drinks by Hog River Brewing Co., SMORES, food trucks, lawn games, good times, and friendly people. Featuring musical guests DJ […]

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7:30 pm

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas

Saturday, December 16, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 30, 2017

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One event on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:30pm

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One event on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 2:00pm

One event on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 2:00pm

Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
25 - 90

The magic of Charles Dickens’ heart-warming classic returns for its 20th season. Come see Connecticut’s favorite family holiday tradition and spend some time with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they bring A Christmas Carol to life on stage. For exact show dates and times, please visit www.hartfordstage.org or […]

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8:00 pm

An Improvised Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 16, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:00pm

One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

Sea Tea Comedy Theater, 15 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
15

Come see a hilarious retelling of Charles Dickens's Christmas classic twist! This show combines your suggestions with the improvisers’ imaginations to create a performance of A Christmas Carol like nothing you have ever seen. What if Scrooge owned a pet store? What if the Ghost of Christmas Past was a Film Noir detective? What if Tiny Tim […]

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Nutcracker Suite & Spicy

Saturday, December 16, 8:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 United States

Now in its 8th season, CONNetic Dance's original, creative, and entertaining contemporary ballet production of "The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy" features the company's signature style of fusing ballet, modern, ballroom, tap, jazz, and hip hop with a sense of humor to create a unique show that is fun and accessible for audiences of all ages […]

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