This Weekend: Holiday Train Show, Last Minute Shopping

Don't miss the Holiday Train Show at the Connecticut River Museum and "It's a Wonderful Life" at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven!


The holidays are here—and we hope you’re ready! We don’t want you spending all weekend shuffling through your attic in search of those Old Navy fleeces you hid months ago. There’s just too much holiday fun to be had this weekend, and we can’t let you miss it! Now we know you’re busy and all, but this weekend’s lineup is too good to pass up. Check out all the local holiday happenings and try to fit some into your weekend!

Of course, there is last minute shopping to do. .


WHERE/WHEN: At the Connecticut River Museum in Essex through Feb. 12.

WHY GO: Bring the whole family! If there’s not enough time before the holidays, plan a visit while the kids are home from school!

PRICING: Museum admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6.

WHERE/WHEN: Saturday at the from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHY GO: Still need a gift for the grandparents? Just throw on some festive sweaters and pick up a frame!

PRICING: Photo package prices vary.

WHERE/WHEN: Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.

WHY GO: Skip the DVD and see it live this year!

PRICING: Tickets start at $42 each.


WHERE/WHEN: is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Try to catch the Victorian Carolers while you’re there! Tanger Outlets in Westbrook are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

WHY GO: You know there’s always more shopping to do…

PRICING: Keep your eyes peeled for those last-minute sales!


Still need more to keep busy? Here are some more ideas:

: Friday’s the last day to get one! They’re $12 each. Stop by the school store or email Mya Rodowicz at mrodowicz@clintonpublic.org.

: Need to fill a space in your guest room before your in-laws arrive for the holidays? Head to the Madison Stock Exchange and enjoy 20 percent off all furniture and more great discounts.

: Skip Wal-Mart and head to the holiday sale at the Guilford Art Center for some real one-of-a-kind gifts.

: Pack the car and drive through the fantastic New Haven display! Proceeds support the Easter Seals.


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