Holiday Events in Mystic, CT

Holiday Events in Mystic


Historic, charming, and entirely lovable, there’s nothing like spending time in Mystic, CT during the holidays. With the village covered in twinkling lights, a stroll along the river is more magical than ever before — can you taste the gingerbread and hear the carols yet? Get into the brightest holiday spirit with fun and festive events right here in town! From a lighted boat parade to classic caroling, Mystic certainly knows how to do the holidays right. Take a look at our list of holiday happenings this year: 


November 21: Broadway Ave Holiday Stroll 


What better time to shop local for your family and friends than the holidays? Support and enjoy the irresistible charm of the women-owned stores along Broadway Ave and stop into MBar for soup and a signature cocktail. 


November 23: Lantern Light Tours at the Mystic Seaport


Starting on Saturday, November 23, Mystic Seaport will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its beloved Lantern Light Tours with “traveling” performances of A Christmas Carol. What’s the opposite of “bah humbug”?


November 30: Holiday Lighted Boat Parade on the Mystic River


Come on down to the Mystic River to watch the regal, decorated ships pass by and compete for most spirited! The only admission requirement is a toy or coat donation to Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. 


December 6: A Mystic Christmas


Who doesn’t love the magic of the Mystic Aquarium? Venture over for a free holiday event (with the donation of a non-perishable food item) and enjoy the serenades of Saxophone Santa with the little ones.


December 12: Holiday Craft Party


Shake up your usual happy hour with a little creativity! Come for crafts at the Mystic Museum of Art and stay for holiday shopping in the Holiday Market. There will be eggnog cocktails, wine, sweet treats, and more. 


December 13: Festival of Lights at Olde Mistick Village Mystic


Get ready to be wowed by the spirit of the holidays at Olde Mistick Village, which will be decorated with beautiful lights and offer a full schedule of live entertainment and treats in the Meeting House.


December 21: Boozy Brunch + Holiday Carriage Tour


What better way to welcome the week of Christmas than with a festive toast? Enjoy brunch and winter cocktails, holiday shopping, a horse-drawn carriage tour, and so much more down at Mystic Seaport.


December 22: Community Carol Sing


If there’s anything that reflects the true heart of the holidays, it’s a classic Christmas carol. Stop by to join in on the 71st annual Community Carol Sing with your friends, neighbors, and visitors from near and far. 


From all of us at EG Home, happy a wonderful holiday season!