Connecticut, Mystic, Weekend

Christmas in Mystic

Almost every month I’ve found myself in Mystic recently and I’m not complaining.  The holiday season makes this little town that much more magical.  Coors and I met up for a stroll through the village for some last minute gifts then grabbed dinner at our favorite restaurant, The Daniel Packer Inne.  I can’t believe that we are only a few days away from Christmas.  I’m not anywhere near finished with shopping and I have a whole lot of baking and travel ahead of me in the next few days.  While I love the holidays it always feels like a rush and that I never get to enjoy all the fun things going on.  Getting a chance to stroll through the village and hang out with a good friend was a nice break.

This year we were finally able to get tickets to Mystic Seaport’s Lantern Light Tour before they sold out thanks to Coors’s mom.  We had such a great time at the Halloween Tour that I’ve been looking forward to the Christmas one since.  Our tour was late, but we lucked out getting the best guide, Fritz.  It was a night filled with horse drawn carriage rides, climbing aboard hundred year old vessels, homemade gingerbread cookies and dancing to fiddles with a “prince” and giant mice.  Once you get past the entrance to the seaport village phone/cameras are prohibited.  Let me say that even if I could share pictures or went on and on writing nothing could do justice to the amount of fun and magic experienced that night.

Hope you’re all enjoying the holidays as much as I am!  What holiday activities have you been doing?  Any good day trip suggestions?

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  • Reply Jen B

    Hi Kate, It sounds like you are as far behind as I am. How did Christmas sneak up so fast?!? Love your pictures… and Drawbridge Ice Cream. We visited a few of these places a couple of years ago. I was going to see if you might have some suggestions for me. In February, we are going to be in Waterbury. My husband will be working for most of the days, but I will be free to explore with my 2 sons (11 and 8). Any suggestions?

    December 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm
    • Reply Kate Maccio

      Waterbury can be a little seedy in certain places but the 84 runs right through town so it’s easy access for travel! I love the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk which is on the shore, near Waterbury is the New Britain Museum of Art (personal favorite). Short trip east on the 84 will take you to West Hartford and Hartford. In West Hartford is The Noah Webster House, Mark Twain House, and shopping. In Hartford is the Connecticut Science Center and great food like Bears BBQ. If you want to be active you can snow tube at Woodbury Ski Area and there’s an indoor trampoline park in Bethel, CT. If you feel up for a trip Mystic is about an hour away and UCONN is always fun to visit too! Best tool is they have a lot of great ideas and that’s where I get a lot of inspiration! Enjoy your holidays!

      December 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    How fun! Looks like such a magical place to visit!

    December 22, 2016 at 7:31 pm
    • Reply Kate Maccio

      It really is! I feel spoiled getting to go so often!

      December 22, 2016 at 9:59 pm

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