Celebrating Thanksgiving in and around New Haven, CT
Finally, the last of the trick-or-treaters have come and gone in CT. Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, many CT towns decreed November 10 – the 10th! – as the sanctioned trick or treating night. But now, with the last of our Tootsie Pops headed out the door, we are looking ahead to Thanksgiving. The New Haven area has a variety of interesting, fun and kid-friendly holiday events…so we’ll be hopping on the Merritt Parkway and heading to New Haven for some Thanksgiving fun!
Fantasy of Lights, New Haven, CT
Beginning November 16th, visit Lighthouse Point Park to see the spectacular holiday light display. The annual display will be open Sunday – Thursday from 5pm-9pm, and Fridays and Saturday nights from 5pm-10pm. The entry price is $10/car.
2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven, CT, 06512, 203.777.2000
Yale Bulldogs Game, New Haven, CT
We love watching college sports! Go see the Yale men’s basketball team play Army on Saturday, November 24th at 2pm. Or check out the women’s team as they play Houston on Saturday, November 17th at 7pm. Tickets run $8-10.
Payne Whitney Gymnasium, 70 Tower Parkway, New Haven, CT, 06511, 203.432.1400
Turkey Trouble Holiday Drama Workshop, Milford Public Library, Milford, CT
Register your child to come and act out a funny Thanksgiving story and make a holiday craft.
57 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT, 06460, 203.782.3312
Thanksgiving Craft, Beacon Falls, CT
Saturday, November 17th, kids in grades K-5 are welcome to come to the Beacon Falls Library and make a pilgrim hat centerpiece for their Thanksgiving table. Visit the library’s website to register for this free event.
10 Maple Avenue, Beacon Falls, CT, 06403, 203.729.1441
Cooking Class for Teens and Tweens, Trumbull CT
Who couldn’t use more help in the kitchen over Thanksgiving? Send your tween (or teen) to this no bake cooking class at the Trumbull Library. Friday, November 16th, from 3-4:40. Participants make both an apple pie and apple crisp, and need to bring an 8” square glass baking dish. Register in advance - space is very limited!
33 Quality Street, Trumbull, CT 06611, 203.452.5197
Nutcracker Breakfast, Hamden, CT
November 17th enjoy a Nutcracker Breakfast – complete with performances and appearances from the characters of the Nutcracker Ballet. Seatings are at 8, 9 and 10, and tickets are $10/adult (or $8/adult in advance), and $5/child (ten and under).
Knights of Columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT, 06518, 203.699.8888