in your hot chocolate? Rum in the egg nog?
the full experience of holiday magic ... try Christmas in Connecticut.
holidays, the state becomes a snow-covered fantasy land of light,
music and family attractions throughout the season, beginning
with the capital at Hartford lit up like a Christmas tree.
DID YOU KNOW? Connecticut Christmas fun facts
NYC 1999: Thanks, Connecticut!.
• The tallest Christmas tree ever to adorn Rockefeller Christmas was a 100-foot Norway spruce from Killingworth, CT in 1999.
• "Christmas in Connecticut" is a holiday classic, but the cast and crew never once set foot inside the state. The screwball comedy (starring Barbara Stanwyck) was shot entirely in Hollywood at Warner Brothers Studios during the summer of 1944.
• Today, Connecticut boasts the most Christmas tree farms in New England with 490.
• The odds of a white Christmas in Connecticut? Historically, there's a 90% chance of a white Christmas in some areas of northern Connecticut, plummeting to about 20% the closer you get to the shoreline.
More information about Christmas in Connecticut around the Web:
Holiday Light Fantasia - The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights.
Christmas at Mystic Seaport - Information on the complete calendar
of holiday events including the annual Lantern Light Tours, community
carol sing, and the year-end Holiday Magic show under the Planetarium
Stream Train - North Pole Express - All aboard this special
nighttime excursion for a visit with Santa, story readings, sing
alongs, hot chocolate and more, beginning in late November and
continuing throughout the holidays. Make your reservations online.
Griswold Museum Holiday Events - The stately mansion in
Old Lyme with information on their annual Christmas program including
Christmas craft projects, horse drawn rides with Santa, and Teddy
Bear Tea Parties for toddlers.