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New England Pulls Out The Stops For Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, no place does it better than New England. With picturesque town greens and old-fashioned Main Streets, sparkling cities and quaint seaside villages, it's hard to find a spot that doesn't look like it's straight out of a Currier & Ives drawing. To experience the grandeur...

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  • Old Sturbridge Hires Tinsel The Talking Christmas Tree

    Old Sturbridge Hires Tinsel The Talking Christmas Tree

    Old Sturbridge Village is a celebration of times gone by, a period-perfect re-creation of an 18th- to 19th-century village. But among the village's attractions this holiday season is a contemporary treat: a Christmas tree that talks, sings, recites poems and answers questions. Last weekend, on...

  • 'Rudolph' At Bushnell, 'Charlie Brown' At Warner

    'Rudolph' At Bushnell, 'Charlie Brown' At Warner

    "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" returns to the Bushnell in Hartford Dec. 9 to 11. The show is based on the classic Rankin-Bass stop-motion animated special about poor Rudolph and his misfit pal, Hermey. The program first aired in 1964; this live adaptation debuted just a few seasons...

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  • Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

    Behind The Scenes of Macy's Iconic Holiday Window Display

    It's an unseasonably warm November day in New York. The sky is a resplendent blue and folks strolling past Macy's in Herald Square seem to be walking a bit slower than usual — to get a peek at the retailer's holiday window display in its final stages of completion. Inside, oblivious to both the...

  • Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

    Save With Mid-Week Discounts At New England Resorts

    Winter sports are just a few snowfalls away and resorts are gearing up for the season. The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts some New England areas will experience more snow and colder temperatures this year than last, which means ski areas will be offering plenty of deals to lure folks back to the...

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  • Winter Holiday Happenings 2016

    Winter Holiday Happenings 2016

    It's the hap-happiest time of year, the season with no shortage of entertainment to put you in the holiday spirit. So here's a list, our gift to you, of the joys ahead. Music Nekita Walker and Tuba Christmas: Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. at New Britain Museum of American Art. Christmas concert performed by...

  • Latest Elphaba Takes A Unique Yellow Brick Road To 'Wicked'

    Latest Elphaba Takes A Unique Yellow Brick Road To 'Wicked'

    "This is, hands down, probably the most difficult role I will ever play," Jessica Vosk says. "It's very complex. I have to take everybody on this journey to see this character growing up over the course of three hours." The journey Vosk is talking about wends from Munchkinland to Shiz University...

  • 'Nutcracker Suite & Spicy' At Atheneum Owes Its Magic To An Angel

    'Nutcracker Suite & Spicy' At Atheneum Owes Its Magic To An Angel

    "Nutcracker Suite & Spicy," a modern-day adaptation of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, will give its seventh annual presentation Dec. 9 to 11 in Hartford. But it never would have made it past its first year in 2009 if not for a mysterious occurrence that Carolyn Paine, who created the event, referred...

  • 'Nutcracker' Claras Grow Up To Be Rockettes

    'Nutcracker' Claras Grow Up To Be Rockettes

    Megan Levinson had one wish when she turned 12. She was already starring onstage as Clara in the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular," but she wanted more. "I blew out my candles and I said, 'I hope I grow tall enough to be a Rockette,'" she recalled. Wish granted. Levinson, of North Caldwell, N.J.,...

      • Free Viewing Of 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' At The Warner Theatre

        Free Viewing Of 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' At The Warner Theatre

        Get the family into the holiday spirit with a free viewing of “The Muppet Christmas Carol” at the Warner Theatre in Torrington on Saturday, Nov. 26. Doors open at noon for visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus; the movie starts at 1 p.m. — and free popcorn is included. No tickets required, but seating...

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