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Christmas

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  • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Dining In Connecticut

    Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Dining In Connecticut
    Who's open and serving on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day? These Connecticut restaurants welcome you to the holiday table, or, alternately, will do the cooking for you to serve at home. Is your restaurant serving during the holidays? Email us with...
  • Let There Be Light!

    Let There Be Light!
    I used to dread it. My mom would make us go see the Christmas lights at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven on the way home from my Grandparents house on Christmas Eve. We (my sister and I since my other sister and brother were too young to care) would...
  • Popular Holiday Apps for Kids

    Popular Holiday Apps for Kids
    Christine Taylor, Digital Platform Manager for Fox CT and The Hartford Courant, is providing the following suggestions for holiday-related apps that your kids will love! *FaceTime Call or Video Chat with Santa For the kids who get a little freaked out...
  • 'Tis The Season

    For me, the week after Thanksgiving can only mean one thing: It's time to get the Christmas tree. None of this plastic/fake stuff either. One of the biggest perks of the holiday season is the smell of a live Christmas tree in the living room. But...
  • Holiday Cheer At Santa's Village In Torrington

    Holiday Cheer At Santa's Village In Torrington
    You don't have to travel to the North Pole to visit Santa's Village this holiday season, you can have the same experience right in Torrington. Carl Bozenski's Christmas Village has been lighting up Connecticut for 64 years. The employees of Torrington's...
  • Navigating the Holidays: 6 expert tips for getting your family visits in order

    Two people. Two families. So, figuring out where to spend the holidays can get quite complicated for couples. The key is to get started early on your planning, know that you will have to compromise, and try to think of strategies that won’t leave...
  • Thanksgiving Travels

    By Jim MacPherson    Thanksgiving has a special meaning in our family. Forget "Over the river and through the woods…"  My wife was born on Thanksgiving Day, which means the holiday takes on added significance for us. As a result, we generally...
  • What to do (and don't) in Edinburgh, Scotland

    What to do (and don't) in Edinburgh, Scotland
    If you are fortunate enough to travel to the British Isles for a week, do as I say, not as I did. Scotland for a week in late December with a quick trip down to London was a revelation: sparkly, festive, not that cold, endlessly interesting. It was also...
  • Celebrating Mardi Gras, Austrian style

    Every year around this time, Sabine Schneider misses her native Austria, especially the month-long celebration known as Fasching. "There are a lot of events and balls during the season," Schneider said to a small group gathered at Kent Memorial Library's...
  • York school board chairman says board against Saturday and holiday classes

    In the midst of another winter storm the York County School Division has put its snow makeup day plan on hold, said York County School Board Chairman Mark Medford on Wednesday.  The school board met Monday evening and discussed some makeup day options...
  • Oscar race is all about timing (except when it's not)

    Oscar race is all about timing (except when it's not)
    Timing is everything in the Oscar race. Except when it's not. This year's Academy Awards field has done more than most to upend traditional rhythms of Hollywood's awards season, a normally finely-tuned red-carpet ballet. "Not my tempo" — the...