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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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

    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...
  • Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies

    Orchestra leader Norman Mamey dies
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer. A conductor, producer and musical director, his accomplishments include a Grammy for an...
  • A child, a cause: the legacy of the Columbia Mall shootings

    A child, a cause: the legacy of the Columbia Mall shootings
    One year ago, all that 2-year-old Elijah Benlolo Summers knew was that his mommy didn't come home from work. Brianna Benlolo — as her frantic family would learn on that shattering Saturday — had been shot and killed that morning along with...
  • Late conductor remembered for his achievements

    Late conductor remembered for his achievements
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, is being remembered not just for his musical talent but his drive to achieve goals before his death at the age of 66 Thursday following a battle...
  • Newsmaker Q&A: Bruce Kleppinger, Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers

    Newsmaker Q&A: Bruce Kleppinger, Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers
    Even though the holiday season is over, the Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers is still celebrating with its annual Open House events. The nonprofit organization of model train devotees opens up its displays at its Bethlehem headquarters to the...