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Essex Steam Train Santa Special
Nov 24th, 2017 to Dec 23rd, 2017
Essex, CT

All aboard the Santa Special for a one-of-a-kind, daytime holiday experience. Make sure you’re camera-ready for that special moment when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit each child! Enjoy the spirit of the season as you relax with family and friends aboard festive railway cars adorned with vintage decorations. Rudolph and Pablo the Penguin will be on board to spread holiday cheer and each child receives a small holiday gift from Santa’s Elves!

Tickets are $24/coach, $40/first class (individual armchair seats with cash beverage service). Reindeer Breakfast upgrade is available on Santa Special days from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for $15 adults / $5 children (age 1-6).

DATES: Fri- Sun, November 24-26, Sat & Sunday December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23.
TIME: Departure times: 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 1 p.m. Reindeer Breakfast avail. starting at 8:30 a.m.

Festival of Lights - Historic Wickford Village, Rhode Island
Nov 30th, 2017 to Dec 03rd, 2017
Wickford, RI

Several days of holiday celebration in this picturesque Rhode Island coastal town. Santa arrives at the town dock aboard the Sea Princess, led by kayaks from The Kayak Centre. Enjoy the tree lighting and hayrides with Santa. Shops are open until 9pm!

Nov 30th, 2017 to Dec 10th, 2017
Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Cape Porpoise, ME

The charming seaside village of Kennebunkport, Maine, was voted America’s #2 Christmas town by Home and Garden Television (HGTV)! Christmas Prelude is a magical season of shopping and special events including a champagne reception, candlelight caroling, tree lightings, arts & crafts shows, 12 music programs, a pancake breakfast, lobster bake, the arrival of Santa by lobster boat and much more. Shops offer extended hours and many provide special treats to celebrate the season.

Christmas in Newport
Dec 01st, 2017 to Dec 31st, 2017
Newport, RI

The Christmas in Newport celebration boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar. In a community collaboration, clear bulbs illuminate Newport’s scenic harbor and wharves, the restored colonial homes in the Point and Historic Hill sections, and the Victorian splendor of Bellevue Avenue. The lights are meant to recapture the candlelit holidays of bygone days. Take a Holiday Lantern Tour, buy gifts at harborside shops or the Christmas Bazaar and enjoy one of the many holiday concerts.

Dec 01st, 2017 to Dec 31st, 2017
Hildene: The Lincoln Family Home – Manchester, VT

Closed Dec. 24, 25, and 26 — Come see a Victorian Christmas as Robert and Mary Lincoln celebrated it when they stayed at Hildene through the holiday season in 1909. Hildene was the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Enjoy the holiday season in the scenic Shires Region of Vermont and shop at the nearby upscale Manchester Designer Outlets.

Christmas in Salem: Historic House Tours
Dec 01st, 2017 to Dec 03rd, 2017
Salem, MA

Explore 18th and 19th century homes decorated for the holidays, all within easy walking distance. Enjoy free trolley service, dining and shopping discounts, special museum offers, concerts, lectures, theater and movie tie-ins, wine tasting and more.