5 Things To Do on Thanksgiving Weekend



Madison Turkey Trot:

Register for this 5 mile run or 2 mile family walk on Thanksgiving morning in Madison and then help yourself to an extra helping of stuffing without the guilt! madisonjc.com/events/turkey/

Santa at the Flo Gris, 11/29

The Museum’s Magic of Christmas celebrations begin with the arrival of jolly old St. Nick dressed in his Victorian finery. Here’s the perfect chance to tell the man of North Pole your Christmas wishes (and take pictures), before touring the holiday decorations throughout the Museum. Santa visits from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm. Hands-on holiday crafts in the Education Center 11am-4pm. Free with Museum admission: florencegriswoldmuseum.org

Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport:

For the 40th Anniversary of the Museum’s Lantern Light Tours, tour-goers will immediately recognize the influences of that most Victorian of Christmas tales, Charles Dickens’s 1843 A Christmas Carol. They are asked by Mallory’s Ghost to help save his partner, Mr. Blackburn, from his miserable, loveless life, which will in turn save Greenmanville from becoming an expanse of deserted shipyards. Find out more here: www.mysticseaport.org/event/lantern-light-tours

Concert at The Kate to Benefit Shoreline Soup Kitchen, Friday 11/29

With an emphasis on melody, lyricism and harmony The Meadows Brothers, Ebin-Rose Trio, Moving Target, Lauren Agnelli & friends, Hugh Birdsall, and Carter Gowrie & Friends will gather for a concert at The Kate to raise funds for The Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries. All ticket and CD proceeds will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Gowrie Group Challenge which directly benefits The Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries.  Tickets: www.katharinehepburntheater.org

Maynard’s Greenhouse Holiday Shop: 

Opening of annual xmas shop at Maynards: Carol Maynard’s fantasy holiday shop comes to life for a few short weeks every year. Find tinsel and trimmings, baubles and bells, ribbons,  festoons and everything holiday here. Trees, wreaths and roping, too. www.maynardgreenhouse.com. 89 Ingham Hill Road, Old Saybrook 


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Photo courtesy of The Florence Griswold Museum