Winter Things To Do


Need to chase away the winter blahs? Here’s a list of fun things to do this winter:



Food and Gender Author Virtual Series by Yellow Farmhouse Education Center, exploring where our beliefs, emotional connections, and behavior patterns about food come from. See the schedule and register here. January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 16th

THRIVEcircle™ by Dana Hilmer, a group coaching circle for women that want to build their dream and love their life. Learn more and sign-up here. Starting February 14th

Winter Webinars at the Connecticut Audubon Society, including Family Owls, Finches, and Bird in Your Backyard. See webinar details here. February 1st, 8th & 16th, March 9th

Lecture Series at the Connecticut River Museum. See speakers here. February 10th, March 15th

Virtual Watercolor Class with NYC Artist Marika Hahn. More info here. February 1st-23rd



Cooking Classes at Weekend Kitchen, including The Chinese New Year, Latin Love Valentine’s Dinner, International Soups, and Sushi Rolling/Sake Martini Class. See the schedule here. January 29th, February 5th, 12th & 19th 

Cooking Classes & Dinners at White Gate Farm, including Sourdough Breads & Teas, a Tuscan Dinner, and Gluten-Free Baking & Treats. See the schedule here. February 20th & 27th, March 13th

Madison’s Annual Souper Bowl new date March 5th. Check here for details.



Transport to the French Alps at the Gondola Village at the Ocean House. See details here.

Jazzy Brunch at Old Lyme Inn. See the offerings here.

Live Music, Small Plates and Tapas at the Choo Choo Lounge in Saybrook Point Inn. Learn more here. Starting January 13th

CT Winter Wine Trail 2022 with a passport to any of the 12 participating wineries, including Bishop’s, Jonathan Edwards, Stonington and more. Find the details here. Starting January 21st

Mohegan Sun Restaurant Week. See the participating restaurants. Through January 27th

Afternoon Tea at Old Lyme Inn, including Winter’s Tea and Galentine’s Tea. See the menus. January 29th and Saturdays in February

Featured events at Parkville Market, including Friday Night Flight Night and Comedy Night. See the lineup here. January 29th

Hunters Gathering Six-Course Tasting Menu Game Dinner at Carlson’s Landing, Essex. See the menu and details here. January 29th

Vietnamese Pop-Up Lunar New Year Dinner at Grano Arso, Chester. See details here. January 31st

Seasonal Events at the Ocean House, including Valentine’s Dinner, Dinner with Conny Andersson, Artist in Residence Lorna Ritz, Crawfish Boil, and An Afternoon with Sift Bake Shop & Chef Adam Young. See the event schedule here. February 11th, 16th, 18th-20th, March 5th

Old Saybrook Chili Fest by The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce featuring chili from 20+ chefs. Find info here. February 26th

Save the date for Old Saybrook Restaurant Week, March 7th – 13th. Details here.



Health & Fitness Total Refresh (Virtual) with Nourish + Nosh and Ascend Experience. Learn more about the tiered program and sign-up here. Starting January 31st

Belly Dancing for Beginners Class at Prive Swiss Wellness. Sign-Up Here. February 2nd

Foam Roll & Release at Prive Swiss Wellness. Sign-Up Here. February 9th



Winter Performances at The Kate. See the full schedule and buy tickets here. Send your theater kids on an audition for the Missoula Children’s Theatre original adaptation of Red Riding Hood at The Kate and get tickets for the show. More info here. February 7th – 12th

Children’s Art Education Classes at Shell & Bee Studio. See the schedule and complete registration here.

A variety of workshops for big kids and adults at You, Me & the Sea. See them here.

Classes and Workshops at South of Main Art Collective (SoMA). See the offerings here.

A fun night out at Essex Paint and Sip. See the upcoming schedule here.

Winter Classes and Workshops at Guilford Art Center, including Lamp Worked Beads Workshop and Macrame Garland Workshop. See more here.

Performances at the Side Door Jazz Club. See upcoming performers.

Winter Cinema Series featuring 15+ critically acclaimed and Oscar-and-Golden Globe-nominated on a giant screen at Garde Arts Center, New London. See the series lineup. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, January-March

Winter Music Series 2022 at Stonington Vineyards showcasing the best solo acts in Connecticut. See the lineup here. Every other Saturday through April

Winter Exhibitions at Lyman Allyn Art Museum including Norman Ives: Constructions & Reconstructions, Unbeatable Women, and Locations: Recent Work by Marian Bingham. Find details about the upcoming shows here. Starting January 29th, February 5th and 26th 

Essex Winter Series Concert featuring Patricia Schuman and Simon Holt, Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, Resurgam Quartet. Learn more here. January 30th, February 20th, March 20th

A Connecticut Welcome: Exhibition by the Studio Art Quilt Associates at Guilford Art Center. Learn more here. February 4th- March 5th

Musical Masterworks Concert at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. See concert details here. February 12th & 13th, March 26th & 27th

New London County Quilts and Bedcovers at Florence Griswold Museum. See details here. Starting February 12th

Winter Events at the Connecticut Convention Center, including 40th Annual Flower & Garden Show and 90’s Con. Find out more. February 24th-27th, March 11th-13th

Performances and Events at the Shubert Theatre, New Haven, including The Choir of Man, and Banff Center Mountain Film Festival. Buy tickets here. February 4th & 25th



Winter Stonington Farmers Market at The Velvet Mill. More info here. Saturdays

2022 Winter Farmers Market at City Seed, New Haven. Vendor and Market info. Saturdays through March 26th

Winter Fayre at Maximus, Old Saybrook with 10-50% off the entire store. Learn more here. February 5th

Winter/Early Spring Guilford Farmer’s Market at Dudley Farm. Get more info. 1st and 3rd Saturdays starting February 5 thru April

Grace’s Annual Warehouse Sale, Discounts up 75% (some even more!) – sweaters, tops, dresses, pants, candles, accessories, and home decor. Visit Grace here. February 5th & 6th 



Ice Skating at the YMCA, Westerly. Find the schedule and info here.

Skating Rink at Veterans Park, Middletown. Find info here. Saturdays and Sundays through March 13th

Public Skating at Rose Garden Ice Arena, Norwich. See schedule here. Through February

Cross-Country Skiing at Winding Trails, Farmington. Find the details here.

Family fun snow activities like tubing, skiing & snowboarding, snowbiking and more at Powder Ridge, Middlefield. See the full list of activities here.

Essex Ed Parade in Essex Village, an Essex tradition since 1978. More info here. January 29th

Adult Winter Programs at the Connecticut Audubon Society, including Winter Tree Identification and Bird Walks/Owl Prowls, and Winter Walk. Find event details here. January 29th, February 12th

Ice sculpture demonstrations, games, crafts, and live music at Mystic Seaport Ice Festival. Get tickets here. February 19, 20 & 21st