With exciting activities and special events all year round at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport Museum, Olde Mistick Village and Downtown Mystic, it’s always a great time to Sea Mystic.

With exciting activities and special events all year round at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport Museum, Olde Mistick Village and Downtown Mystic, it’s always a great time to Sea Mystic.

Wintertide (President’s Day Weekend – Sat., Feb. 17 – Mon. Feb. 19)
Shake off that cabin fever and celebrate the great outdoors in New England with 3 days of frosty fun at Mystic Seaport Museum! Featuring reindeer, sleigh dogs, ice sculpture demonstrations, family activities, a show by the Treworgy Planetarium, tasty hot cocoa and s’mores by Schaefer’s Spouter Tavern, and the Seaport’s ongoing Oceanus and Spineless exhibitions, the weekend is sure to be great!

Whether you choose to chill on the waterfront, or warm up next to a toasty fire, visitors of all ages will find so many ways to make memories at Mystic Seaport Museum during Wintertide! Be sure to secure your tickets online today!

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Sea School Preschool Open House (Tues., Feb. 20 @ 10:00 A.M.)
Are you or someone you know looking for an outstanding preschool program? The Mystic Aquarium’s Sea School Preschool is the first and only licensed preschool in an AZA-accredited aquarium! Join them for an Open House on Tuesday, February 20th from 10:00-11:30am or from 2:30-4:00pm to learn more about this unique preschool program and to see their classroom and outdoor green play space. Advance form submissions are required to attend and can be completed online.

Read Across America (Sat., Feb. 24 @ 10:00 A.M.)
Mystic Aquarium welcomes families to join them along with student teachers from all across Connecticut for a morning of special activities in celebration of Read Across America! Explore several stations in their Main Gallery, each featuring an engaging activity inspired by a picture book. Learn about some of the famous ambassador animals featured in books and then visit their habitats at Mystic Aquarium! All activities are included with general admission!

Freezin’ For A Reason (Sun., Feb. 25 @ 11:30 A.M.)
Join the Mystic Aquarium in their annual Freezin’ For A Reason event, and take the plunge into the icy waters of the Long Island Sound to support their Animal Rescue Program. Between the plunge at Esker Point Beach and delicious food provided by the The Fisherman Restaurant, this community event is sure to be a fun-filled day!

For more details, be sure to visit the Mystic Aquarium’s website.

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Holiday Lights Spectacular

The Holiday Lights Spectacular returns to Olde Mistick Village! The largest holiday light display in southern New England is FREE to the public and will run through the end of January, 2024. Over a half-million lights will decorate the Olde Mystic Village square of shops and restaurants for families and holiday enthusiasts to enjoy. Parking is also free. Stroll around the Village with your leashed pet even after stores and restaurants are closed. Extended holiday hours will also start on Saturday, November 18th.  Olde Mistick Village will be open until 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, now through December 23rd.

Cabin Fever Charity Chowder Cook Off
The popular annual Cabin Fever Charity Chowder Cook Off returns to Olde Mistick Village on Saturday, February 24th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm

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Super Bowl Party Catering (Sun., Feb. 11)
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner! Don’t stress thinking about cooking that day when Bank & Bridge has you covered! Check to preview their menu and place your orders ahead!

Trivia Night – Mondays 6:30-9pm
Happy hour every week – Mon-Thurs 3-6pm 
Live music with Izzy Malek – Every Thursday 5pm

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Easter Brunch (Sun., Mar. 31)
Mark your calendars for Hilton Mystic’s annual Easter Day Brunch! Details TBA.

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