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.

Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano

October 15, 2022 – February 27, 2023

Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano, brings to life the Venetian glass revival of the late nineteenth century and the artistic experimentation the city inspired for visiting artists. It is the first comprehensive examination of American tourism, artmaking, and art collecting in Venice, revealing the glass furnaces and their new creative boom as a vibrant facet of the city’s allure.

Lantern Light Village

December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17
5 – 8 p.m.

Lantern Light Village is an outdoor, free-roaming experience designed to exemplify the differences between the modern and 19th century holiday seasons. Take a journey through time as you seamlessly transition between the holidays you experience today and the holidays of the past. Enjoy festive lighting displays, live music, horse and carriage rides, fire pits, a visit from St. Nicholas, and more including holiday themed stories, crafts, and games!

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Career Day at Mystic Aquarium

December 3 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm

On Saturday, December 3rd from 10am until 2pm, Mystic Aquarium will be hosting an educational day for middle and high school students to explore the diverse world of marine careers! Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to complete a marine career scavenger hunt, get their career questions answered, participate in a panel discussion, and peek behind the scenes. The first 120 registered middle or high school students will receive free admission for one student and one adult with an entry time between 10:00am-12:00pm.


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Holiday Lights Spectacular, November 18 – January 31, 2023

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 from November 18 through the end of January, 2023. 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.

Small Business Saturday, Saturday, November 26

Shop Local this Thanksgiving weekend!

Holiday Carnival, Saturday, December 3

Join us Saturday, December 3 for our Holiday Carnival, from 12pm to 4pm!! We will have carolers in the village, along with a brass band playing holiday favorites! Santa will also be making an appearance!

Festival of Lights, Friday, December 9, 4 – 10pm

On December 9th, experience the magic of the holiday season at the Olde Mistick Village. Come stroll through walkways brilliantly lit by thousands of luminaries. With live entertainment and complimentary treats in the Meeting House, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

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Bank & Bridge Thanksgiving Eve
Wed, Nov 23, 2022 9:00 PM  Thu, Nov 24, 2022 1:00 AM
Gobble ’til you Wobble! It’s that time of year again! Grab your Friends & Family, and Bring Them in for a Fun Filled Night!

Winter Ornament Paint & Sip
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – 6:00 PM  8:00 PM
Paint by the Shore is so excited to share their NEW 2022 Ornament Workshop!! This SET OF 5 (1 layered snowy forest, 2 bears & 2 3D tree ornaments) was a joy to design, & even more fun to paint up the sample to share with you all. You’ll LOVE painting & then combining the 11 pieces to create a cohesive set for your tree this year. PLUS layered cutouts that you paint & then attach mean PERFECT edge lines for everyone. Text your favorite people to schedule a much needed night out, tap above to RSVP, & look forward to your December evening at the Brewery. Each ticket includes materials and instruction. Drinks & food are available for purchase on site. Outside food and beverages are not permitted.

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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Party of 12
Thursday, December 1, 2022 (5:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

This festive affair will be held on Thursday, December 1 and will feature an open bar and food from a variety of local restaurants. Please join us for the party of the season at The Velvet Mill (22 Bayview Ave. Stonington, CT). Awards at 5pm and then…. Wine and Dine to Your Hearts Content! And enjoy Music by SUGAR! Tickets for this year’s Party of Twelve are $125 per person. This price includes: Food and Open Bar

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Thanksgiving Grand Brunch Buffet
Thursday, November 24

Grand Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet, Hilton Mystic, November 24, 2022. Two Seatings, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Advanced Reservations Required.

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Dueling Pianos featuring Savage Pianos
Friday, November 25

Dueling Pianos by Savage Piano Troupe. Join us at Hilton Mystic on Friday, November 25 for a engaging and fantastically fun evening!

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