ThinkMystic for the Holidays!

Mystic is the destination for safe holiday fun with endless outdoor experiences sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. This holiday season is unlike any other, but that does not mean you have to miss out on family traditions. Special experiences are the stuff of lasting Christmas memories, and Mystic is full of them! Stroll through picturesque Mystic as you search for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list or experience one of our many outdoor holiday events.

P.S. You won’t want to miss the largest light display in southern New England right here in Mystic!!

Celebrate Bright Lights & Magical Nights at Olde Mistick Village

Olde Mistick Village has created an old fashioned Holiday Light Spectacular for you and your family. In fact, this event will be the largest holiday lights display in southern New England! Starting November 25th and through the month of January, Olde Mistick Village will be decorated with beautiful holiday lights throughout its entire campus of 40 shops and restaurants. Over a half million lights will showcase archways, trees, reindeer and elves! We have transformed Olde Mistick Village into a holiday wonderland, open every night, for the entire season.

Olde Mistick Village is your safe shopping and dining destination. Our goal is to keep our community safe, please remember face coverings are required and social distancing is maintained in our wide open campus of stores. To learn more, visit

Holiday Shopping with a Picturesque New England View 

Support your local businesses this holiday season while enjoying some of the best shopping and dining New England has to offer. With over 80 independently-owned shops and galleries you are sure to find something for everyone on your list. Not to mention, when historic downtown Mystic is decked for the holiday season it is an experience like no other!

And don’t forget to finish your day of shopping with a delicious meal at one of Mystic many dining destinations!

Experience Holiday History at Mystic Seaport Museum

Beginning December 4th, Mystic Seaport will be taking visitors back in time to Christmas’ past with their Lantern Light Village event. This outdoor, free-roaming experience is designed to exemplify the differences between the modern and 19th-century holiday seasons. Take a journey through time as you seamlessly transition between the Christmas you experience today and the Christmas of the past. Enjoy festive lighting displays, live music, horse-and-carriage rides, fire pits, a visit from St. Nicholas, and more. For more information, please visit

Fins, feathers and flukes all make for festive family fun at Mystic Aquarium this winter season!

Ring in the merriment of the holiday spending time with loved ones sharing the majesty of New England’s only snow white beluga whales, African penguins and so much more. Sip on hot chocolate, view Polar Express in 4D and simply enjoy making cherished family memories. And through November, visiting guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to share the holiday spirit with our friends at the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center.

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