In Mystic, CT, there no season more magical than Christmas. With cold weather, merry faces, and exciting seasonal activities, our New England town is a great place to spend the holidays! If you’re looking for unique things to do this winter, then the Mystic Seaport Christmas celebration is for you. Enjoy enchanting lantern tours, carolers, beautifully decorated homes, and more! Read on for details and download our free Vacation Guide for additional holiday ideas. Our guide has recommendations for local restaurants, events, shops, and indoor/outdoor adventures.
Top Mystic Seaport Christmas Events to Add to Your Calendar
Lantern Light Tours
Take a journey back in time to Christmas Eve, 1876, when you embark on a Mystic Seaport Lantern Light Tour. Begin your journey aboard a horse-drawn carriage and ride to six different locations to watch individual acts from The Nutcracker. You can even roam through a winter fantasia (spirited circle dance)! Tours are 90 minutes long and include all kinds of musical surprises. You might even get the chance to meet Santa, so be on the lookout!
Holiday Magic is a must-see when you visit Mystic for Christmas, especially if you are traveling with your family! The Holiday Magic features a variety of fun activities that showcase the magic of the holiday season. Take a “Family Christmas at Sea” tour on the historic vessel Charles W. Morgan, or enjoy fun arts and crafts. You can even participate in workshops, attend a magic show, and much more!
Traditional Holiday Bake
Another excellent Mystic Seaport Christmas event is the deliciously fun Holiday Bake, where you can learn how to make traditional pies, cookies, and other recipes. At the end of class, you’ll create recipe cards in an antique printing press to bring home with you! This will make a wonderful addition to your scrapbook!
Tip: Make sure you check out the Community Carol Sing event! We can’t think of anything more Christmassy than carolers in the snow.
Christmas at the Newport Mansions
If you can’t get enough of Christmas in Mystic, we encourage you to add Christmas at the Newport Mansions to your vacation itinerary! You can tour three historic mansions: the Breakers, the Elms, and the Marble House. Marvel at the glittering decorations and sparkly ornaments in some of the most stunning displays you’ve ever seen. The Christmas trees are a sight to behold, too, and they provide an ideal backdrop for your holiday pictures! The houses are open for tours every Saturday from November to early January.
Spend the Holidays at Stonecroft Country Inn!
This year, spend Christmas in the countryside near Mystic, Connecticut, at Stonecroft Country Inn! Our bed and breakfast is perfect for a cozy winter getaway. With comfortable rooms, outstanding amenities, and a delectable breakfast, you’ll love spending time at our treasured inn.
Browse our accommodations and pick the one you’d like to stay in! Take a look at our stunning Briar Rose Suite, for example. The warm colors and wooden furniture are ideal for a winter stay and provide you with comfort and charm all at once! Relax in the whirlpool tub, enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace, and get a good night’s sleep in the dreamy canopy bed. Then, wake up in the morning and gaze out of the frost-covered windows. Before you brave the cold in search of your next adventure, make sure you join us for a delicious homemade breakfast in the dining room!