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Top Spots To Go Caroling In Connecticut

December 6, 2013 7:00 AM

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Grab your coat and head outdoors for caroling events this December in Connecticut. Christmas caroling is a popular way to spread cheer this holiday season and join your community. Across Connecticut, churches, establishments and even a popular food store are hosting special events with caroling and hymns. Bring family, friends and children to sing along to your favorite holiday songs.

The Mayflower Inn
118 Woodbury Road, Route 47
Washington, CT 06793
(860) 868-9466
www.mayflowerinn.com

Date: Dec. 20, 2013

Join the traditional Christmas caroling event at the Shakespeare Gardens at The Mayflower Inn. The fun kicks off from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 20, 2013. Join families at the South Lawn and embark in classic Christmas songs outdoors. It is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer with your family and friends. Be sure to pack a hat and gloves to stay warm. This free event will also feature hot cocoa and warm milled wine.

Haddam Neck Congregational Church
408 Quarry Hill Road
Haddam Neck, CT 06424
(860) 267-4255
www.haddamneckcongregationalchurch.org

Date: Dec. 24, 2013

An annual candlelight Christmas Eve mass will be held on December 24, 2013 at the Haddam Neck Congregational Church. The congregation is located in Haddam Neck, Connecticut. The church welcomes all to partake and celebrate Christmas. Join church and community members in Christmas carols and hymns. Candles will be provided when you arrive. It is a magical sight to see as the church illuminates in song and candlelight.

Valley Presbyterian Church
21 W. Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 775-2624
www.valleypresct.org

Date: Dec. 22, 2013

The Valley Presbyterian Church can be found just past Whisconier Middle School in Brookfield, Connecticut. This year, the church is hosting a caroling social event. On Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests are welcome to join in the fun. Features of the event include singing favorite Christmas carols, sipping on hot cocoa and feasting on delicious cookies. The caroling event is open to members and non-church members to spread holiday cheer.

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Stew Leonard’s
3475 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06111
(860) 760-8100
www.placesforkidsct.com

Date: Dec. 13, 2013

Stew Leonard’s has been featuring holiday events for children through the month of December. On Friday, December 13, 2013, its featured event is the Elf Workshop Family Fun Night. This free holiday event is for children of all ages and the best part is it comes at no cost. The main attraction will be Christmas caroling and holiday themed games. Milk and cookies will be served free of charge. The fun kicks off at 6:30 p.m. If you need to do some last-minute shopping, drop your kids off at Stew Leonard’s on December 20 for the Kris Kringle Holiday Jingle. The kids will be entertained with crafts, games and a pizza party while you shop.

Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
300 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 510-0473
www.katharinehepburntheater.org

Date: Dec. 15, 2013

Join in at the annual Christmas tradition at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. It will be featuring the Sing Along Messiah event on Sunday, December 15, 2013 starting at 4 p.m. Guests are invited to sing along with professionals of the the Cappella Cantorum. Admission to this event comes at a cost of $10 per person.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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