Friday, December 9, 2011

Enjoy the Holiday Season

The newspapers and magazines are chock-full of things to do in Connecticut during the holiday season and I'd like to join with all the other revelers out there and share some of my own favorites:

Florence Griswold Museum: "The Magic of Christmas, A Holiday Tradition."
Gillette Castle: The castle has been transformed to reflect "The Nutcracker Suite." www/ct/gov/dep/site. Click Outdoor Recreation. Click State Parks & Forests.
Mark Twain House & Museum: Variety of Christmas functions are being offered.
Mystic Seaport: Check out the popular "Annual Lantern Light Tours."
Mystic Aquarium: "Breakfast with Santa" and "Winter Waterland."
Connecticut Trolley Museum: "Winterfest."
Stamford Museum & Nature Center: Various Christmas exhibits and displays.

In addition, many of Connecticut's vineyards have organized special events and extended hours for the holidays: A sampling worth checking out:
Gouveia Vineyard (
Haight-Brown Vineyard (
Hopkins Vineyard (

For complete information on these destinations and others, check out the special price of $8.00 (half off retail) for Cruising Connecticut with a Picnic Basket purchased during the holiday season. And, remember, a personalized and autographed book is the perfect holiday gift for all your favorite people.