How to Celebrate a Mystic Seaport Christmas

Enjoying Mystic Seaport ChristmasChristmas comes only once a year, bringing with it colder weather, merry faces, and seasonal festivities.  If you’re looking for some unique holiday activities this winter, come and experience a Mystic Seaport Christmas and all it has to offer during this magical time of the year!

About Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea

This institution was formed in 1929 with one goal in mind: to save America’s seafaring artifacts before they disappeared into history.  Today, Mystic Seaport stands as America’s leading maritime museum and has expanded to cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut, a beautiful and historic town.  The grounds of this historically rich organization include a 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, exhibit halls, and artifact storage.  The staff of Mystic Seaport includes scholars of all varying skills and knowledge, creating an educational atmosphere for this prestigious museum.  Classes and events are held regularly for the entertainment and education of the public.

Some of the Best Mystic Seaport Christmas Events this Year

Mystic Newport is proud to present several Christmas themed events this holiday season to get their guests in the Christmas spirit!  Some are ongoing throughout the winter months; others are for limited dates only.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

Ongoing Events

Here are some of the best ongoing events happening in and around the Mystic Seaport!

November 20th, 2016 – January 31, 2017: Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 25th – December 23rd: Lantern Light Tours

November 19th – January 2nd, 2017: Christmas at the Newport Mansions

Upcoming Events

Don’t miss these amazing activities!

November 19th: Traditional Holiday Bakes

This class will be a lesson in baking AND in history!  The Mystic Seaport staff will be demonstrating how to make traditional pies, cookies, and other recipes in a hands-on environment.  You’ll be able to take home recipe cards as well – printed on their antique printing press!

December 18th: Community Carol Sing

An essential element of a Mystic Seaport Christmas is caroling, undoubtedly a surefire way to get into the Christmas spirit and have fun with friends and other community members!  This traditional singing, led by choral director Jamie Spillane and backed by a brass quartet, will begin at the Greenmanville Church at 2:00pm on December 18th.  Read all the details about Community Carol Sing so you don’t miss a second of this festive event!

December 26th, 2016 – January 1st, 2017: Holiday Magic

A can’t-miss event at the Mystic Seaport, Holiday Magic features all kinds of activities to celebrate the conclusion of the holiday season. Some of the events that will take place during this time is a “Family Christmas at Sea” tour on a historic vessel, arts and crafts, a magic workshop, and much more!

Come Stay at Stonecroft Country Inn!

Located in the peaceful countryside near Mystic Connecticut, Stonecroft Country Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast perfect for a cozy winter getaway. With comfortable rooms, outstanding amenities, and a delectable breakfast, you are guaranteed to love spending time in our treasured bed and breakfast. Check our availability and then take a look at our Vacation Guide for more information!

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