Mystic Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, downtown Mystic, Ct.
Santa visits Mystic River Park, Downtown Mystic, Ct.
Mystic Pizza, Downtown Mystic, Ct.

Santa Visits Ct. Arriving in Mystic by Tugboat

Mystic, Ct.

Santa Visits Connecticut Arriving in Mystic by Tugboat

Yes, you heard that right! Santa arrives on a tugboat. In this seaport town with a beautiful river and harbor, how else would he arrive! Mystic Connecticut is already a lively town with great attractions, but they really outdo themselves with the Lighted Boat Parade. On Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 25th, 2017 Santa arrives in town at 2:00 p.m. aboard a tugboat and meets with children in Mystic River Park. Santa and his helpers will greet children then return to his boat to wait for the 6:00 pm Tree Lighting and Lighted Boat Parade. And what a parade it is! Decorated Christmas themed boats will travel up the Mystic River, turn around at (More)

Mystic Drawbridge, downtown Mystic, Ct.
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Main St. flying Cotton Mill Open Studio banner in downtown Brattleboro, Vt.
Annual Christmas Nativity Pageant, Rockport, Mass.
West Main St., downtown Mystic, Ct.

Holiday Scenic Shopping Towns

Christmas, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice - enjoy festivities in these holiday loving Scenic Shopping towns. Tree lightings, parades, special shopping days, plays, theater, concerts and lots of hot chocolate encourage us to celebrate holy days and the new year. Here are just some of the beautiful New England towns that get decked out at this time of year and love to see you shop in their independent stores, boutiques and cafes.

Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, N.H.
Bank Square Books, Mystic, Ct.
Mystery On Main St. bookstore, Brattleboro, Vt.
Concord Bookshop, Concord, Massachusetts

Indie Book Stores

Are books on your holiday shopping list this year? Snuggle up this winter with recommended reads from the staff of these independent bookstores in Scenic Shopping towns. These indies are open year round and also have online stores. Check with the booksellers to confirm shipping dates. You can find new, used, rare and special interest books among these sellers.