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Holiday Happenings at Stepping Stones

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The Holidays are Happening Every Day at Stepping Stones

Kicking off on November 11 with "Cards for Soldiers," Holiday Happenings come to Stepping Stones as the museum starts to transform into a winter wonderland. By November 21, you'll be able to slip and slide on our sock skating rink – called "the best in Connecticut" – pose for photos at all of our spectacular wintery scenes, enjoy holiday performances, dancing snow people and so much more. Each day is unlike the next!

Special Activities and Performances

Each day brings a new hands-on activity. See the Calendar for specific activities.
Space is limited, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tuesday, November 24 – Sunday, November 29
11:00 am – noon

Creative Dramatics and Talent Show – Let the Stepping Stones players open for you, as they present a fun-filled Creative Dramatics performance based upon gratitude and thanks. You can then sign-up for an open mic slot, and present your own gifts and talents of any kind. Tell a joke, sing a song, do a dance, recite your ABCs… we want to see you shine!

CLOSING EARLY for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25 | 3:00 pm Closing

CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26

The Elf Workshop

Tuesday, December 1 – Thursday, December 17
11:00 am – noon
Step into our busy Elf Workshop and tinker up your own treasured gift to give a loved one. It will be a gift to treasure.

Get Into It! FREE – Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 3 | 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Join us for our annual tree and courtyard lighting ceremony. Celebrate the season with us by:

  • Creating handmade holiday ornaments to place on our holiday tree
  • Listening to festive holiday music:
    • Carols by The Children’s Choir of Southern Connecticut featuring vocalists from the Triple Threat Academy for Performing Arts
    • A Special Performance by Jordeli Entertainment
  • Enjoying hot cider and light snacks
  • Experiencing the magic and wonder of Holiday Happenings’ 7 Weeks of Wonder at Stepping Stones

YES2 Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, December 5
Noon – 4:00 pm

Visit with the Youth Enrichment at Stepping Stones (YES2) participants as they make their own creations available for purchase.

Hanukkah Week

Tuesday, December 8 – Sunday, December 13
Join us for Hanukkah-themed activities. We are OPEN on both Mondays.

Handbell Performance

Saturday, December 12 | 2:00 pm
Enjoy the sounds of an enchanting holiday handbell performance by Shelton's Trinity Lutheran Church Bell Choir.

North Pole Comes to Stepping Stones

Thursday, December 18 – Thursday, December 24
11:00 am – noon, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
(No 3:00 pm on December 24)
Meet and greet with Santa, take pictures and meet some of Santa's friends - Frosty, Reindeer, Penguin. Enjoy a colorful scratch-art activity while waiting for your turn! Spread some HOLIDAY CHEER! Bring your camera to capture the magic!

CLOSING EARLY for Christmas

Thursday, December 24 | 3:00 pm Closing

CLOSED for Christmas

Friday, December 25

School Vacation Week

Saturday, December 26 – Thursday, December 31
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Winter can be so cold! Make a tree circle or yarn ornament decoration to warm up your home. We WILL BE OPEN on Monday, December 28.

EARLY CLOSING for New Year's Eve

Thursday, December 31 | 3:00 pm

CLOSED for New Year's Day

Friday, January 1

Donate a BooZoo Doll

Help Brighten a Child's Hospital Stay

Each year, Stepping Stones makes a special holiday delivery of cuddly BooZoo plush toys to children in the hospital. You can help! A gift of $20 provides one child with a loveable BooZoo. Your support will brighten a child’s day.

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