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It’s A SEASON OF SHIMMER AND SHINE

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. We’ve decked the halls. We’ve made our lists and checked them twice. The museum elves have worked their magic. We are firmly in the midst of the “fun-tastic” Worldwide Light Celebration, our annual exploration of the science and art of light and investigation of the light-centered celebrations around the world. During these Seven Weeks of Wonder, we have a “sleighful” of exciting events, performance and activities. Enjoy free admission to the museum on the evening of Friday, December 2 for the return of annual tree lighting ceremony. The holidays are happening at Stepping Stones! Check the calendar below for details.

Nov 14th - Dec 31st
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Worldwide Lights Celebration

It’s the “brightest” time of the year at Stepping Stones Museum for Children as the museum brings light to learning during its annual Worldwide Lights Celebration. From November 14 – December 31, it’s a season of sparkle and delight as our award-winning children’s museum illuminates learning during the year-end time frame. The museum shines during … Continued

Dec 3rd - Dec 3rd
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Cirque de Light

New England-based entertainment company Cirque de Light will delight kids of all ages with its high-energy, circus-themed light performance featuring amazing choreography, high-end light technology, comedy, tricks, custom costuming and audience participation. Performers will light up the Multimedia Gallery stage with logo-displaying LED poi, hula hoop tricks and other visually-inspiring light manipulations. Perfect for the … Continued

Dec 3rd - Dec 3rd
2:30 pm-3:00 pm
Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right, Jolly Ol’ St. Nick has made a special trek from the North Pole to meet and greet with Stepping Stones visitors. Children can sit with Santa so that you can snap a photo as an adorable holiday keepsake.

Dec 4th - Dec 4th
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Cirque de Light

New England-based entertainment company Cirque de Light will delight kids of all ages with its high-energy, circus-themed light performance featuring amazing choreography, high-end light technology, comedy, tricks, custom costuming and audience participation. Performers will light up the Multimedia Gallery stage with logo-displaying LED poi, hula hoop tricks and other visually-inspiring light manipulations. Perfect for the … Continued

Dec 4th - Dec 4th
11:30 am-12:00 pm
Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right, Jolly Ol’ St. Nick has made a special trek from the North Pole to meet and greet with Stepping Stones visitors. Children can sit with Santa so that you can snap a photo as an adorable holiday keepsake.

Dec 4th - Dec 4th
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Cirque de Light

New England-based entertainment company Cirque de Light will delight kids of all ages with its high-energy, circus-themed light performance featuring amazing choreography, high-end light technology, comedy, tricks, custom costuming and audience participation. Performers will light up the Multimedia Gallery stage with logo-displaying LED poi, hula hoop tricks and other visually-inspiring light manipulations. Perfect for the … Continued

Dec 10th - Dec 10th
11:30 am-12:00 pm
Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right, Jolly Ol’ St. Nick has made a special trek from the North Pole to meet and greet with Stepping Stones visitors. Children can sit with Santa so that you can snap a photo as an adorable holiday keepsake.

Dec 11th - Dec 11th
11:30 am-12:00 pm
Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right, Jolly Ol’ St. Nick has made a special trek from the North Pole to meet and greet with Stepping Stones visitors. Children can sit with Santa so that you can snap a photo as an adorable holiday keepsake.

Dec 17th - Dec 17th
11:00 am-12:00 pm
The Nutcracker

Celebrate the holiday season with The Nutcracker. The New Canaan-based New England Academy of Dance performs an abbreviated production of The Nutcracker ballet. Showcasing dancers from the company, as well as esteemed professionals from New York City, The Nutcracker brings audiences of all ages together to celebrate dance and holiday traditions. This interactive event allows audience … Continued

Dec 17th - Dec 17th
11:30 am-12:00 pm
Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right, Jolly Ol’ St. Nick has made a special trek from the North Pole to meet and greet with Stepping Stones visitors. Children can sit with Santa so that you can snap a photo as an adorable holiday keepsake.

Dec 17th - Dec 17th
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
The Nutcracker

Celebrate the holiday season with The Nutcracker. The New Canaan-based New England Academy of Dance performs an abbreviated production of The Nutcracker ballet. Showcasing dancers from the company, as well as esteemed professionals from New York City, The Nutcracker brings audiences of all ages together to celebrate dance and holiday traditions. This interactive event allows audience … Continued

Dec 18th - Dec 18th
11:00 am-12:00 pm
A Hanukkah With Mazel Puppet Performance

Enjoy a puppet performance adapted from Joel Edward Stein’s children’s book, A Hanukkah with Mazel, about an artist named Misha who goes out to milk his cow and discovers a cat in his barn, trying to keep warm.  He happily takes in the cat, gives her food and names her Mazel. The two spend the … Continued

Dec 18th - Dec 18th
11:30 am-12:00 pm
Santa Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town! That’s right, Jolly Ol’ St. Nick has made a special trek from the North Pole to meet and greet with Stepping Stones visitors. Children can sit with Santa so that you can snap a photo as an adorable holiday keepsake.

Dec 18th - Dec 18th
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
A Hanukkah With Mazel Puppet Performance

Enjoy a puppet performance adapted from Joel Edward Stein’s children’s book, A Hanukkah with Mazel, about an artist named Misha who goes out to milk his cow and discovers a cat in his barn, trying to keep warm.  He happily takes in the cat, gives her food and names her Mazel. The two spend the … Continued

Dec 23rd - Dec 23rd
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Show Up, Kids!

This internationally acclaimed, entirely unique, semi-improvised family show with music for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, our hapless host enlists the kids (and their grownups) to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to … Continued

Dec 23rd - Dec 23rd
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Show Up, Kids!

This internationally acclaimed, entirely unique, semi-improvised family show with music for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show. When the main attraction doesn’t show up, our hapless host enlists the kids (and their grownups) to help create a show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to … Continued

Dec 28th - Dec 28th
11:00 am-12:00 pm
A Christmas Carol Puppet Performance

It wouldn’t be the holiday season if we didn’t hear about the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Join us for a special puppet performance adapted from the classic Sir Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol. Free with museum admission. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed in the museum on the day of the show on … Continued

Dec 28th - Dec 28th
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
A Christmas Carol Puppet Performance

It wouldn’t be the holiday season if we didn’t hear about the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Join us for a special puppet performance adapted from the classic Sir Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol. Free with museum admission. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed in the museum on the day of the show on … Continued

Dec 30th - Dec 30th
11:00 am-12:00 pm
A Christmas Carol Puppet Performance

It wouldn’t be the holiday season if we didn’t hear about the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Join us for a special puppet performance adapted from the classic Sir Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol. Free with museum admission. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed in the museum on the day of the show on … Continued

Dec 30th - Dec 30th
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
A Christmas Carol Puppet Performance

It wouldn’t be the holiday season if we didn’t hear about the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. Join us for a special puppet performance adapted from the classic Sir Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol. Free with museum admission. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed in the museum on the day of the show on … Continued

Dec 31st - Dec 31st
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Countdown to Noon

It will be a rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve at Stepping Stones as Star Factory’s DJ Lou will be in the house to help us say goodbye to 2022 and ring in 2023! Join us in the Multimedia Gallery to dance, sing and have a blast as we watch New Year’s Eve celebrations from around the … Continued

Daily Events

Events for week of November 28, 2022