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      Kids/Family, Misc. Events
      Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023, 9:00 am
      Kids/Family, Misc. Events

      Do you hear the train coming? All Aboard!
      Don’t miss out on this New England holiday tradition. The family-friendly Train Show exhibit is back for its 30th year at the Connecticut River Museum and is sure to surprise and delight visitors of all ages. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational nearly 30-foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts, and a toddler-sized viewing layout are all part of the fun!
      NOTE: A members-only Train Show Opening Event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 21. Stay tuned for more information on the event opening.
      Train show:
      https://ctrivermuseum.org/events/30th-annual-train-show/
      Train show member opening:
      https://ctrivermuseum.org/events/members-event-30th-annual-train-show-opening/

      Community
      Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023, 9:30 am
      Community

      SATURDAYS

      Chess Club – 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London; all ages and abilities; free; (860) 447-1411

      Community
      Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023, 9:45 am
      Community

      SATURDAYS

      Gam-Anon – 9:45 a.m., virtual; dial in number 1-929-205-6099; ID number: 8198532703; passcode: 950764; gam-anon.org; gamanonforrecovery@gmail.com.

      Fairs/Festivals, Kids/Family, Misc. Events
      Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023, 10:00 am
      Fairs/Festivals, Kids/Family, Misc. Events

      Join The Mill Museum in this year’s “Festival of Trees” exhibit and display competition. Vote for your favorite decorated trees by local and regional businesses and organizations while exploring the museum this season! For those who wish to participate, the opening reception will take place on Friday, December 8, from 6-7:30pm, and feature light refreshments. The winner of the contest will be announced on January 1st. Those who wish to enter their work until the competition closes, please email Kira Holmes at: director@millmuseum.org.
      Venue Address: 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

      Fairs/Festivals, Misc. Events
      Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023, 10:00 am
      Fairs/Festivals, Misc. Events

      Bright lights and magical nights are back this holiday season as the Holiday Lights Spectacular returns to Olde Mistick Village! The largest holiday light display in southern New England is FREE to the public and will run from November 18 through the end of January, 2024. Over a half-million lights will decorate the Village.

      The Village’s holiday hours are as follows:
      ● 11/18-12/23 – M-Th-10am-6pm, Fri & Sat – 10am-8pm, Sun-11am-6pm
      ● 12/23 – New Year – M-Sat – 10am-6pm, Sun-11am-6pm

      Contact: (860) 536-4941 | info@oldemistickvillage.com | http://oldemistickvillage.com

      Misc. Events
      Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023, 10:00 am
      Misc. Events

      Mark your calendars! Arisu Anime is hosting their “One Piece” holiday pop-up event this December
      9-10th. Featuring tons of amazing merchandise and autograph signings by 3 special guest voice actors, this event is one you want to be sure not to miss. To learn more about the line-up and how to purchase tickets, check out their website: https://arisuanime.com/pages/event-tickets.
      Arisu is open 7 days a week: Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm & Sundays from 11am-5pm.
      To keep up with more of the store’s events, be sure to follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/arisuanime/

      Kids/Family, Misc. Events
      Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023, 11:00 am
      Kids/Family, Misc. Events

      While you’re enjoying the chilly winter weather, swing by the Connecticut River Museum for a fun and educational kids’ program.
      A program just for kids 4+ and their caregivers, River Tales includes a story, a craft activity, and an opportunity to explore the Connecticut River Museum’s exhibits through a scavenger hunt. In December, we’ll read Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner, a book that explores a secret kingdom of squirrels, snow hares and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow.
      All River Tales reservations include museum admission for one adult and one child and must be purchased in advance. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian during this event.
      Questions? Email astromberger@ctrivermuseum.org.
      Link: https://ctrivermuseum.org/events/river-tales-river-3/
      Admission: Child + Adult Members: $5.00 | Child + Adult Non-Members: $8.00

      Fairs/Festivals
      Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023, 12:30 pm
      Fairs/Festivals

      Calling all families! Visit the Olde Mistick Village this December 9th or 10th and have your children meet the one and only Santa. Mr. Claus will be making a special appearance at the Village’s Meeting House from 12:30-4pm each day on the weekend to meet all the local good girls and boys! Don’t miss out on this wonderful experience and the chance to find great gifts at a one-of-a-kind shopping plaza for the holiday season.

      Contact: (860) 536-4941 | info@oldemistickvillage.com | http://oldemistickvillage.com

      Fairs/Festivals, Misc. Events
      Saturday, Dec. 09, 2023, 1:20 pm
      Fairs/Festivals, Misc. Events

      Come to The Mill Museum’s Dugan Hall, located on 157-B Union St. in Willimantic on the weekend of December 9th & 10th, and shop for the holidays at a great event featuring local and regional artisans! Admission is free and all are welcome.