A little true confession here; I’ve bought into it! For weeks now, mums and pumpkins have graced my front stoop; we’ve already told family members we’ll host Thanksgiving dinner this year and, much to my own chagrin, I found myself checking out the price on a small artificial Christmas tree at Lowe’s.
Mystic Seaport is really into it all as well with Nautical Nightmares currently inviting folks to spooky evenings of drama, but also offering a lighter side of Halloween with a pumpkin carving contest, an early eve Jack-O’-Lantern Walk and a trick-or-treat event in our Museum village.
If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving dinner at home, you might want to consider making a reservation for Latitude 41°’s grand buffet. A stroll along the waterfront before or after your meal would be delightful on a cool crisp Thanksgiving Day, don’t you agree?
Next up…Lantern Light Tours. This annual event is a favorite with families and really lights up the holiday spirit. This year’s presentation, “The Carpenter,” promises to be another crowd pleaser. And just a heads up – tickets sell out fast, so make your plans now to assure getting yours.
And new this year, Christmas by the Sea at Mystic Seaport. The splendor of the season will be found throughout our village with unique maritime decorations that set the tone for old-fashioned merriment. The month-long festivities invite you to try your hand at candle dipping; to print a holiday greeting on a 19th century printing press; to listen to the songs of the season performed live by the Museum’s chantey staff and much more. Your little ones can make a toy of long ago in St. Nicholas’ workshop and create their own gingerbread house.
I really do enjoy the holiday season, and yes, I’m just about ready to embrace it. How about you? We invite you to get into the holiday mood, 19th-century style, this season at Mystic Seaport.
For event dates and pricing, please visit the Museum’s website at www.mysticseaport.org.
Blog written by Trudi Busey