Christmas In These 7 Connecticut Towns Looks Like Something From A Hallmark Movie

Nothing captures the magnificent spirit of Christmas more than the gorgeous New England scenery of a Hallmark movie, and boy oh boy is Christmas in Connecticut a stand out when it comes to these things. These seven Connecticut Christmas towns like to keep the magic of the holidays going every year. They are so good at this that we like to think they are some of the best Christmas towns in the United States!

The most important part of keeping the Spirit of Christmas is the sense of community. These little Connecticut Christmas Towns keep that spirit going all through the year. For more holiday joy take a look at the best Christmas main streets in Connecticut!

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November 04, 2022

What are the best Christmas lights displays in Connecticut? 

Choosing the best Christmas lights displays in Connecticut is pretty difficult, but we do have a few favorites that are sure to dazzle. You can drive through over two miles of gorgeous light displays, including some positively trippy collections of arches at the ever stunning Holiday Light Fantasia in Goodwin Park. For a walk through experience, Only In Your State would like to recommend the Lake Compounce Holiday Lights. Alongside a 100 foot tall Christmas tree there are tons of massive light displays, fun activities like Caroling, and even a few rides to ride! We've also put together a Connecticut Christmas lights road trip to help you make the absolute most of your holiday season.

Which Connecticut hikes are the best in the wintertime? 

If you love bundling up and getting some brisk fresh air, there are a few fantastic wintertime hikes in Connecticut. Before lacing up your boots make sure to check trail conditions and the weather, we don't want you slipping on any ice! The red trail at Devils Hopyard is a little under three miles, and the covered bridge you cross looks so pastorally charming under a light blanket of slow. And the Bluff Point trail in Gordon Connecticut, at about four miles will take you all the way to see ice and snow on the beach, such a strange but stunning sight. We've got some other great winter hike destinations on our list of Connecticut waterfalls that freeze over in winter.

Are there any Christmas trains in Connecticut? 

There are a few different Christmas trains in Connecticut that provide a ton of holiday fun. You can hop aboard the North pole Express offered by the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat museum for cheery lights, cookies to crunch, and a musical rendition of the Night Before Christmas that will delight young and old alike! Another charming choice is the Railroad Museum of new England's Northern Lights Limited and Santa Express. Aboard these beautifully lit (both inside and outside) trains you will meet cheerful elves, sip silky smooth hot chocolate, and revel in all things Christmastime!