While any time is a good time to visit Inn at Stonington, there are numerous events, festivals and holidays during the year that you may want to specifically schedule your trip around!
Our list below will help you find events in Stonington and our surrounding area to complement your stay with us at The Inn at Stonington. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see ongoing events calendar of events throughout the year.
Nautical Nightmares – Mystic Seaport
Nautical Nightmares is a dramatic experience that explores ghost tales, legends, and unsolved mysteries of days gone by. Things that go bump in the night and spirits guiding you through a darkened village are just some of the ghostly goings-on you will encounter during this theatrical performance. Preregistration is encouraged, as tours fill up quickly.
Chowder Days – Mystic Seaport
Enjoy an array of chowders and bisques, fritters, cider and seasonal desserts at the picturesque Mystic Seaport. This two-day event will feature live entertainment, games and arts & crafts. What better way to spend a fall day in New England?
Halloween in the Borough
If you have not ever been at the Inn at Stonington on Halloween, you may want to book a night at the Inn. Hundreds & hundreds of costume clad children and adults roam our village streets collecting the mother load of all pillow cases. Wear a costume during wine and cheese and get 10% off of your room rate!
Mystic Restaurant Week
Participating Mystic restaurants will be offering special menus at special prices for lunch and dinner, so get out and revisit your favorites or try some new restaurants.
Lighted Boat Parade & Santa Arrives by Tugboat – Mystic River
Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Mystic’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade in Historic Downtown Mystic. Thousands gather at the Mystic River Park to watch Santa arrive on tug boat. After a brief break, festivities in the Park resume with the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 p.m.
Spectators then flood both sides of the Mystic River to see the decorated ships pass by. Decorated vessels parade down the Mystic River at 6:20 p.m. and return to the Mystic River Park, where spectators and judges gather. These holiday events have become beloved traditions in Mystic over the years – don’t miss out on being part of the festivities!
Stonington Borough Holiday Stroll
The Stroll kicks off at Wadawanuck Square where carolers will gather in front of the library and sing prior to the tree lighting. Afterwards, strollers then head down Water Street where the shops will be offering refreshments and an opportunity to get a start on holiday shopping.
Date – not yet posted
Luminaria and Downtown Mystic Stroll
A favorite annual holiday tradition – The Mystic Luminaria & Holiday Stroll. Enjoy the festive sounds of local carolers. You might even catch a sax playing Santa roaming around! To add to the ambiance, the streets and Mystic River Park will be lined with hundreds of beautiful luminaria to light your way through town.
November 24 – December 22
Lantern Light Tours – Mystic Seaport
This year’s performance is inspired by “The Nutcracker.”
Each Lantern Light Tour is a 70-minute progressive performance that covers approximately a half-mile of uneven terrain (including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel and stairs) on the grounds of Mystic Seaport.
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