Merry Days & Jolly Nights

November 26th – December 24th

November 26th – Christmas Tree Lighting at the Parade Plaza from 5pm-6pm

  • On November 26th, we will light the City Christmas tree in the Parade Plaza
  • We will have musical performances from 5pm – 6pm
  • Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus will arrive on a lighted Jeep and lead the Holiday Parade down Bank Street at 5:30 pm
  • The Christmas Tree lighting will take place at 6 pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the Christmas tree.
  • Shoreline Ringers bell choir will perform at 6pm

December 4th – Lighting of the Menorah at the Parade Plaza (time tbd)

December 11th – Live nativity at the Parade Plaza from 1pm -3pm

  • The City, ADNL / Asociación de Dominicanos de New London and Church of the City will present a live nativity with real animals. Stop by the parade plaza from 1 pm -3pm. The Three Kings will be accepting donations of non-perishable food for the soup kitchen.
  •  The Community Choir sponsored by THE Church will perform.

December 18th – Holiday music in downtown New London

  • Walk downtown and shop while hearing holiday music being performed throughout our streets.

December 26th – January 1st

  • Children can pick up a free Kwanzaa activity book at downtown business.

Downtown New London Holiday Passbook for businesses

Opening Reception Friday, November 19th at 7pm

Hygienic Art’s Annual Holiday Show, “Art=Gift” is back! This year’s show features handcrafted, affordable art by local and regional artists.

Showcasing special pieces with gift-giving in mind, all works are priced to be especially affordable for the holiday season.
Art=Gift includes a wide array of exquisite art including:

  • Paintings
  • Prints
  • Photography
  • Glass art
  • Jewelry
  • Hand-printed T-shirts
  • Knitted garments
  • Drawings
  • Wood-Turning
  • Holiday Cards and Ornaments