New Haven

Chances are, you’ve heard a few things about New Haven (yes, it’s the intellectually-pulsing and urbane home of Yale University). But let’s skip the obvious – there’s more than meets the ‘Ivy’ League. See what we did there?

Small Business Saturday

This holiday season, buy locally during Small Business Saturday.  Shopping locally supports our merchants who contribute to New Haven’s vibrant downtown culture. The event also celebrates New Haven’s businesses, 70 percent of which are locally owned. This year, we invite you to visit local merchants for unique, locally-made holiday gifts.

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Knights of Columbus Museum

Learn about the contributions of one of our nation’s oldest service organizations at the Knights of Columbus Museum’s 170-foot Wall of History, a permanent exhibit chronicling the Knights’ founding all the way to their efforts during the post-9/11 recovery. This holiday season, the museum will again welcome Christmas in Poland, an annual holiday exhibit featuring traditional Polishcrèches and szopki from museums around the world.

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All the world’s a stage in New Haven. This season, the historic Shubert Theatre welcomes well-loved Broadway musicals while Yale Repertory Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre highlight never-before-seen original works.

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Annual Events

Holiday Tree Lighting

Gather ‘round the New Haven Green for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting, an Elm City tradition for the last three decades. This time-honored tradition has inspired residents and visitors alike to embrace the start of the holiday season.  This FREE family-friendly event features hay rides, live music, a Ferris Wheel, amusement rides, petting zoo and special guests. Thursday, November 29, 4pm – 7:30pm.

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