Northeast Holiday Event Planner

Looking for a fun holiday event this season, check out this list from WindCheck magazine…

Fifth Annual Huntington Harbor Parade of Lights

November 29, Huntington, NY

This event, presented by the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, is open to all boats. Lighted boats will parade through Huntington Harbor, with prizes awarded to first, second & third place winners. The parade starts at 6pm, and all boats must register in advance. Visit for more information.

Newport Harbor Boat Parade

November 29, Newport, RI

Starting at 6:15pm, lighted boats will circle the harbor and prizes will be awarded. Contact Newport Harbormaster Tim Mills at 401-845-5815 or to learn more.

8th Annual Stamford Harbor Parade of Lights

November 30, Stamford, CT

Kick off the holiday season by decorating your boat and joining in the fun! The parade starts at 6pm, and the awards ceremony and after-party will be held at the Crab Shell restaurant, with live music and bars inside and out. This event benefits the Young Mariners Foundation and Toys For Tots. Please bring an unwrapped gift. Visit for more information.

Tree Lighting & Lighted Holiday Boat Parade

November 30, Mystic, CT

Following the tree lighting at 6pm in Mystic River Park, decorated vessels parade down the Mystic River. Boats of all types and sizes are welcome, and prizes will be awarded. Call 860-572-9578 or visit to learn more.

Mystic Seaport Lantern Light Tours

November 30 – December 27, Mystic, CT

Step back in time to Christmas Eve 1876 and enjoy seasonal delights including a traditional tavern dance, a horse-drawn carriage ride and the beautiful glow of hundreds of lanterns that light the way. Tours begin at 5pm and leave every 15 minutes on November 30 and December 1, 7-8, 13-14, 20-22 and 27. To learn more, visit

43rd Annual Christmas in Newport

December 1 – 31, Newport, RI

This month-long celebration includes a tree lighting, caroling, concerts, mansion tours, a crafts fair and many more events and attractions. Call 401-849-6454 to learn more, or visit to see the full schedule.

40th Annual Christmas Stroll Weekend

December 6 – 8, Nantucket, MA

Highlights of this Nantucket Noel event include the arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, craft shows, exhibitions, performances and a Christmas marketplace. For more information, visit

32nd Annual Christmas in Edgartown

December 13 – 15, Edgartown, MA

You’ll find fun holiday festivities for the whole family at this event. To learn more, call 508-939-0199 or log onto

58th Annual Community Carol Sing

December 22, Mystic, CT

Thousands gather at Mystic Seaport every year to sing holiday carols and support the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. Admission is the donation of a non-perishable canned food item. The event runs from 3 – 4 pm. Visit for more information.

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