To unwind from all the pre-holiday hustle and bustle, The New Canaan Nature Center located on 144 Oenoke Road is hosting a Winter Wonderland event on December 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family fun event is a perfect way to start a family tradition or to continue one.
Santa will be at this festival and kids, families and even pets can have their photo from 11:30 am - 2 pm taken with the jolly man in red! Photos are free but donations are greatly appreciated. Afterward, kids can marvel at the holiday express model train display depicting the charming town of New Canaan.
For all the sleuths in attendance, the New Canaan Nature Center has organized a Wacky Winter Scavenger Hunt, plus Holiday Stories, Crafts, & Carols to set the mood. Don't miss out on the open fire where chestnuts and marshmallows are roasting. Snacks are also available at the red and green cafe.
A special highlight is the horse drawn wagon ride through the woods of this beautiful nature center, keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Wagon rides are $5 per person.
Another special highlight of this event is the 4th Annual Family Gingerbread House Creation Contest. Plan ahead because this is a first come first serve event and it is best to register now.
Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members, adults and kids under 2 are free.