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Trees in the Rigging

November 26, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trees in the Rigging
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Trees in the Rigging is back and bigger than ever! Join us at the Museum for a full day of holiday fun.

Together with the Essex Historical Society and Safe Harbor Dauntless & Essex Island, the Connecticut River Museum is pleased to reinvigorate this classic event. This year we are  expanding the celebration! Starting at noon, inside the Museum, there will be craft projects for kids, and you can prepare for the holidays during Museum Store Sunday. On our North Deck, we will have a Holiday Fair with many treats to enjoy. Don’t miss Steve Cryan’s 30th Annual Train Show on the 3rd floor! Later, you can also celebrate the season by participating in a traditional, lantern-lit carol stroll from Essex Town Hall to the Connecticut River Museum where spectators are invited to bring their own lanterns or flashlights. Check out the dazzling displays created by local boaters during the Boat Parade.



12:00pm: The Museum’s Holiday Fair opens on the North Dock and Holiday Craft Activities are available in the Boathouse!

4:00pm: Land Parade Assembly at Essex Town Hall

4:30pm: Land Parade heads from Essex Town Hall to CT River Museum

5:00 pm: Boat Parade begins. Boaters will be visible from the Museum’s dock and lawn.

6:00 pm: Boat Parade concludes.


More details to come! Check back soon.


Questions? Email astromberger@ctrivermuseum.org.


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November 26, 2023
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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