The Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Mystic

Picture yourself strolling through the streets of our quaint little town of Mystic. The freshly fallen snow is glistening from the twinkling lights. Imagine the sounds of the Mystic River flowing under the iconic Bascule Drawbridge. This is an experience that you and your family can share year after year! A New England experience you don’t want to miss; it’s “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Mystic”.

Gourmet dessert from Sift Bake Shop
Photo Courtesy of Sift Bake Shop
A boat decorated with Christmas lights.
Photo Courtesy of Mystic Country










Cozy Up with a Local Favorite

The feel of the first snowflake as it touches your nose, the smell of gingerbread and fresh apple cider. Enjoy our historic

downtown during “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Mystic”. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a piece of pumpkin white chocolate cheesecake from Sift Bakeshop.  Recently named as Food Network’s Best Baker In America, owner and chef, Adam Young is serving up the perfect treat for your holiday stroll. Warm your mittens with a freshly brewed hot chocolate or coffee from The Green Marble Coffee House.

Mystic’s Favorite Holiday Event

Enjoy “The Most Wonderful Time of Year in Mystic”, with the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade on November 24th.   Santa will be arriving in Downtown Mystic @ 2 pm on a one-horse open 60’ tugboat named “the John Paul”. Children with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads will be awaiting Santa’s arrival in Mystic River Park. They can share Christmas dreams & wishes with Santa himself. Wonder at the splendor of the festive Christmas Tree lighting at 6 pm followed directly by the Annual Mystic Lighted Boat Parade. A fleet of lighted and decorated boats will set adrift on the Mystic River! Enjoy this breathtaking Christmas spectacular from either side of the river. The vessels are judged on creativity and team spirit. Prizes are offered for Most Charismatic Crew, Most Innovated Vessel, Best Dressed Vessel and Miss Mystic Vessel of Grandeur.

Book Your Winter Escape

With a multitude of holiday events, Mystic is the perfect holiday getaway.  You will find plenty to enjoy at the Mystic Seaport Museum famous for their Christmas themed attractions. Make your list and check it twice at The Olde Mistick Village where you will stroll through an outdoor shopping experience.  Be sure to visit our Specials Packages Page learn more about these events to book your stay to enjoy “The Most Wonderful Time of Year in Mystic”.

About the Author

Kari is a wonderful new addition to our front desk team.  Born and raised just a short drive away in North Stonington, the Lighted Boat Parade is her favorite Mystic Event.  Be sure to say hi to Kari during your next visit and ask her for more personal recommendations.