New Haven Tree Lighting and Sleigh Rides |New Haven Green | December 2013:
Families can brighten up the holiday season by enjoying New Haven’s beautiful holiday tree lighting on the city’s historic green. The annual celebration will take place on December 5 (rain date is December 6) from 4:00-8:00pm, and will feature visits with Santa, live performances from students and teachers of the Neighborhood Music School, horse-drawn carriage and carousel rides, free holiday arts and crafts and more.
Visitors can also enjoy free horse-drawn sleigh rides around the New Haven Green on Saturdays in December from 12:00pm-4:00pm. The sleigh rides are provided by New Haven’s Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, Department of Parks, Recreation & Trees and Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking and the Town Green District.