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The Heart of Connecticut

Just two hours from Boston and New York and an hour from the shoreline, you’ll find Bristol, a hidden New England treasure abundant with attractions, special events, and history to enjoy. From the natural beauty of picturesque hills and fall foliage, to the high tech satellite dishes of ESPN, Bristol’s City sized with a small town vibe, offering wonderful memories no matter your pace. So whether you’re vacationing, passing through, or staying a little longer, Bristol will fill the perfect piece in your heart.



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Events for week of December 5, 2016

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Tue 6th

Derek Monahan Performs Songs of the Season

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 7th

Solarize Bristol Educational Workshop

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Thu 8th

Movie: The Meddler

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Fri 9th

Lake Compounce Holiday Lights

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lake Compounce

Take A Turn Around Bristol: A Holiday Progressive Dinner

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, New England Carousel Museum, American Clock & Watch Museum
Sat 10th

Saturday Hours at the Bristol History Room

December 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bristol Public Library

Annual Santa's Farm Workshop

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Indian Rock Nature Preserve
Sun 11th

Annual Santa's Farm Workshop

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Winter Wonderland

December 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saint Paul Catholic High School


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