of Events

  • Fall & Winter Farmer’s Markets in East Lyme

    While the weekly “outdoor” Niantic Farmer’s Market has come to an end, there’s no reason you can’t continue to get great fresh organic produce and more right here in East Lyme at two great Farm Stands through the end of the year, and beyond!!!

    First, White Gate Farm will continue to operate their Farm Stand on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm until December 23rd. White Gate Farm specializes in fresh organic produce, poultry, eggs, and flowers. Situated in Southeastern Connecticut on 100 acres of lovely New England landscape, it is a great destination for shopping at our farm stand, visiting the animals and seeing a small family farm that above all values the health of its customers and the environment.
    For additional information, visit White Gate Farm’s website at:

    Second, Smith’s Acres will offer a Fall Indoor Farmer’s Market from Oct 15th to Nov 19th from 11:00 am -2:00 pm. They will have an assortment of local vendors offering breads and baked goods, meat, seafood, and various prepared foods, with an occasional guest vendor offering hand crafted items. The Smith’s Acres Farmer’s Market will take a hiatus during the busy Holiday Season from Thanksgiving until after the New Years, and will open up again in January with an even larger assortment of guest vendors. Smith’s Acres is open 7 days a week, with Sundays being their extra special day because of the market.
    For additional information, visit Smith’s Acres website at:

  • Happy Thanksgiving

  • 14th Annual Holiday Stroll

    Come kick-start your holiday season in Niantic at the 14th Annual Niantic Main Street Holiday Stroll. This family-friendly day features:

    • horse-drawn carriage rides,
    • shops & restaurant specials,
    • holiday music and complimentary hot cider and cocoa on the town green,
    • children’s arts, crafts and games,
    • the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off,
    • a Smore Station,
    • a “Snow-Flake Drop” featuring discounts and giveaways to local shops and restaurants, and last, but not least,
    • the arrival of Santa on a shiny red fire truck just in time for the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony beginning at 5:00 pm on Liberty Green in the heart of Niantic Village.

    So come early, and stay late. The fun takes place on Saturday, November 25th beginning at 3:00 p.m. .
    Hope to see you there!!!

    For additional details, visit the Niantic Main Street Facebook Page

  • Niantic Jingle Bell 5K

    Come join the fun at the scenic McCook Point Beach and Park on Saturday, December 9th for a scenic, festive Niantic Jingle Bell 5K walk/run in support of the Brian T. Dagle Memorial Foundation.

    8:45 – Race Day Check-in/Registration
    10:00 – 5K Walk & Run will begin
    11:00 – Overall & Age Group awards

    T-Shirts are available to the first 350 registrants – sizes are not guaranteed. Please arrive early to ensure you get the size you want.

    For registration and additional information, visit: Niantic Jingle Bell 5k

  • Niantic / East Lyme Light Parade

    SAVE THE DATE as New England’s largest and brightest Light Parade returns for 2017.
    Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2017, the Annual East Lyme / Niantic Light Parade is the largest holiday light parade in all of New England, and maybe one of the most unique events you will find anywhere.
    The 2017 Niantic/East Lyme Light Parade will be held on Saturday night December 9th beginning at 6:00 p.m. (with a Rain Date of Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 p.m.)
    Additional details will be provided as they become available.

  • Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

  • Winter Begins

  • Merry Christmas

  • Happy New Year 2018

  • Martin Luther King Holiday

    Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr.