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EVENTS & PARKING
Stonington Lobster Trap Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 25th ~ 4:30 PM
The 3rd annual Stonington Trap Tree lighting will be a visual spectacle! This magical tree features beautiful hand painted buoys of more than 125 professional artists and 40 local families. The tree has thousands of colorful lights and a 5 foot tall anchor that rotates colors as well. Step inside to view the landmark from the inside and you’ll get incredible photos. Free admission
FREE Shuttle service - Night of the Lighting ONLY
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM ~ Non-Stop ~ continuous loops
Parking available at these various locations
Highly recommended Parking
This is “the point” at the very end of Water Street, just past the lighthouse. There are about 80 parking spaces here. It’s about a 1/2 mile walk to the tree lighting from this location. We highly recommend arriving by 3:30pm (traffic can get gridlocked later) and strolling the beautiful walk through the village.
Poke around in the shops and check out the outstanding dinner menus along the way!
Stonington Town Fisherman Docks, 1 High Street, Stonington.
Street Parking - please take note of all parking signs and regulations as to not get ticketed or towed.
192 Water Street, Stonington Borough - courtesy of Joe Gilbert
194 Water Street, Stonington Borough - courtesy of Dodson Boat Yard
Christmas Caroling by the Music Studio Children's Choir
Friday, December 15, 2023 ~ 6-7 PM
Mystic River Brass Ensemble
Sunday, December 10, 2023 ~ 6-8 PM
Sunday, December 17 ~ 6-8 PM
Buoy Auction Day
Saturday, February 3, 2024
12 - 2 PM FREE Public Viewing of Buoys
3 - 4:30 PM Artist Buoy Reception (private event)
5:30 - 7:30 PM Ticketed Auction Event
Important Buoy Dates - 2024
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Buoy sponsorships for the 4th Annual SLTT opens to Members of the
Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce.
Monday, April 1, 2024
Buoy Sponsorships for the 4th Annual SLTT opens to the general public.
Friday, August 30, 2024 @ 9 AM
Registration for the free Stonington family buoy workshops
4th Annual Stonington Lobster Trap Tree Lighting
Stonington Families FREE
Buoy Painting Workshops
Registration opens Friday, September 1st @ 9AM
20 spots per session - Stonington Residents ONLY - 1 Buoy per Family
Children must be grades 1-12 to participate, this will be verified.
Two buoy painting workshops to choose from:
Sunday, September 24th - 11am - 1pm at Stonington COMO
Saturday, September 30th - 10am -12pm at La Grua Center
call 401-596-7761 starting Sept. 1st @ 9am to register!
No registrations will be accepted prior to that date and time.
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