WINTER WATERLAND IN MYSTIC, CONN.
Visit Mystic Aquarium’s Winter Waterland (Dec. 27-Jan.1, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), a celebration of the season with festive decorations that reflect the native habitats of the aquarium’s animals. Enjoy live music by local artists, scavenger hunts, and seasonal crafts you can make and take home. You may even spot Santa and his elves diving and swimming among the fish. Winter Waterland activities and entertainment are included with general admission. Adults $29, age 60 and over $26, 3-17 $21, under 3 free. The Polar Express 4-D Experience, a holiday favorite brought to life, is $6 additional. 55 Coogan Blvd., 860-572-5955, www.mysticaquarium.org