If you have never been to the Mystic Lantern Light Tours, they are a great holiday treat in Connecticut. You go on a guided tour of the Mystic Seaport as if you were living in 1876–when they said “Happy Christmas” instead of “Merry Christmas.” It will really get you in the Christmas spirit, especially if you get a good tour guide.

When I was growing up I used to participate in the Lantern Light Tours as a tour guide or a scene actor. No matter what way you participate–as an actor or an attendee–the Lantern Light Tours are great fun for the whole family.