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Where to Drive in CT This Weekend
Hartford, CT: The Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Now through Dec 28th, experience the magic of Charles Dickens’ heart-warming classic like you’ve never seen it before! Redesigned costumes, enhanced special effects and dazzling lighting bring new life to the holiday classic. It’s perfect holiday entertainment! Tickets from as low as $25. For show times and ticket information go here.
Hartford, Ct: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio PlayThe Mark Twain House and Museum Center is turning Hartford into Bedford Falls! Come relive the story of a man who gets to see what life would have been like if he had never been born. A unique opportunity to revisit this wonderful story--in a fun, live radio-show performance, complete with a sound effects artist! Sat, Dec 7, 2:00 and 7:00 pm.
Hartford, CT: Breakfast with Santa Sat Dec. 7th at The Bushnell. Gather your family and friends for an unforgettable morning. Take a photo with Santa and visit with Santa’s elves and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy breakfast, carolers, crafts and more. Christmas lists accepted! Two seatings available, go here for more information.
New Britain, CT: SEASON OF LIGHT: A WINTER FAIRY TALE Presented by the New Britain Youth Theater, this fun and uplifting holiday play tells the story of the steps a young peasant girl takes to bring light back to her village after being blamed for making the days increasingly darker. Fri, Dec 6 through Dec 8 at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center. More information here.
Old Saybrook, CT: Madeline and the Bad Hat Sun Dec, 8 at 1pm. The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center presents an original musical based upon the much loved book. The show traces the adventures of a young Parisian girl, who, despite starting off on the wrong foot, learns that first impressions aren’t everything. For more information and tickets go here.
Hartford, CT: Holiday Light Fantasia Continuing through Jan. 6th. One of CT’s favorite holiday traditions returns to Goodwin Park for 2013. This illuminated drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit contains a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights and familiar characters the entire family to see and love. $12/car. For more information, go here.
Of the 10 best family cars, 8 are members of the Hoffman Auto Group family!
Read more about why KBB chose the models they did, and maybe do a little shopping for your next family car. See the list here.
Best Cars for New Drivers
Consumer Reports has drawn up a list of the best cars for teen drivers, based on reliability as well as safety. Some you may want to consider include:
Ford Focus sedan (2009 or later)
Ford Fusion (4 cylinder, 2010 or later)
Honda Accord (4 cylinder, 2008 or later)
Nissan Altima (4 cylinder, 2010 or later)
Nissan Sentra (2010 or later)
Scion xB (2008 or later)
Toyota Camry (2010 or later)
Toyota Corolla (2010 or later)
Toyota Matrix (2010 or later)
Toyota Prius or Prius V
Toyota RAV-4 (2004 or later, non-3rd row)