Visit The Wadsworth Atheneum
Stay at The Hartford Hilton
The Hartford Hilton is the official hotel of The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy. This conveniently located hotel is with in walking distance of Bushnell Park, great Hartford restaurants, and The Wadsworth Atheneum. The hotel also offers M&M Bistro located in their lobby where they serve sophisticated cocktails along with a unique menu that you can enjoy seated in front of the fireplace-perfect for warming up on a cold winter's night!
While coming to see CONNetic perform in The Aetna Theatre be sure to check out The Wadsworth Atheneum which the theatre is housed in. This world class art museum is one of the nation's oldest and features many must see works. During the holiday season, the museum also offers the incredible Festival of Trees and Traditions in the museum's Avery Court.
The holidays are a wonderful time to visit the Hartford home of famed CT author Mark Twain. The house's halls are decked for the season in grand Victorian tradition and you can also embark on one of the museum's interactive Christmas Clue tours for who-dunnit fun!
Get into the holiday spirit with ice skating for free among the holiday lights, get a photo with Santa, or ride the carousel in the city's beautiful Bushnell Park.
Visit The Mark Twain House
Hartford Winterfest in Bushnell Park
Make downtown Hartford your holiday destination while seeing CONNetic Dance's Nutcracker Suite & Spicy
Eat at Nixs
Nixs is located near The Wadsworth on Hartford's new trendy Front Street. The restaurant and bar serves contemporary American small bites, features an amazing raw bar, and offers New England micro brews and craft cocktails. Be sure to try one of the signature Nutcracker Suite & Spicy cocktails. Also Nutcracker ticket holders get a special discount!
Shop at Hartford Prints
Head over to the historic Pratt Street to show your CONNetic Dance Nutcracker Suite & Spicy spirit by buying your Hartford Prints Ugly Sweater Christmas cards. Their inviting shop also features other items like sweatshirts, tees, and prints that are perfect for getting your holiday shopping done!
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Nutcracker Brunch at M&M Bistro
Before the Ugly Sweater Party matinee performance on Sunday, head over to M&M Bistro in the lobby of Hartford's Hilton for a Nutcracker Suite & Spicy themed brunch from 11am-1pm.