Merry Mansfield: Festive Fun

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Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Mansfield Senior Center

  • Thursday, November 16
  • 12:00 PM
  • $10 per person
  • Reserve your meal by 4:30 PM on Friday, November 10
  • At the Mansfield Senior Center (303 Maple Road)

Gather with your friends at the Mansfield Senior Center for a Thanksgiving luncheon. The menu will include: Roast Turkey with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Dinner Roll, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie for Dessert!

Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by 4:30 PM on Friday, November 10 by completing and returning the form on page 12 of the November Senior Sparks or call Kristen at 860.487.9876.

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Holiday Movie Bonanza

  • November 10 & 11 and 17 & 18
  • 7:30 PM
  • Tickets available for purchase online here
  • Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace

Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace will host its popular "Holiday Movie Bonanza" on two weekends this year. Come with all the holiday cheer, and enjoy their limited snack bar menu and hot coco bar!

Advanced tickets highly recommended and available at These events sell out! They cannot guarantee there will still be tickets at the gate available for all shows!

Movies will begin at 7:30 PM. Please note: Start time is approximate - depending on how busy it is, start time may be postponed (only by minutes) to ensure the movie will be at its best quality.


  • November 10 & 11:
    • The Polar Express
    • Gremlins
    • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • November 17 & 18:
    • Elf
    • Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
    • (Third screen TBA)

For more information, please visit or call 860.423.4441.

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Jingle Jog

  • Saturday, December 2
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Free!
  • Pre-registration strongly suggested; Register here
  • Mansfield Community Center (10 S. Eagleville Road)

Head to the Community Center for this fun new family friendly event. Prance, dance or blitz your way around the festive track for a chance to win prizes! Jingle bells provided with your registration. Feel free to dress up in your best holiday attire. Hot chocolate and candy canes provided when finished. Open to ages 0-99

For more information, please call the Community Center: 860.429.2740

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11th Annual Winter Welcome

  • Saturday, December 2
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Free!
  • Downtown Storrs

Join the Mansfield Downtown Partnership in celebrating the start of the new season at their 11th Annual Winter Welcome. Enjoy seasonal treats and specials at participating Downtown Storrs businesses, winter activities, the Trim-A-Tree contest, and more!

Visit for more information.

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Free Family Paint Night

  • Tuesday, December 5
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Free! Registration required; Register here.
  • Lenard Hall (450 S. Eagleville Road)

Put your own spin on a famous artwork in this beginner friendly class with step-by-step instructions. Each participant receives one canvas. An adult and child pair can work together. Preregistration is required.

December's inspiration: Winter Landscape by Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin (1861–1939)

Instructor: Noah Yilmaz, an artist from Coventry, CT who enjoys working in a variety of media. He is an Elementary Art Teacher, working with students in grades K-5. He has held classes for all ages, from preschoolers to seniors. He’s passionate about helping people express their inner artist! 

"Winter Landscape" by Konstantin Alekseevich Korovin: A man walks away from a snow-covered cab

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Kids' Night Out

  • Friday, December 8
  • 5:00 PM-8:00 PM; Pick up is promptly at 8:00 PM!
  • Cost: $22/night out for residents, $32/night out for non-residents
  • Registration required; Register here
  • Mansfield Community Center (10 S. Eagleville Road)

Kid’s! Aren’t you ready for a night out? We have a special night of fun planned with you in mind! Put on your favorite PJ’s, prepare yourself to enjoy some pizza and snacks, playtime and crafts, and an after-dinner film complete with cocoa for dessert.

Parents, sorry, you’re not invited to this one. We hope you’ll be able to keep yourselves busy! Don’t worry, we’ll be having fun.

For kids ages 5 to 12.

Theme for December 8: Holiday PJs!

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We want to hear from you!

If your Mansfield-located business or community organization has plans for a celebration, special event, charitable campaign, sale, seasonal offering, or promotion occurring between mid-November and mid-January, let us know!

We will include only events, etc. that are open to the public (e.g. no members' only events) and that will take place in Mansfield, CT.

There is no fee to be included in "Merry Mansfield" - we just need your info! 

Please click here to submit your information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership (please call 860.429.2740 or email us).

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