Mom’s Morning in Children’s Activities

Mom’s Morning In is a fun-filled program for toddlers/preschoolers and their parents or caregivers, with three popular events each year: a Halloween Parade in downtown Darien, with treat or treating at merchants followed by a magic show; a special holiday visit from Santa in the historic DCA mansion, and an Easter Egg Hunt on the sprawling great lawn of the DCA estate. Reservations are not required. Bring your infants as well!

Please see our 2018-2019 schedule and pricing below. In the event of inclement weather, the DCA follows the Darien Public Schools schedule.

Mom’s Morning In Calendar: 2018 – 2019

October 26

Our parade is a colorful tradition! Dress up your little ones and bring a bag for trick-or-treating at the doors of local merchants along the way to Tilley Pond. Then join us for snacks and a special show with our favorite magician “The Amazing Andy.” His magical talents will amaze you and your child, and his wonderful antics, humor and sleight of hand will keep even the youngest magic enthusiasts entertained. Meet at the parking lot next to the Darien Fire Station opposite Post Corner Pizza. Read more about Amazing Andy through this link. Price: $5 per child.


December 14

Join us for some holiday cheer, and to take the classic photos you enjoy every year! The highlight of the party will be your little one’s visit with Santa, set against the backdrop of a full-size Christmas tree nestled within our historic home. When there’s a line, adults will find plenty of chairs, and toddlers will have some little things to keep them occupied, including holiday cookies and juice. Click here to see pictures from last year’s Christmas party with Santa. Price: $10 per child.



April 19 (Good Friday)

Gather your Easter baskets and come out for an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn of the DCA! This annual event is a great way for children to get into the spirit of the holiday. Please come early, as the Easter Egg Hunt starts at 10:00am sharp and takes only a few minutes. A special appearance by the Easter Bunny makes this a wonderful morning. Price: $20 cash per car.
Parking at the DCA is limited, carpooling is encouraged.

In the event of inclement weather, a cancellation of the egg hunt will be announced on our DCA website, e-blast, and voicemail greeting that morning.

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