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Local Events

Friday, November 16

Annual Holiday Artisan Show and Sale – 6-9pm. Browse unique and special gift items created by guild artisans and guest craftsmen including fine arts, beautiful hand-turned wood, ceramics, jewelry, knitted wear and crafts. The Gallery on the Green, 5 Canton Green Rd. 860-693-4102.

Saturday, November 17

9th Annual Holiday Mischief’s Craft Fair– 10am-4pm. Browse handcrafted wares created by more than 80 craftspeople and get a wonderful start to the holiday shopping season! There’s something for everyone. Admission: $2 or Free with canned food donation for the Canton Food Bank. All admissions receive door prize ticket. Proceeds from a teacup auction benefit the local scholarship program. Canton High School, 76 Simonds Ave, Canton. 860-352-2722.

Opening Night Gala - Gallery of Trees – 6:30-9:30pm. Enjoy this adults only event and kick off the 11th Annual Gallery of Trees. Enjoy hundreds of uniquely decorated, non-living trees donated by local businesses, organizations or individuals. Proceeds of the event benefit the museum operating fund. $20 per person. Canton Historical Society, 11 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-2012.

Sunday, November 18

11th Annual Gallery of the Trees - Opening Day – 10am- 4pm (Sun-Wed); 10am-8pm (Thu-Fri.) Browse a gallery of holiday tree designs created by local schools, groups, businesses and residents. The exhibit remains open until December 9th. A drawing for the trees will be held after museum closing on December 9th. All proceeds benefit the Canton Historical Museum Building Fund. 11 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-2012.

Saturday, November 24

Small Business Saturday in Collinsville – 10am-5pm. Show your love and visit local Collinsville shops, restaurants, and businesses and check off some items on your holiday shopping list. A welcome tent will be located on the square next to Lasalle Market. Participating shops will be offering giveaways and special discounts as well as beverages and snacks. Please bring a can good to donate to the local food bank. Learn more: www.VisitCollinsville.com Events.

Shop Local Saturday Tent Sale– 10am-6pm. Love how your home looks again with new wood, carpet and tile flooring. Visit to learn about the latest in flooring products for your home project and enjoy holiday specials of 20-50% off with hot cider and donuts! Please bring a toy or gift certificate to support Gifts for Canton. Cook and Kozlak Flooring Center, 200 Albany Tpke, Canton. 860-693-2202.

Small Business Saturday at Historic Rt 44 Marketplace– 11am-5pm. Enjoy holiday sales, giveaways and refreshments while shopping at the Historic Rt. 44 Marketplace. Bring boxed cereals, peanut butter or monetary donations for the Canton Food Bank. Across from the Town Green in Canton, 161-181 Albany Tpke, Canton. 860-352-2532.

Thursday, November 29

1st Annual Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting Celebration– 6-8pm (7pm Tree Lighting.) All ages are sure to delight in these holiday festivities including hot cocoa and holiday carolers. Visit more than 45 specialty stores and eateries for special offerings. The Shoppes at the Farmington Valley, 110 Albany Tpke, Canton. 860-693-3059.

Wednesday, December 5

Holiday Party - Canton Chamber of Commerce– 5-8pm. All residents and members are invited. Enjoy great food and refreshments and mingle with local business owners at a wonderful annual community event that raises funds through the sale of raffle tickets. A portion of proceeds support Gifts for Canton whose mission is to aid needy families in our area. Increase your contribution and bring unwrapped gifts for any age or gift cards from area retailers to be distributed to local families in need. $20 in advance / $25 at the door. Canton Historical Society, 11 Front Street, Collinsville. www.CantonChamberOfCommerce.com

Friday, December 7

Collinsville Champagne Walk– 6-9pm. Stroll the festive streets of Historic Collinsville, wandering from shop to shop enjoying samples of Champagne, other beverages and tasty bites to enrich your holiday experience with friends and family in quaint and quirky Historic Collinsville. $25 / flute; $20 / Charm. A portion of proceeds benefit Canton Youth Services programs for opioid prevention and support. Participating Shops, Collinsville. Learn more: www.VisitCollinsville.com Events.

Saturday, December 8

Stock the Cruiser – 9am-2pm. The Canton Chamber’s Gifts for Canton teams up with the Canton Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Ocean State Job Lot. Bring unwrapped gifts for all ages, gift cards from area retailers and food items for the benefit of our neighbors in need. Ocean State Job Lot, 133 River Rd, Canton. 860-693-0405.

Stock the Cruiser – 10am-4pm. The Canton Chamber’s Gifts for Canton teams up Canton Police Department and The Shoppes at Farmington Valley. Bring unwrapped gifts for all ages, gift cards from area retailers and food items for the benefit of our neighbors in need. The Shoppes at Farmington Valley, Albany Tpke, Canton. 860-693-3059.

Christmas in Collinsville– 10am-4pm. ‘Tis the season for holiday fun. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, 2 magic shows, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, face painting and charity craft fair by local artisans and more. Bring a canned good donation to the craft fair for the Canton Food Bank and receive a raffle ticket. 10% of the proceeds benefit The Interval House. Free. Canton Town Hall Auditorium and Participating Shops, Collinsville. Learn more: www.VisitCollinsville.com Events.

Saturday, December 15

Holiday Party - The Gallery on the Green– 6-9pm. Celebrate the season with local guild artisans and guests. The Gallery on the Green. 5 Canton Green Rd. 860-693-4102.

Sunday, December 16

Sip ‘n Shop – Canton Historic Rt. 44 Marketplace – 12- 4pm. Finish up your last-minute holiday shopping and rejuvenate your holiday spirit with roaming carolers, hot drinks and specialty food treats. Holiday sales, giveaways and refreshments make the visit to these 6 unique shops in the heart of Canton even better. Historic Marketplace Shops, 161-181 Albany Tpke, Canton. 860-352-2532.