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Contents There is something very special about the holiday season in Connecticut. The hustle and bustle of finding the right gift, attending a holiday event, or just spending time with family and friends help to create memories that last a lifetime. Discover festive events in towns nearby to celebrate the holiday season.

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Holiday Tree Lighting Date and Time TBA Various holiday events and happenings around Westport Town Hall and downtown Westport. Please visit:, and Be sure to check their facebook pages too, especially WDMA who is sure to have something special in addition to their sprinkling of holiday lights and decorations illuminating downtown.

events, gardening, biography, and more. Also, new (shrink-wrapped) DVDs and CDs, as well as holidaythemed materials. All sales benefit the Westport Library.


6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. (approximately) Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 55 Myrtle Avenue, Westport The Visiting Nurses Services of CT will host the 26th Annual Tree of Light Ceremony. This ceremony is non-denominational and open to the public. Guests are invited to a reception following the memorial roll and tree lighting ceremony. Residents wishing to have a memorial light on the Westport tree or to have the names of departed family members read during the memorial roll can contact VNS at: 203-366-3821 Ext 1111 or visit All Proceeds benefit the VNS Hospice at Home program for in-need families in Westport.

Annual Holiday Book Sale Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport. Holiday shopping made easy. Buy donated books in pristine condition that are truly gift-worthy, all at great prices. You’ll find craft, cooking, children’s and art books, as well as fiction, history, current

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Christmas Lessons & Carols 5:00 p.m. Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Westport, 75 Church Lane, Westport 13th annual festival, in the style of King’s College, Cambridge, features the timeless lessons of Christmas and glorious seasonal music. Please bring donations of nonperishable food to benefit the Food Pantry at St. John’s, Bridgeport. Free: donations accepted.


Holiday Music from the Pizzazz Strings Ensemble 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport. Pizzazz Strings Ensemble presents holiday selections that include Baroque master Vivaldi, Strauss waltzes, jazzy and pop Christmas and Chanukah favorites.The quintet includes Pizzazz director and cellist Andrea Mills, violinists

Andrew Smith and Jeanine Wynton, violist Sarah Smale and harpist Jane Zopf. The artists will also be sharing stories from their extraordinary musical adventures. Visit:


A Very Electric Christmas 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Westport County Playhouse. 25 Powers Court, Westport Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship, and hope set to timeless holiday hits by Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey, Tchiakovsky & more. Santa’s

helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max heads south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course during a snowstorm, he ends up lost at the North Pole. As he makes his way home, he meets dancing poinsettias, Nutcracker soldiers & other festive characters. Tickets $20. For more information: www.


Vacation Film Festival 2:00 p.m. Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport Fun and family friendly movies

at the Westport Library in the Higgins or McManus Room. For movie title each day visit:

after December 15th the tickets will be $15. For more information please visit


First Night Westport 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Downtown Westport For the 22nd year this fabulous event celebrates the magic of ringing in the New Year in a fun, safe, and friendly atmosphere; all walkable within downtown Westport. There are lots of venues for children of all ages. Toquet Hall open until 10:00 p.m. Buttons on sale through December 14th, $10, 5

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Christmas Tree Lighting 5:50 p.m. Fairfield Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road Santa arrives at 7:00 p.m. The occasion that truly kicks off the holiday season in Fairfield is the lighting of the Christmas tree on

the Town Hall Green. Gather with your family and countdown as we light the 90-foot tall Norway spruce, the tallest living tree that gets lit at Christmas time in Connecticut!


Glad Tidings We Bring Friday 8:00 p.m. Saturday 2:00 p.m. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield The Fairfield University Glee Club will present its annual Christmas concert with a mix of early works and holiday favorites. For more information: 203-254-4010.


Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield Presents: A Visit to Santa’s House Friday evening- the event will coincide with the town Christmas Tree Lighting 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road, Fairfield. Each year hundreds of dedicated volunteers magically transform the historic Burr Homestead in Fairfield, Connecticut into a celebration of the Christmas season. From the moment visitors step into the Burr Homestead, there will be plenty to see and do. The Holiday Boutique is an annual favorite, offering festive gifts and ornaments. Bring the kids to visit Santa! They can have their photo taken while they read him their list! For more information and to buy tickets, please visit General Admission Price: $10 adults $5 children and seniors. For more information please visit: www.


Holiday Express Train Show

Every weekend 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Every weekday 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Month of December, also Thursdays and Fridays 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield Fairfield Museum and History Center holiday tradition! Kids and adults will delight in the

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magic of model trains winding around a winter wonderland of spectacular trees and beautiful holiday scenery. For more information:


Festival of Lessons and Carols 4:00 p.m. Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Join the Liturgical Choir and 4 Heart Harmony, Blended Hearts, SHUpermen, and SHU LOVE in the beautiful atmosphere of the University’s Chapel as the Christmas Story is celebrated in scripture, readings, anthems, and Christmas carols. Free admission.


Choir Christmas Extravaganza: The Colors of Christmas 7:30 p.m. Edgerton Center, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Come hear all the SHU Choirs as they paint the colors of Christmas singing our favorite carols and tunes. With loads of good cheer, traditional and contemporary classics, and a surprise guest from the North Pole, this concert isn’t to be missed! Edgerton Center General Admission: $10.


Christmas Memories 3:00 p.m. Edgerton Center, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Celebrate the season with the Sacred Heart University band’s annual December concert. Featuring timeless holiday classics,

and a Christmas Sing-a-Long! General Admission: $10 Free admission for SHU students.


Holiday Breakfast 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Roger Ludlowe Middle School Cafeteria, 689 Unquowa Road, Fairfield Santa Claus is coming to town! Gather the family together for a fun breakfast of donuts, bagels, coffee, juice, hot chocolate, and more. Get a chance to have the kids visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus while listening to the local town school choirs. This event

is sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department, the Police Athletic League, and the Town Youth Council.


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3:00 p.m. Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University Guitarist John Pizzarelli returns to the Quick Center stage bringing his wit, charm, and amazing voice for an afternoon you will not want to miss. John and his quartet will be playing holiday classics that warm the heart and remind you of cherished memories with loved ones

and selections from his new album, Midnight McCartney. Tickets: $60,

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13th Annual Sugar Plum Party 3:00 p.m. The Bijou Theater, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport. Share a special afternoon with the New England Ballet Company of Bridgeport and enjoy a short performance of the Nutcracker Suite. Hear Clara read the enchanting story of the Nutcracker. Meet the dancers, do a simple holiday craft, plus children may have their photo taken with their favorite character. Fee is $16 per person. Photos are extra. Reservations are suggested

for this general admission seating, delightful event that will sweep you away into the holiday spirit. Tickets sell quickly. Please call 203-799-7950. www.


Little Bears for the Holidays 10:45 a.m. Fridays Bridgeport Public Library- North Branch 3455 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport Come and participate in the popular holiday story program for ages Birth-3 with a caregiver.


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Little Hands for the Holidays

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bridgeport PAL, 2 Quarry Road, Trumbull. In 1950, the Bridgeport PAL wanted to create something for area youth at Christmas time that would be unique. After many hours of discussion, they came up with the idea of bringing a replica of Santa’s Workshop to the area. This workshop would include animated displays and each child would receive a gift. Today, it is lovingly known as Christmas Village. In December of each year thousands of people visit the Village which has grown from a simple shack into a Christmas Spectacular.

10:45 a.m. Wednesdays Bridgeport Public Library- North Branch 3455 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport Come make simple holiday crafts or art projects with your child ages 0-3. Glue sticker, paint stampers, crayons, paper, and more are the ingredients for fun and budding creativity. For ages Birth-3 and a caregiver. Small MultiPurpose Room B. Visit: www.

T(h)inker Thursday for the Holidays 3:30 p.m. Thursdays Bridgeport Public Library- North Branch 3455 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport Join in the fun and participate in a variety of nifty holiday projects that will make you think as you tinker! Activities will include holiday themed cooking and making gizmos for the holidays. For all ages. Community Room


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Nutcracker Our Way 7:00 p.m. The Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport New England Ballet Company collaborates with Bridgeport Public School System creating

the “Nutcracker Our Way” dance program. In school classes culminating in a Nutcracker Suite performance at The Klein integrating dancers of all abilities.

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New England Ballet’s: The Nutcracker 25th Silver Anniversary Saturday 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. The Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport Come and celebrate the 25th Silver Anniversary of The Nutcracker! Enjoy a special holiday afternoon being

mesmerized by everyone’s favorite holiday ballet. Special champagne reception catered by Trattoria ‘A Vuchella on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. in the mezzanine lobby $50. Tickets for the ballet $20-$50 at:


Greater Bridgeport Orchestra presents: A Christmas Eve in Paris 7:00 p.m. Pre-concert Lecture 8:00 p.m. Show A week before Christmas Eve, GBS spends Christmas Eve in Paris with Rodolfo, Mimi, Marcello, and Musetta,

performing the concert version of La Boheme. The full GBS orchestra will be joined by the best-of-the-best local youth musicians, -members of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO), who will play side-by-side with GBS professionals. Well over 100 musicians will take the stage, playing Puccini’s familiar musical tale of starving artists in a garret, finding love on the streets of Paris on Christmas Eve. World-class soloists will sing the lead roles, and the evening will end with perennial holiday favorites. Tickets $10-$59. Call: 203-576-0263.

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Annual Sterling House Christmas Tree Sale

Weekdays 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Weekends 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sterling House Community Center, 2283 Main Street, Stratford The sale is held on the grounds of Sterling House Community Center. Come select your favorite tree from a large selection and make your holiday festivities complete. This is a fundraiser for the center’s Food Pantry, which helps nourish those in-need within the local community.


Tree Lighting - Holiday Festival 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Family Program, Stratford Library at 2203 Main Street followed by 5:30 p.m. Tree lighting at Stratford Town Hall. 2725 Main Street, Stratford Live music from local school choirs and a roving magician visits at the Stratford Library. The highlight of the event is a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrive on a fire truck. Every child can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and will receive a free photo and gift. This year we will have a craft for all the

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kids to create. This event is made possible by the support of our many local businesses. A Holiday Family program is planned, which features a magician traveling from room to room doing magic tricks (balloon tying, hand magic and other fun things for the holidays), before the tree lighting at the Stratford Library, please call 203385-4165 for further information.


Annual Christmas Fair 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lordship Community Church, 179 Prospect Drive, Stratford Come join us as we celebrate the Christmas holiday with a quilt exhibit, handmade crafts, Vermont cheeses, an old-fashioned candy store, gift baskets, jewelry, wreaths, local vendors, a raffle, great food, and a visit from Santa. More info at:


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Go To Top 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in the Library’s Board Room, Stratford Have you ever been given a homemade holiday card and said to yourself, “I could totally do better than that”? Then try your hand at recreating mantel-worthy holiday cards at our Holiday Crafterswap! Each person will make enough of their handcrafted designs to swap with other participants so that everyone takes home a stack of unique holiday cards! We’ll meet downstairs in the Library’s Board Room. Ask the front desk for directions if you get lost. While our Meetup event is geared toward people ages 18-35, if you’re

younger/older and would like to come, you’re more than welcome! Please RSVP through meetup:


Holiday Open House 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Stratford Historical Society, 967 Academy Hill Road, Stratford Tour the historical house while looking for displays that tell the origins of many holiday traditions. For the children there is a special holiday scavenger hunt and arts and crafts too. Visit Santa in the Catherine Bunnell Mitchell Museum and be entertained by holiday carolers. The gift shop is open with many delightful holiday selections for everyone. Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for children and under 5 are free. Visit: www. or call 203-378-0630.


Visit with Mrs. Santa Claus 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Perry House, 1128 W. Broad Street, Stratford The Perry House Foundation will host a Sunday with Mrs. Santa Claus. With Santa so busy at the

North Pole, Mrs. Claus will be here to welcome children and their parents to share their hopes for the holiday ahead. Mrs. Claus has a special link to Santa for Christmas wish lists. The Perry House elves will dance with the kids, host storytelling, and crafts and refreshments. As a special treat, Mrs. Claus will sing karaoke with the children. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free but donations toward future Perry House Homestead events are always appreciated. Holiday ornaments available for purchase $10. Call for further details: 203-377-3779.



New England Guitar Society Holiday Concert

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Stratford Library in the main lobby Holiday music directed by James Baird. Free and open to the public. Please call: 203-385-4165 for further information.

this original play was written by Stratford playwright Steven Oftinowski. He introduces notables as Captain John Selby, Igor Sikorsky, Adam Blakeman, William Samuel Johnson and Goody Bassett in a lively visit laced with humor and poignancy. Tickets $25. 203-375-8778.


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15th Annual Lamplight Stroll 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Downtown Milford, Broad Street Visitors will enjoy a nostalgic experience during the popular classic New England traditional event that celebrates the holiday season. Downtown Milford’s shops, spas, and salons will greet visitors with refreshments, holiday cheer, and unique holiday shopping opportunities! For more info visit:


Milford Historical Society Christmas Fair NOVEMBER 12

Fall Showcase Concert 4:00 p.m. First United Church of Milford, 34 West Main Street, Milford Come and enjoy this concert, which will feature Meetinghouse Chorale and Orchestra presenting Handel’s Messiah Part 1, and our other ensembles presenting entertaining music. It will also feature a performance of Charles Ives’ Variations on America on our historic Holtkamp pipe organ. For tickets call the church at: 203-8774277.


Annual Festival of Lights & Tree Lighting on the Milford Green 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gazebo on the Milford Green, Broad Street, Milford

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Come and listen to some holiday music in the gazebo, enjoy some free hot chocolate provided by the retirees of the Milford Fire Dept. and wait for Santa to arrive by fire truck at 6:30 pm. Free For more information, call Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce, who sponsors the evening: 203-8780681.


Small Business Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Downtown Milford Join the businesses of Downtown Milford Business Association on this special day. You’ll find many wonderful pre-holiday specials while supporting locally owned businesses. Some shops are open later than 5PM. Visit www. for more information.


Annual Celebration of Trees 2016 Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Avenue, Milford Milford Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual Celebration of Trees. Opening on Saturday, December 3rd with Kids Day including lunch at noon with Santa (reservations required with limited seating $5 Children and $7 Adults.) visiting with Santa -3pm, a magician, face painting, Tony the balloon man and other activities. The Celebration of Trees includes themed decorated trees, wreaths, and baskets. Tree of Light ceremony on December 9th with guest speaker Mayor Ben Blake, bake sale on December 7th and a raffle drawing on December 12th at 4:00 p.m.; weekends will feature lots of entertainment from

Friday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Milford Historical Society, 34 High Street, Milford The fair features themed decorated tabletop trees, wreaths, and ornaments. The Country Store will be open for shoppers interested in old-fashioned toys, historical books, map reproductions, and all kinds of gifts and stocking stuffers. The bake sale offers all homemade treats. Proceeds used to preserve three historical houses. More info at:


Pantochino Presents The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus Fridays at 7:30pm Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford By Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg. Where did Santa Claus

come from? From the pages of L. Frank Baum’s (The Wizard of Oz) fascinating book comes this new musical telling of the story of Santa Claus. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a sweeping saga of love, joy, and peace and all things Christmas and the must see holiday event of the season. All Ages. All seats $20. Online or $22 at the door. Visit: or call 203-937-6206.


Christmas Spectacular at Saint Ann’s 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. St. Ann’s Parish Center, 499 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford In a charming Dickens Village setting, visitors will discover unique, handcrafted items from more than 30 vendors. Strolling carolers will add to the festivity of this unique shopping venue.

The Tiny Tim Auction will feature an array of raffle prizes. Dine at the food court and purchase mouthwatering baked goods at the oldfashioned Bake Shoppe. Admission is free. For information or directions please call 203-874-0634 or visit:


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10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mathewson Elementary School, 466 West River Street, Milford The event features The Learning Station. Hosted by the Milford

• 25+ Stroll Shops, offering a unique holiday shopping experience • Live entertainment and musicians throughout downtown • Horse & carriage rides around the Green • Visits by Santa & Mrs. Santa

New to the Lamplight Stroll This Season! • Projected images of classic holiday movies at three locations throughout downtown • ‘Santa’s Man Cave’ featuring businesses that appeal to men • DMBA Hospitality Booth selling concessions & mini-poinsettias

Family Resource Center from 10-11 a.m. there will be a visit from Santa, face painting and a reading corner. 11-12 p.m. is the Learning Station Concert. 12-1 p.m. there will be a visit from Santa, face painting, a reading corner and bake sale. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door. No charge for children under two.

11:00 a.m. Parsons Complex Gymnasium, 70 West River Street, Milford Come run for a good “clause”! This event benefits the Literacy

Downtown Milford Holiday Pop-Up Market by Spinnaker Located at 50 Broad Street next to Colony Pizza. The Market’s Grand Opening will be Friday, Dec. 2 from 5–9 The Market will be open from 11–6 on Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 & Dec. 21-22 13

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Breakfast with Santa 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saint Ann’s Parish Center Hall, 499 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford

Parents, kids, and grandchildren are invited to enjoy Breakfast with Santa. It’s his busiest season but Santa will take a brief break for a pancake breakfast with his friends and admirers. Santa’s buddy the Sound Tiger (of the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers) will also be on hand. Highlights include music from the Pumpkin Delight School choir and lots of fun activities. Tickets are $5 per person; $20 per family. Free

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Nite Spot Nights Holiday Show Hedda Lettuce In “Lettuce Rejoice” 8:00 p.m. Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Avenue New York’s drag debutant and six time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner returns to Nite Spot Nights! “Lettuce Rejoice” is a twisted take on the holidays. Expect fresh Christmas parody songs mixed with original music, tossed together with Miss Lettuce’s hilarious comedy and you have a festive winter celebration. Accompanied by the very gifted Pianist Rachel

Kaufman. All seats $30. Visit: tickets or call 203-878-6657.


Senior Gospel Choir Christmas Concert 2:00 p.m. The Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, Milford Enjoy classic Christmas music and get in the holiday spirit. Free and open to the public.


Elf Yourself Costume Paddle 12:00 p.m. Scoot & Paddle, Walnut Beach, Milford Come out for a Christmas Paddle- costume and wetsuit/dry suit required. Bring your own boat/board. Visit:


Walnut Beach Art Stroll and Tree Lighting with Santa 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Walnut Beach, Naugatuck Avenue & Broadway, Milford Come and see the beautiful tree lighting with Santa and the Boy’s & Girl’s Club Choir at the arch.


A Milford Christmas 1:00 p.m. The Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, Milford Holiday classics by Milford’s premiere band.

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Chanukah Story & Song with PJ Library 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Thursday Barnes & Noble, 375 Post Road, Milford This is a special Chanukah story and celebration as all three Jewish Temples are featuring sing-a-longs with their own rabbis at three different times! For ages 1-8. Free. Please visit website for specifics:

Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, Milford Ring in the New Year! $15 tickets. Call: 203-877-5131.


Celebrate New Year’s Day 3:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave, Milford “Celebrate New Year’s Day with Argentine Tango, intro class and social.” Admission is $20 includes performances, complimentary wine and snacks, as well as the intro class. For more information contact Gem: 203.543.8099 or

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Food Drive - December 1 Coat Drive - December 31 Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers, 240 Indian River Road, Orange All non-perishable foods are accepted; especially in need of peanut butter, tuna, and holiday foods. All donations go to the Orange Community Services

Food Bank. The coat drive will benefit the West Haven Family Resource Center. To get involved, call 203-298-9828 or stop in anytime Monday through Friday with donations.


Material Girls Boutique and Kaoud Rugs Toy Drive for Yale’s Toy Closet 463 Boston Post Road, Orange New, unwrapped toys (no stuffed

animals) can be dropped off during regular store hours and will be donated to Yale’s Toy Closet. (For toy suggestions, visit www.ynhh. org/community-health/toy-closetprogram.aspx). Both stores are offering specials to participants who donate items.


Christmas Tree Lighting 5:30 p.m. The Green, Orange CT


Orange Arts and Crafts Guild Annual Holiday Boutique 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Maple View Farm, 603 Orange Center Road, Orange. Over two dozen craftspeople and artists of the guild have created items for sale. Come explore unique gift giving opportunities, or purchase something for yourself. A portion of the proceeds will go toward an Amity High School Art Scholarship. No admission fee.

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Wagon Rides with Santa 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Maple View Farm. 603 Orange Center Road, Orange. Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride with Santa at this historic farm along with hot chocolate, cookies, and a holiday boutique. $5 Reservations required. 203-799-6495.


Town of Orange’s Annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Orange Town Green. Exciting events will take place all about the Town Green including the Clark Building, Stone Otis House, Case Memorial Library, and the Congregational Church. A gingerbread house contest, Santa Claus, ice sculptures, and more! Tree lighting is approximately at 5:30 p.m. All activities are free of charge.

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Christmas Tree Lighting 5:30 p.m. The West Haven Green, West Haven The annual lighting of the city Christmas tree will herald a night of merriment. Music, carols, and sing-alongs. Santa & Mrs. Claus & their elves will help with this year’s special guests throw a switch to light the green. Santa & Mrs. Claus will then greet visitors and take pictures on the green until 9:00 p.m. Enjoy a hayride, ride the carousel, or hop on the train. All activities are free but donations are appreciated.


“Christmas In The Schoolhouse Extravaganza” 10:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00p.m. Sunday St. Lawrence School, 231 Main Street, West Haven St. Lawrence School will transform their gym and the after-School building into a winter wonderland. Have your picture taken with Santa & Mrs. Claus and enjoy entertainment on the stage while shopping with the numerous craft vendors in the gym. Check out the Candy Cane Lane and pick up some delicious baked goods. Enter

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Choose and cut Christmas trees and pre-cut Christmas trees. Saws provided, tree wrapping available. Gift shop featuring a large selection of decorated and undecorated wreaths, swags, cemetery pieces, and roping. Custom wreaths also available. Cash and check only. Early tagging of trees begins in November. Christmas tree varieties: Fraser Fir, White Spruce, and Blue Spruce. Pre-cut trees: Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Balsam Fir, and Blue Spruce.

the raffles to win gift baskets full of Christmas goodies. For more information: 203-933-2518.


Lou’s Christmas Tree Tag and Cut, 532 New England Lane, Orange Weekend after Thanksgiving until December 24. Weekends only 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. You choose and cut your own tree. One price for any and all trees. Choose from: White Spruce, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce and Fraser Fir. Lou’s also offers free hot cocoa, candy canes, and golf cart rides for the kids; snowmobiles if there’s enough snow! Discover a beautiful walking farm on manicured lawns surrounding three ponds. Follow the white and red arrows that say Lou’s Xmas Tree Farm. Cash only. For more info call: 203-795-5052.

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5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday -Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven The Fantasy of Lights is the perfect place to go see a park filled with holiday light displays. With over 100,000 bulbs, the displays light up Lighthouse Point Park from late November until the end of the year. All proceeds from the Fantasy of Lights support the programs of Easter Seals Goodwill Industries.


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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol The Holiday Hit of All Time! 7:30 p.m. Friday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Saturday 2:00 p.m. Sunday Shubert Theater, 247 College Street, New Haven Charles Dickens’ story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge—who discovers the true meaning of Christmas with the help of Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas

Past, Present, and Future— captures all the warmth, goodwill, and musical memories of the holiday season. Tickets are available at: COMMUNITY FOOD & TOY DRIVE: The Shubert Theater will be a collection site for nonperishable food items and new, unwrapped toys.


37th Annual Colonial Concert 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. United Church on the Green, 270 Temple Street Orchestra New England has been performing at this event for 37 years. ONE’s flagship flashback entertainment event features wigs, waistcoats, candlelight, and the great music of the 18th century. We usher in the holiday season and bring Colonial New Haven back to life with this family concert tradition! Contact: 03-777-4690.


Glory in the Highest! 2:00 p.m. Saint Mary’s Church, 5 Hillhouse Ave. New Haven Join the Chorale, soloists, and orchestra in this annual holiday celebration featuring music of Praetorius and Gabrieli, Mozart’s Mass in C Major, selections from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, moving acappella favorites, festive seasonal spirituals, and a sing-a-long of classic holiday favorites amid the glorious acoustics of New Haven’s beautiful St. Mary’s Church. Even St. Nick himself has been known to appear at this lively event! A sparkling start of the holiday season for the entire family.

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Yale Camerata Advent Concert 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Battell Chapel, College and Elm Streets, New Haven “Dona Nobis Pacem” will be performed, with Marguerite L. Brooks conducting. Also, the music of J.S. Bach, Vaughan Williams, Kyr, and Marshall. Free and open to the public. Contact: 203-432-5062.


Lighting Celebration Downtown’s historic New Haven Green 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. New Haven Annual Tree The event is the City’s traditional kick-off to the holiday season and is free for the entire family. Enjoy a host of family oriented activities including live musical performances, carousel rides, holiday crafts, horse drawn carriage rides, hay maze, and more! Take a photo with Rudolph, Olaf or other costumed characters and visit the New Haven Free Public Library Bookmobile and Santa. Check the city website for times of all the festivities: www.


27th Annual Trees of Hope 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily Maritime Center, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven Trees of Hope is a nine-day holiday spectacular featuring a raffle and holiday boutique benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut.

Over 120 holiday displays to be raffled off to lucky winners on the very last day. The event also features a holiday boutique which is open to the public daily, with musical performances and appearances from Santa and Ronald McDonald on the weekends. Free.


The Nutcracker, New Haven Ballet 7:00 p.m. Friday 1:00 & 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Shubert Theater. 247 College Street, New Haven New Haven Ballet proudly presents Artistic Director Lisa Sanborn’s exciting full-length production of The Nutcracker. This family friendly holiday classic is set to music by Tchaikovsky, masterfully played by the New Haven Ballet Orchestra as conducted by Dr. Richard Gard. Ticket prices: $25.50 - $68 and vary by seat location:


Messiah Audience Singalong 1:30 p.m. Battell Chapel, College and Elm Streets, New Haven Join the Yale Symphony and the Yale Glee Club for our Annual Messiah Sing along to the chorus sections of Handel’s “The Messiah.” We will perform a number of excerpts from the timeless oratorio. This community audience sing along has become a holiday staple to open the season. Scores will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will benefit New Haven’s homeless. Free admission:

U1 - U12), $25 Regular SCSU Faculty Staff and Student Guest (Limit 2), $10 Regular SCSU Student w/valid ID (Limit 1). Call: 203-392-6154.


Chanukah Story & Song $5 suggested donation at the door. Contact: Yale Glee Club,


A Christmas Carol (1951 film) 5:30 p.m. Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven In this adaptation of Charles Dicken’s classic, Ebeneezer Scrooge is given a chance for redemption when ghosts haunt him on Christmas Eve. Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. Free. Call: 203432-2800.

more than beautiful voices and musical knowledge. The three men are comfortable in all genres from classical and folk to Irish and pop, they bring the audience on a holiday musical voyage. Tickets: $35 Premium (Main Sections M 1-6), $30 Regular (Upper Sections

4:00 p.m. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, New Haven Come hear the story of Chanukah and sing songs with PJ Library. A wonderful way to learn and celebrate for parents and their children ages newborn-5. Free. For more information: www.

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Gift Shop Christmas Fair & Cookie Walk 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. David Humphreys House, 37 Elm Street, Ansonia Shop for unique and yummy items at the annual fair & cookie walk. Free. For more information 203735-1908.


12th Night Celebration 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. David Humphreys House, 37 Elm Street, Ansonia Join in the fun at the annual 12th Night Celebration! At 3:00 p.m. there will be a Charles Dickens reading including a short skit. Free. For more information 203-7351908.



A Sparkling Holiday Osborndale Homestead Museum, 500 Hawthorne Ave, Derby Celebrate the holidays by visiting the Osborne Homestead Museum. For several weeks each winter, the museum is transformed into a holiday showcase. Special guided holiday tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. On Fridays, December 2, 9, and 16, the museum will present “Twilight Tours” to show off the ethereal glow of the decorations from 4p.m. to 7:00p.m. Connecticut Grown farm products will be available for purchase at the Connecticut

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Holiday Market in the Kellogg Environmental Center located behind the museum. The Holiday Market will be held on Friday, December 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. To register for group tours and for more information, please call 203-734-2513 or email donna. Admission: Free.


Special Holiday Lunchtime Book Discussion: Christmas Jars by Jason Wright 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Derby Public Library, 313 Elizabeth Street, Derby Make sure to read this special holiday novel beforehand to participate in a lively discussion. For more information contact: Cathy Williams: 203-736-1482.


Gingerbread Program (Ages 4-10 only) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Derby Public Library, 313 Elizabeth Street, Derby Catch a gingerbread man story, create a craft, and decorate a gingerbread man treat during this holiday program for families with children ages 4-10. There is no fee to attend and all materials will be provided. Free. Registration is required. For more information: 203-736-1482.


Annual Holiday Open House 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Derby Public Library, 313 Elizabeth Street, Derby This holiday tradition includes

evening festivities with a visit from the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. (please register separately for this portion of the festivities). Cookies and punch will be available throughout the day. As usual, this beautiful historic building will be decked, inside and out, in all its holiday glory. These traditionally garbed Carolers will fill the cold winter air with the warm sounds of the season, bringing holiday cheer to young and old alike. Everyone is invited to take part in this special day. Contact Cathy Williams: 203736-1482.

Greenwich NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 24

8th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Village Visit the North Pole on North Street 9:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. daily: Reindeer feeding times except December 23 until 2:00 p.m.12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m weekdays, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturdays & 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sundays: Photos with Santa including December 24 9 :00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location has changed: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouse, 437 North Street, Greenwich The town tradition continues from November 25 until Christmas Eve, Santa’s LIVE Reindeer will be in town. Join the fun on Friday, November 25, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. for the “WE’RE BACK” Party at Sam Bridge Nursery! The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to officially open

Santa’s Workshop will take place at 12:00 p.m. Photos with Santa begin at 12:00 p.m. This is a memorable opportunity to meet Santa and his reindeer and have your photo taken with Santa! With your photo purchase receive a special Shop & Dine Greenwich Gift Bag filled with downtown Greenwich merchant information and special offerings redeemable at participating stores and restaurants in downtown Greenwich. Bring your child for a magical moment they’ll remember forever. $5 from every photo with Santa, and every wreath purchased during the 8th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll will be donated to Kids in Crisis.


Family Holiday Trimmings-Breakfast with Santa 9:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Holiday Trimmings 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakfast with Santa Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob Bring family and friends to celebrate the season together. Hands on Crafts and Fun for all Ages. Crafts priced separately, pay the day of the event. Preregistration required to have breakfast with Santa. Call: 203-869-9242 or visit: www.


8th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday Downtown Greenwich

Shop, Dine, Save and Be Merry as you stroll downtown Greenwich with family and friends to celebrate the 8th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll presented by Whole Foods.


10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford Come and visit this exhibit detailing the origins and many myths of the holidays from ancient Rome to 21st-century commercialism. Included with admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors & students, $5 children (6-17), free under age 6. Call: 203-453-2457. The Guilford Free Library offers museum passes that can be checked out for free admission (2 adult & 2 youth). Call: 203-453-8282.


Firelight Festival 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford Festive luminaries, outdoor fires, popcorn, roasted marshmallows, s’mores, hot cider, hot chocolate, holiday ornament crafts and a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” all in CT’s oldest house. $8 adults, $6 seniors & students, $5 children (6-17), free under age 6.


Chanukah Story Hour 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St, Guilford Chanukah enacted PJ Library story with Rabbi Sommers and Jewish Federation on the Shoreline. Free. Ages 1-8. For more information:

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New Haven Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Holiday Extravaganza 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m Hamden Middle School, 2623 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden Experience a New England musical winter wonderland the NHSO’s Holiday Extravaganza. Led by NHSO pops conductor Chelsea Tipton, this program will warm hearts and enchant listeners with music from The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride and a Christmas carol sing-along, plus performances by the Elm City Girls’ Choir and a special guest from the North Pole. Tickets: $35/$49. KidTix free with adult, Blue Star Tickets available. $10 student tickets w/ ID. For more information call: 203-865-0831.

Shelton DECEMBER 11

New Haven Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Holiday Extravaganza 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m Shelton High School, 120 Meadow Street, Shelton Experience a New England musical winter wonderland the NHSO’s Holiday Extravaganza. Led by NHSO pops conductor Chelsea Tipton, this program will warm hearts and enchant listeners with music from The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride and a Christmas carol singalong, plus performances by the

Elm City Girls’ Choir and a special guest from the North Pole! Tickets: $35/$49. KidTix free with adult, Blue Star Tickets available. $10 student tickets w/ ID. For more information call: 203-865-0831.

Stamford DECEMBER 3

Will & Anthony: A Broadway Holiday 8:00 p.m. The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford A Broadway holiday is reminiscent of the classic Christmas specials of Bing

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Heights & LightsRappelling Santa & Holiday Tree Lighting 5:00 p.m. Landmark Square & Latham Park, Stamford From 22 stories high above downtown Stamford, watch and cheer for Santa Claus, Rudolph,

Grinch, and friends as they make their daredevil descent, twisting and flying from the top of one of Stamford’s tallest buildings, Landmark Square. Then follow Santa and friends up Bedford Street to Latham Park for an evening of holiday music with the cast from Elf JR from Saxe Middle School and join in the countdown to the annual lighting of Stamford’s Holiday Tree. For more information:

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2:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Sunday The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford

Handel’s Messiah, Part I Stamford Symphony Orchestra “Hallelujah”

8:00 p.m. Basilica of Saint John The Evangelist, 279 Atlantic Street, Stamford Enjoy the joyful Handel’s Messiah performed by the Stamford Symphony Orchestra & the Pro Arte Singers. A classic not to be missed. Tickets $25-$55 at The Palace Theatre: 203-325-4466.

The Nutcracker returns to the Palace when Brett Raphael’s celebrated production lights up the stage for four spectacular performances. Be dazzled by fabulous costumes, falling snow, the giant tree, and classical ballet at its best starring American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet principal guest artists. Meetand-greet with the principal dancers in the lobby immediately after each

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Boy Scout Troop 63 Annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Weekends and by appt. Behind the old Woodbridge Firehouse, Intersection of Newton & Center Roads, Woodbridge

Woodbridge Boy Scout Troop 63 is holding its annual Christmas tree and wreath sale. Located behind the old firehouse in Woodbridge on Center Road, the troop will sell fresh balsam pine trees & wreaths beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving. Free local delivery and set-up is available. Contact Sue at203-397-8104.


JCC 13th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge

The JCC offers a wide variety of holiday gifts from more than 50 local vendors! Featuring: clothing, accessories, soaps, candles, photography, paintings, pottery, home decor and more. Free. Contact: Debbie Brander, or 203-3872522 x276.

PJ Library Pajama Party at the JCC Craft Fair 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Join PJ Library IN YOUR PAJAMAS to create a Chanukah menorah and hear a bedtime story come alive! Free. Ages 3-8. Contact: Stacey Battat, sbattat@ or 203-3872424 x317.


The Community Carol Sing

3:00 p.m. The First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge The most wonderful year is upon us. Bring the entire family, all your friends and their families to the sanctuary to make joyful noise led by John Womer. Don’t miss one of the best church events of the year. Free. Call: 203-389-2110.

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