Wings of Freedom Tour Brings Vintage Airplanes to Oxford

09/05/0204 to 09/07/2014

Waterbury-Oxford Airport , Oxford, CT Phone: 860-568-8924.

The Wings of Freedom Tour will be at the Oxford Airport from September 5 to September 7, 2014 and arrive at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5th and depart on Sunday at 5 p.m.  The Tour brings historic aviation to your community.  Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.  The B-17, B-24 and P-51 are on the 25th season of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $15 for adults and $6 for children under age 12.  WWII veterans can tour through the aircraft a no cost.  Call for further information.

Waterbury Chorale Presents Christmas At The Palace


100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

3pm. Returning for a seasonal tradition, the Waterbury Chorale and Waterbury Chorale Festival Orchestra present a program of secular and religious Christmas music.

Grinch Festival at Imagine National Museum-Bristol


One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-314-1400.

On Friday, December 2, 2011 embark on a magical holiday journey as the Image Nation Museum is transformed into Dr. Seuss' Whoville.  A wacky and wonderful Whoville festival complete with crafts, sing-alongs and special visitors including the Grinch, awaits you.

Holiday Festival at The Glebe House

12/02/2011 to 12/03/2011

49 Hollow Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-2855.

Friday- 5:30-8:00  Saturday-10:00-3:00 Cost: Friday-Festival of Lights Gala Event-$25 per person   Saturday-free/donation Description: Friday- Festival of Lights Gala Event- A merry evening of Food & Wine.  Be the first to purchase museum holiday decorations, shop the Holiday Gift Bazaar, silent auction.  Party in the candle lit museum decorated for the holidays with wreaths, holiday lighting, garlands and more.....all for sale.    Saturday- sale continues in the museum and bazaar.  Special museum tours. free/donation.

Christmas in Gaylordsville at the Merwinsville Hotel and Museum

12/02/2011 to 12/04/2011

1 Browns Forge Road, Gaylordsville, CT 06755. Phone: 860-350-4443.

Join the Merwinsville Hotel and Museum in Gaylordsville to celebrate Christmas with a holiday reception.  Open December 2-4, 2011 with a special reception on Friday, December 3rd--$10 Donation.   Once again the Merwinsville Hotel is magically tranformed into a winter wonderland.  Throughout the hotel view snow villages, Byers carolers, snow globes, nutcrackers, Santa's, music boxes, World's Fair amusement collection, model trains around the Christmas tree; and it's fun for the whole family.  Take a break in Mrs. Klaus' bakery and then work on your holiday gift list with art, crafts, jewelry, weavings, bird houses, photography and more from local artists.  A special Story Time on Saturday and Sunday at 11AM.  Free and open to the public.

Grinch Festival at Imagine Nation Museum

12/02/2011 to 12/02/2011

One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-540-3160.

Cost: $6/person. Children under one are free!  Visit Whoville and meet characters including the Grinch!

Song, Scripture and Silence: An Advent Retreat in the Manner of Taizé

12/02/2011 to 12/04/2011

229 E. Litchfield Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-3163.

Taizé prayer will form the basis for individual and group exploration of Advent themes. Presenters: Melinda and Bruce Gardiner. Fees: $185 shared room; $225 private, hall bath; $255 private or shared room with bath; $155 commuter. (Non-refundable deposit: $50) Scholarships available. For more information, call Wisdom House 860-567-3163 or visit

Christmas at the Palace Theater with the Waterbury Chorale


100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-206-8069.

Waterbury Chorale will present Christmas at The Palace 2011 at 8PM on Saturday, December 3rd.  Joseph J. Jacovino, Jr., will conduct.  The program will include Sing We Now of Christmas, Still, Still Stilland The Many Moods of Christmas.  Tickets $45,$30 and $25.  Tickets available at the Palace Theater box office or by calling Waterbury Chorale at 203-263-5760.  Reduced prices for patrons who purchase 10 or more $25 tickets.

6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair


98 Summer Street, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-583-6309.

On Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9AM to 4PM  the Bristol Historical Society will hold their annual Holiday Craft Fair.  Over 20 crafters will be on hand featuring knitted items, jewelry, wood items and more.  Bake sale.  Also, a special feature called "Christmas Boutique" featuring gently used Christmas ornaments.  Free and open to the public.

AfterSchoolArtsProgram Hosts Young Photographers from Northwest CT at Arethusa Farm--Litchfield


556 South Plains Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-868-0740.

On Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 2-5PM (Cow barn open for viewing from 2-3PM) please join at Arethusa Farm, Litchfield to celebrate the work of talented young photographers, grades 3 through 12 from across our northest CT region.  Juried by a panel of esteemed photographers and collectors, this special collection of photographs reveals a breadth of talent and perspective with each submission expressing a child's unique interpretation on the theme. Home.  Enjoy delicous cheeses and ice cream from Arethusa Farm's creamery.  Photographs will be for sale with proceeds benefiting ASAP's arts programs for children.