White Memorial Conservation Center Museum Museum Open House


80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Stroll through the Museum. Sip mulled cider. Wrap up your holiday shopping. Take 10% off all purchases! One Night Only Open House Special: Buy a Membership for Yourself or a Loved One and Receive a Free WMCC Tote! (new members only) 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

The Palace Theatre Waterbury Fall Jazz Series: Emmet Cohen


100 E. Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

7 pm. Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen has emerged as one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts. A recognized prodigy, Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. Downbeat observed that his "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he's above any convoluted technical showmanship." In the same spirit, Cohen himself has noted that playing jazz is "about communicating the deepest level of humanity and individuality; it's essentially about connections," both among musicians and with audiences.

The Silo Gingerbread House Making-Adults Only


44 Upland Road, New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

The Silo presents Nancy Stuart teaching the traditional Gingerbread House Class! Already Standing Houses only! Your gingerbread house is already assembled and standing. All you do is decorate! $90 per house for each adult team. Maximum 2 people per team. ADULTS ONLY.

Theatreworks Stage Kiss

12/08/2017 to 12/31/2017

5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-350-6883.

DECEMBER 8,9 14,15,16,17 29,30,31. Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl's singular voice. It is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

Christmas at the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum

12/09/2017 to 12/30/2017

192 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Phone: (860) 482-8260.

Torrington Historical Society will open the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum for guided tours noon to 4 p.m  Decorated in turn-of-the-century Christmas style, the elegant Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum has delighted holiday visitors for over 30 years. The museum staff provides guided tours of the house, built in 1900 and home to the Hotchkiss and Fyler families for more than half a century. Christmas at the Hotchkiss-Fyler House features lavish holiday decorations typical of the Victorian period. Garlands of greenery trim the staircase, doorways, and mantels while floral arrangements, wreaths, and poinsettias adorn the richly appointed interior. The dining room table is set for a Christmas dinner with fine china, crystal, silverware, and linens that belonged to Gertrude Fyler Hotchkiss. A number of Christmas trees decorated with antique ornaments will be on display throughout the house. Beneath the reception room tree are antique toys and games that will delight visitors.  Guided tours of the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum are available from December 9 through December 30,, noon to 4 p.m. (the last tour is at 3:30 p.m.).  Admission is $7 for adults, free for children under 12.  The house is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as on Christmas Day, December 25th.  For more information, call (860) 482-8260.

Imagine Nation Museum Early Learning Center Programs Camera and Action: Light & Reflection Studio


1 Pleasant St, Bristol, CT Phone: 860.314.1400.

11:30-12 noon. Learn about how a camera works and then become the director when we use technology to record a stop-motion animation movie. Set the scene, choose the characters, and take a series of photos to create your movie! Free with admission.

Oliver Wolcott Library Family Day Featuring a Juggling Show


160 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

10:30-12:30. Jason Piptone has been an entertainer since a young child growing up in Las Vegas. As a teen he moved to Connecticut and honed his skills to include juggling, magic tricks, stilt walker, unicyclist, break dancer and comedian. He has played the Theme Park, Fair and Festival circuits and knows how to please an all-ages crowd. Come celebrate winter with the family as Jason puts on a truly unique show.

Annual Santa’s Farm Indian Rock Nature Preserve

12/09/2017 to 12/10/2017

501 Wolcott Road (Rt. 69), Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-1234.

10:00am – 2:00pm Admission: $8.00/per person (payable at the door). Children one and under are FREE. Hop aboard the Holiday Hay wagon for a trip to Santa's house to have your photo taken. Enjoy the splendor of Indian Rock's indoor Winter Wonderland hall of decorated Christmas trees, an indoor waterfall, post office for letters to Santa, and live animal exhibit. Enjoy hot chocolate as you savor tasty treats from our Bake Sale or visit our Arts & Crafts Gift Shop. Have fun at our Kid's Holiday Craft Center. Please dress appropriately for weather and hayride. The event is rain/snow/shine.

Wolcott Public Library The Friends Holiday Craft Sale


469 Bound Line Road,, Wolcott, CT

Sat 10 am‑2pm. The Friends of the Public Library Holiday Craft Sale. There will be handmade jewelry plus handmade scarves, adult & kids aprons, place mats, stoneware, handmade woodworking, homemade jams, funny clay pots, lipsence & many more. Come join the fun.

Scoville Library Gingerbread Man, Woman and Tree Decorating


38 Main St, Salisbury, CT

10:30 We will provide the empty canvas of homemade gingerbread men, women and trees along with white piping icing and sprinkles. Come decorate cookies, listen to holiday music and drink warm apple cider!