Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church welcomes all to an Open House - Barkhamsted


93 River Rd., Rte . 181, Barkhamsted, CT

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church welcomes all to an Open House on Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 PM.  Join us for Christmas carols and other music of the season with light refreshments to follow.  PVUMC is located at 93 River Road (Rt. 181) in Pleasant Valley (Barkhamsted).

Christmas Village and Antique Toy Display at the Twitchell Rowland Homestead - Oxford


60 Towner Lane , Oxford, CT Phone: 203 888-0230.

On December 15 from 2-4 p.m. The Twitchell Rowland Homestead  will showcase a miniature village decorated for the holidays and a display of vintage toys on Sunday, December 1 and Sunday, December 15.  Staffed by members of the Oxford Historical Society, the museum is open from 2-4 p.m. and located at 60 Towner Lane in Oxford.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Hundreds of tiny buildings, people, animals and accessories make up the electrified town of yesteryear.  Collected by Historical Society President Louise Burr from tag sale finds, gifts and a few purchases, the landscape features a ski slope, shops, twirling skaters and a working railroad. Also on display will be a variety of vintage toys which belonged to Mrs. Burr and to her two sisters, Eleanor Sturges and Jessie King.  Purchased from 1930 to 1950, the playthings include circus figures, wind-up tin birds, early mechanical Disney figures, a tray featuring Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and small games such as a bowling set. The three rooms of the 1755 saltbox also will be decorated with greens and seasonal ornaments for the holidays.  Additional information is available by calling Nancy Farnum.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Hosts A Connecticut Christmas Concert--Waterbury


750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: 203-574-4283.

On Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3PM at the Naugatuck  Valley Community College the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will perform a Connecticut Christmas Concert.  Featuring special guests:  Main Street Ballet, Litchfield County Children's Choir and Bravo Waterbury/students.  Call for tickets or available online.

Mattatuck Museum - Holiday Celebration with Michéal Castaldo


144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-753-0381.

Sunday, December 15, 3:00 p.m. Members: $10, Non-members $15. Join us for a holiday celebration with classical crossover tenor and light Italian opera singer, songwriter, composer and music producer Michéal Castaldo. An Italian-born Canadian who currently resides in New York, Castaldo studied voice with Maestro Pisapia, a protégé of the great Italian operatic tenor, Enrico Caruso. Castaldo studied at Oakwood Collegiate Institute in Toronto and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Visit for more information.

New Milford Annual Christmas Carol Sing


New Milford Green - Bandstand, New Milford, CT

On Monday, 7 p.m. Annual Christmas Sing with family and friends for this music event, sponsored by New Milford Commission on the Arts. This program will include members of the high school music department. Santa may arrive around 7:30 p.m. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Admission is free. Visit the website for more information.

Ridgefield Playhouse - Holiday Spectacular

12/19/2013 to 12/20/2013

80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795 .

Enjoy Tony-winner Debie Gravitte and local stars as they perform various family-friendly holiday songs, stories, dancing, and more. On 12/19 at 7:30 p.m. and 12/20 at 5 p.m. & 8p.m.

White Memorial Conservation Center Hosts Walking in a Winter Wonderland with Saint Nicholas and Friends--Litchfield


Route 202, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0857.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland with Saint Nicholas and Friends--Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. Members: $13.00  Non-members: $18.00. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Take a festive stroll this first day of Winter along the ethereal Pine Island Trail and through the Chestnut Grove with Saint Nicholas. Return to the Ceder Room for homemade hot chocolate and sweet treats and a charming presentation by artist and puppeteer Robin McCahill and Gerri Griswold about Yuletide traditions around the world. Share your traditions too!

St. Mary's Cookie Walk - Naugatuck

12/21/2013 to 12/22/2013

338N Main Street , Naugatuck, CT Phone: 203-729-2279.

On Saturday 5 p.m.  and Sunday 8 - 10 p.m. Variety of cookies available for purchase.

infinity Hall Presents New Haven Symphony Orchestra Holiday Brass--Norfolk


Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

On December 22, 2013 at 2PM the New Haven Symphony Orchestra Holiday Brass: Performing The Night Before Christmas will perform at Infinity Hall, Norfolk.  Through its live performances of classical music and education programs, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra aspires to exceed expectations, unite communities, challenge, delight, and inspire.  Throughout the years, the NHSO continued these traditions of performance and education—supporting programs in the schools and community, and presenting both classical repertoire and pops concerts. The orchestra has performed regularly in New Haven and has also toured throughout Connecticut and beyond (including performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall); it has given numerous radio broadcasts and made the world-premiere recording of the complete five-movement version of Mahler's first symphony.  The orchestra celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1994.

St. John's Episcopal Church presents Annual Living Nativity Christmas Pageant--Washington, CT


78 Green Hill Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-2527.

St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington presents its much-loved annual Living Nativity Christmas Pageant on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.  The cast features parishioners in the traditional roles of Mary, Joseph and the Wise Men, together with shepherds and angels of all ages.  The manger tableau includes live goats, sheep and a pony.  The event is staged on the Rectory lawn, just opposite the Village Green on Route 47.  The church's celebrated choir will lead caroling around the manger.  Donuts and hot mulled cider will be served.  Admission is free and open to all.