Brookfield Historical Society Museum Annual Family Christmas Open House

12/10/2016 to 12/11/2016

165 Whisconier Road , Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-740-8140.

Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. each day. Santa will be ready by with his helpers bearing complimentary treats for the kids. The sight of operating Model trains in a winter display, will entertain children of all ages, while the sound of antique music boxes will fill the air with well-known Christmas musical classics. Vintage toys dating back to the 50s and beyond along old time Christmas decorations will bring back memories of holidays past. It's all free and attendees will be treated to complimentary homemade Christmas cookies and assorted pastries, as well as hot chocolate and mulled cider. Additionally, some hand crafted items will be on sale from our gift shop and local craft artisans. The Brookfield Museum is located at the 165 Whisconier Road (junction of Routes 25 and 133) in Brookfield Center. This event is "must-see" visit for adults and children that is guaranteed to get everyone into the spirit of the season. Admission if free and special "Holiday" refreshments will be served

Lourdes in Litchfield Annual Christmas Festival Weekend

12/10/2016 to 12/11/2016

83 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-1041. .

December 10th: Gingerbread Nativity Making from 10:00AM to 12:00PM Reservations can be made beginning in mid-November for this family activity December 10th: Candlelight Carol Sing at 7:00PM Carol sing is in Pilgrim Hall and the Grotto December 11th: Living Nativity at 3:00PM More information will be posted here as it becomes definite.

The Silo Hunt Hill Farm Gingerbread House Class


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

Festival Celebrates Holidays in Norfolk


Station Place, Norfolk, CT

Sunday, December 11, is winter holiday festival time in Norfolk, where the town's merchants start celebrating at 10 a.m. with a day of extended store hours, dining specials, wreaths and trees, and special musical events. At Infinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West (Route 44) the Whiffenpoofs will perform with the Quirks in a matinee starting at 1:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. Rory Block & Cindy Cashdollar appear in concert. In between, the choir from Church of Christ Congregational will be caroling at various stops along Station Place from 3:00 till 5:00 p.m. and "Lions Share," sponsored by the Norfolk Lions Club, will play bluegrass music from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Berkshire Country Store, 6 Station Place (where you can also take a pre-opening tour between noon and 5:00 p.m.).

Hopkins Vineyard Night Owl – Live Music


25 Hopkins Rd., New Preston, CT Phone: 860-868-7954.

2-4 pm. Featuring The Dirt Road Pickers. No admission or cover charge.

Sharon Historical Society "Harvesting Stones"


18 Main Street, Sharon, CT Phone: 860-364-5688.

Join us on Sunday, December 11 at 2 pm for a screening of "Harvesting Stones" a film by Jerry Fischer on the Jewish farmers of Eastern Connecticut. Following the screening, there will be a discussion led by one of the filmmakers and a farmer featured in the documentary. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Sharon Historical Society.

New England Carousel Museum Family Sunday


95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 585-5411.

Join us for Family Sunday, on December 11th, from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM at the New England Carousel Museum! This monthly event features a children's craft activity that changes each month. This month we are making snow globes! Along with participating in our craft activity, visitors can tour the Museum and ride our carousel. This is a great way for families to spend the day together and make wonderful memories! Admission to Family Sunday is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for children, and includes the price of the craft.

Shrine of Lourdes The Living Nativity


50 Montfort Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-1041.

Sunday, December 11th: The Living Nativity: A re-enactment of the Nativity with live animals, little angels, shepherds, choristers and a real Baby Jesus will take place at 3:00 pm in the Grotto. Cookies & hot chocolate will again be served in Pilgrim Hall. A suggested $5.00 donation will be greatly appreciated.

Mattatuck Museum Free Day: Holiday Art


144 W. Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

1 pm - 3 pm. Children ages 6-12 with their caregivers are invited to celebrate the holidays by making clay ornaments with our museum educators. Afterwards, enjoy holiday cookies and the opportunity to meet with Santa to share your holiday wishes.

Mattatuck Museum Drop-In Drawing


144 W. Main St, Litchfield, CT Phone: (203) 753-0381.

12 noon - 5 pm. Bring your drawing pencils and sketch books to the Museum and join like minded artists of all abilities to draw from paintings and sculpture on view in the galleries. Self-guided; instruction is not provided. Please bring pencil only. Free.