Litchfield Community Center Indoor Farmers Market and Holiday Crafts Market


421 Bantam Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8302.

Farmers Market 10 am - 1 pm. Free and open to the public in the Atrium.  In the Community Room from 12 noon to 5 pm. Holiday Craft Market. Kick off the holidays with original pieces just in time for the holidays! Original prints and drawings by Dan Antonucci.
Handmade woodworking by Jim Moore. Open bar and appetizers, most prices under $100.00.

Lourdes of Litchfield Shrine Grotto Thanksgiving Day Mass


50 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-1041.

9:00 am in the Montfort House Chapel

Redding the Great Turkey Escape


37 Lonetown Rd, Redding, CT

Race Day Registration 6:30 - 8 am. 3/4 Mile Race @ 8 and 5K race @ 8:30. visit website to register. Like the Redding Road Race, we will spoil our runners with a long sleeve tech shirt, an embroidered winter beanie (hat) and keepsake, personalized bibs along with 3 deep 5 year age group awards. The race begins and ends at the Redding Community Center on Lonetown Rd (RT 107) and all proceeds will stay in Redding and be distributed to The RES PTA, The Redding Historical Center and Venture Crew 777.

Newtown Turkey Trot


25 Main St., Newtown, CT

5K road race and fun walk to support the Cyrenius H. Booth Library! This year the race will be held on Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday November 24th, and start at 7:45 AM. The course starts in front of Hawley School and ends at the Newtown Middle School, a short distance away with ample downtown parking in between. We are pleased to present a course that includes scenic downtown Newtown, including almost a mile of historic Main Street.

7th Annual Southbury Turkey Trot 5K and Kid's Fun Run


730 Main St., Southbury, CT

 Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to join us for the annual Southbury Women's Club Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day! 5K Race begins at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Kid's Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. WHERE: The Gym, 730 Main Street South, Southbury, CT off I-84, Exit 14. TEAM COMPETITION: Teams have a minimum of 3 participants but no maximum. You must register a team name during the registration process to be eligible.

Goshen Turkey Trot


Rte. 63 , Goshen, CT

The Goshen Running Club is the host organization for the Goshen Turkey Trot, an annual 10-K run held on Thanksgiving morning at the Fairgrounds in Goshen, Connecticut. 2017 marks the 40th year of the tradition, which is famous not only for its rigorous, picturesque course, but also for the bonfire, cider, doughnuts and enthusiastic participants and spectators

Newtown Turkey Trot


11 Queen Street , Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-4533.

7:45 am. The course starts in front of Hawley School and ends at the Newtown Middle School, a short distance away with ample downtown parking in between. We are pleased to present a course that includes scenic downtown Newtown, including almost a mile of historic Main Street. See the course map for a more complete description. Tech-shirts are garunteed to entrants prior to 11/2 early bird cut off (11/1 11:30pm). Sizes are limited please sign up early. Also, early package pickup will be available for all pre-registered participants at the Booth Library on Tuesday November 21st (estimated 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM) and Wednesday November 22nd (estimated 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM). In order to provide a smooth start and even flow over the course, we will use starting corrals again this year. Runners will be asked to place themselves in the corral that is closest to or later than their expected pace. Walkers will start at the back of the runners queue. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OF REGISTRATION FEES OR PROCESSING EXPENSES

Winter Magic Holiday Arts and Crafts Gift Fair @ Washington Art Association

11/24/2017 to 12/24/2017

4 bryan memorial plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-2878.

65 artists and artisans. WINTER MAGIC Arts and crafts from the day after Thanksgiving, November 24, to December 24, the annual juried WAA Holiday Fair will fill the galleries at the Washington Art Association & Gallery with a unique selection of irresistible gifts for that special person on your Holiday Gift list. Hours for the WAA Holiday Fair will be Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 10-2pm. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

Miranda Vineyard Wine and Chocolate Pairings

11/24/2017 to 11/26/2017

42 Ives Rd, Goshen, CT Phone: 860-491-9906.

Join us at our wine bar, have a seat in our tasting room next to the cozy fire or take to the outdoor veranda and relax during your experience with us. Chocolate and wine is the perfect match for the wine connoisseur and chocoholic. Let your personal wine tasting host introduce your taste buds to a cascade of complex flavors and profiles. This educational experience allows you to challenge your taste buds, learn how our custom made Fascia's chocolates and our traditional European wines pair together, and of course, sweeten up your day! We have even put together customized "Take Home Chocolate Pairing Kits". Take one home for your friends!! Available all day.

Flanders Family Wreath Making Workshops

11/24/2017 to 11/25/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

1-3 @ the Sugar House. Enjoy an afternoon together, take a hike to gather evergreens and learn how to make a wreath to decorate your door or make one to give to family members or friends. Create a memory that will last a lifetime. Celebrate the Season this year, keeping it green, handmade and local! Cost: $20/ members per wreath, $30 non-members per wreath.