Naugatuck Railroad Museum Northern Lights Limited & Santa Express

11/24/2017 to 11/26/2017

242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT Phone: 203-283-7245.

Santa Express Runs Nov. 25 and Nov. 26  and Northern Lights Limited Runs November 24,25,25. Check website for times and tickets. Join us as we embark on a magical journey and celebrate the Christmas season. The Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited are by far our most popular trains of the year, running every weekend (Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays) from the day after Thanksgiving all the way up to the weekend before Christmas Eve. The Santa Express is the name of our earlier trains, where parents and kids alike are able to hop on board for the opportunity to visit with Santa Claus. As the trains travel through the cold winter wilderness, passengers will be able to visit with Santa and play with his Elves. Each child will also get a special gift from The Northern Lights Limited is the name for our evening trains, which are similar to our earlier Santa Express trains, but with some added touch. Leaving under the cover of nightfall, experience the magic as the lights inside and out of each car are lit, illuminating the entire train in a soft, cheerful glow. Upon departure, you will be taken directly to the North Pole, picking up Santa and Mrs. Claus for all to see. Once on board the train, Santa and Mrs. Claus will take turns visiting with all those on board as the train slowly chugs along through the night. While Santa is visiting the rest of all the good boys and girls on the train, his Elves will be keeping you busy playing and singing along to the music. Each child will get an extra special gift from Santa's toy bag.Santa's own toy bag.

Bristol Historical Society Movie

11/24/2017 to 11/25/2017

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

11/24 - Movie: "KING KONG" starring Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong; 7PM 11/25 Saturday Movie: "KING KONG" starring Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong; 1PM & 7PM

Watertown Santa's Light Parade and Festival


Rte. 63 and Rte. 6, Watertown, CT

Free. Once again, for 2017, Santa's "escort" Parade will be a fully illuminated Light Parade. All participants must incorporate lighting into their parade costume, float, etc. The Parade, which will be led by special holiday characters, is open to children, families, school & private music groups, theatre & performance groups, civic organizations and churches. Plan your participation early and start working on your plans now! In continuing with our tradition, Santa Claus will bring up the rear of the Parade along with the Big Red Fire Engine. "Winter Wonderland" is the theme for the parade route (Main Street from the Fire Department to the Gazebo) and so we are requesting that businesses and homes decorate with white lights and turn them on during the event.
When you arrive at the Gazebo, the Festival will continue with lots of fun activities for everyone in the family: Dessert and Hot Cocoa courtesy of the Watertown Fire Department Tree Lighting Family ornaments for the official Town Christmas Tree Children's games and entertainment Candle Lighting Carol Sing Entertainment And of course Santa Claus himself will be present!

The Silo Gingerbread House Making


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

10 am - 2 pm. $90.00 The Silo presents Nancy Stuart teaching the traditional Gingerbread House Class! Already Standing Houses only! Great for those with less time and younger children. Your gingerbread house is already assembled and standing. All you do is decorate! $90 per house for each parent/child or adult team. Maximum 2 people per team


11/24/2017 to 11/26/2017

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

10 am - 5 pm. Free. For our fourth year running, the Hotel will be open for TWO LONG WEEKENDS beginning on Black Friday.
See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more! Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more. We are open late on Friday until 7pm! Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!

Institute for American Indian Studies Winter Indian Arts and Crafts Market

11/25/2017 to 11/26/2017

38 Curtis Road, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-0518.

10-4. Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from our local Native American crafters, jewelers, and artists at the Winter Indian Arts & Craft Market! Meet and buy directly from the artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures. Stop by to purchase pottery, jewelry, rattles, artwork, flutes and more!

Nunwell Glass Studio 5th Annual Blow Your Own Glass Ornament

11/25/2017 to 11/26/2017

24 Furnace Rd., Lime Rock, CT Phone: (860) 435-9818.

Come one, come all! Blow your own Ornament! Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26, from 10:00-4:00. You design and set up your own color pattern for your Ornament, then we shape it as you blow it to it's final size. All ages welcome- fun, fast and exciting for everybody! Come to our toasty warm glass studio and experience the magic of glassblowing.Here's how it  works:We set aside a 15 minute time slot for each ornament. The cost per ornament is $50. Message me with the day and time you would like to come, and and the number of ornaments you and your friends would like to make, and we will set aside those time slots for you. The ornaments you make will have to cool overnight, so you can pick them up the next day, or at your convenience. If you are not from this area we can ship to you for a nominal fee.

Hat City Holiday Bazaar


54 West Street, Danbury, CT

Featuring 20 plus local designers and makers plus food, live music, performance art, games. Harambee Center for Youth from 12 noon to 5 pm. 

Southbury Holiday Craft Expo


1284 Strongtown Road, Southbury, CT

Location: Wyndham Hotel Southbury. Sat 10am‑5pm. Adm. $1. fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors.



8 Greenwoods Rd, Norfolk, CT

5 pm. carols and tree lighting on the beautiful Norfolk village green.