Phoenix Stage Company Presents Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)--Naugatuck

12/05/2014 to 12/14/2014

686 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770. Phone: 203-632-8546.

Every Christ Story Ever Told (and then some!) will be at the Phoenix Stage Company on December 5,6,12 and 13, 2014 at 8PM and on December 7 and 14, 2014 at 2PM.  Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told -- plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season! Come see "Every Christmas Story Ever Told" at The Phoenix Stage Company! by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald, and John K. Alvarez. Directed by Tim Phillips & featuring Ed Bassett, Ian Diedrich & Rob Richnavsky.

The Christmas Shoppe at the Historic Merwinsville Hotel

12/05/2014 to 12/07/2014

1 Brown’s Forge Road, Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443.

The Christmas Shoppe will be open on Friday, December 5th, 6th and 7th.  Doors open at 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.  Free admission. Get into the holiday spirit and visit our historic 1843 hotel, decorated top to bottom with nutcrackers, snow globes, Dickens village, model trains, and the World's Fair amusement park.  Meet Santa's youngest son and leave your letter to Santa; enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate; visit our bakery with fresh baked cakes, cookies and homemade chili for sale and shop in our Christmas Shoppe.   Our Shoppe has a wide variety of gifts for purchase from award winning artists and craftspeople featured in magazines and art galleries and sold in specialty shops.  Choose from a selection of framed and unframed art and photography; dolls; clothing accessories; pottery; cards; books; jewelry; glassware; and, woodcrafts.  We will also have fresh Frasier Fir and Alpine Spruce trees, wreaths, garlands and potted plants from Meadowbrook Gardens available for purchase.
Story hour for children is Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 AM.  Please visit merwinsvillehotel.org for more information.

15th Annual Holiday Stroll - Winter Festival - Downtown Ridgefield

12/05/2014 to 12/06/2014

Main Street , Ridgefield, CT

Don't Miss the 15th Annual Ridgefield Holiday Stroll, when Ridgefield is transformed into a Currier and Ives print every Holiday season! Horse & Carriage Rides, Strolling Carolers, Ice Sculptures, Music and more!  Friday, Dec. 5th 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, Dec. 6th 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Downtown Ridgefield

Imagine Nation Museum - Presents Whoville Spectacular

12/05/2014

One Pleasant Ave., Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 315-1400.

On Friday, December 5, from 5:00-8:00pm embark on a magical holiday journey as Imagine Nation is transformed into Dr. Seuss’ Whoville! A joyful holiday celebration complete with Whoville hair styling, crafts, music and sing-alongs. Meet the Grinch and his Whoville friends. Jodie Fitz ~ Author & Creator of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club will be here serving up her YUMMY. Grinch-ified Fake Shake to serve! Mail a letter in our Whoville Post Office. Who-pudding, pizza & snacks are available for an additional cost in our old fashioned soda fountain. Reduced admission price of $6.00 per person sponsored by the Thomaston Savings Bank. INMELC members and children under I year FREE. ACM and Library passes are not accepted for this event. For further information please call (860) 315-1400 or visit www.imaginemuseum.org. Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center is a division of the Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.

Ansonia Nature Center Program: Nature's Child: Gifts for Wildlife

12/05/2014

10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia, CT 06401. Phone: 203-736-1053.

NATURE'S CHILD: Gifts for Wildlife – Fri. Dec. 5, 10:30 am. Join our staff naturalist to go on a hike, hear a story, and make recipes for the park's wild animals. We'll let them know we love them by decorating the winter "giving tree" in the park; then we'll make some treats to take home for your own backyard wildlife. TUITION: $7.00 per child ($5.00 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Please register in advance for this class for preschool children and their adults.

Imagine Nation Museum - First Friday Grinch Festival - Bristol

12/05/2014

1 Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-314-1400.

On Friday 5 - 8 p.m.  embark on a magical holiday journey as the Imagine Nation Museum is transformed into Dr. Seuss’ Whoville! A wacky and wonderful festival complete with crafts, sing-alongs and special visitors including the Grinch, his dog Max, Cindy-Lou Who and the Mayor of Whoville!  Pizza, soda and ice cream will be available for purchase at our old – fashioned soda fountain. Also available: “Who-pudding”.   Festival hours are 5-8pm, admission price is $7 per person. The event is free for Museum members & children under one!

WCSU Visual and Performing Arts Center hosts Concert Hall Gala Opening

12/05/2014

43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, CT 06811. Phone: (203) 837-TIXX.

The Visual and Performing Arts Center will have a Concert Hall Gala Opening featuring the WCSU Jazz Combos and the Jimmy Greene Quartet at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus. For tickets, go to www.wcsu.edu/tickets or call (203) 837-TIXX. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.

Palace Theater Presents Linda Eder: Christmas Where You Are--Waterbury

12/05/2014

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

On Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8PM at the Palace Theater Linda Eder: Christmas Where You Are.  Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder's repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz.  Check the website for further information.

Town Players of Newton - Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol By Christopher Schario

12/05/2014 to 12/14/2014

18 Orchard Hill Rd., Newtown, CT Phone: 203-270-9144.

A unique telling of the classic Christmas tale of love, sharing and goodwill toward men. A wonderful treat for the entire family! Performance Dates: Fridays & Saturdays December 5 – 14 at 8 PM. Matinees Sunday December 7 & 14 at 2 PM. Directed By Gene Golaszewski. General Admission: $20 Fridays and Saturdays; $15 Sunday matinees; $10 children 10 and under.
Payable at the door via cash or check only.

34th Annual Bethlehem Christmas Town Festival

12/05/2014 to 12/06/2014

Main St., , Bethlehem, CT 06751. Phone: 203-266-7510 Ext. 300.

The Festival will be held  at the junction of Rte. 61 and Rte. 132. on Friday, Dec.5th. from 5-10 p.m., and Sat. Dec. 6th., from 10-4 p.m.  Over 70 art and craft exhibitors in seven buildings on the Village Green. Hayrides, strolling carolers, entertainment, and joyous sounds of the First Church Bell Choir. Many food concessions availabel. On Fri. at 6 p.m. Opening Ceremony at 6:00 pm will take place in which Santa lights the town's beautiful 75 ft. tree.  Musical performances by Regions 14's talented choirs and bands will provide festive background music for the tree lighting.  Following the tree lighting, Santa wil be available for picture taking at the Firehouse. Mail your Christmas Cards from the Bethlehem Post Office. Christmas Cards - Town of Bethlehem Post Office Cachet Mailing Christmas Cards on Friday Day of Festival 12/5: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. On Sat.12/6, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For additional post office hours call: (203)-266-7910. Collectors can collect The Annual Pewter Christmas Town ornament only during the Festival. Shuttle bus from the Bethlehem Fairgrounds, Rte. 61. Fri. 5-10 pm, Sat. 10-4 pm. Free.  Parking in town is restricted during the festival and is by permit only.  Sponsored by The Town of Bethlehem's Christmas Town Festival Committee. (1st Fri./Sat.).  Visit the website or call for more information.