Mark Twain Library Art Reception


439 Redding Road, Redding, CT

7-10 pm.Always a festive event, the Preview Reception opens the Art Show in celebratory fashion showcasing a gallery of artwork featuring more than 100 local and regional artists. A silent auction of one-of-kind works, live music, delicious food and the mingling of friends both old and new make for a truly special evening!

Southbury An Evening with Santa


607 Main St S, Southbury, CT

Pomperaug Elementary School. The Southbury Women's Club hosts an annual open house "Evening with Santa" in December. Families are invited stop in to visit with Santa, enjoy festive arts and crafts with the elves, play games and listen to holiday stories.

St John's Holiday Bazaar

12/01/2017 to 12/03/2017

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

December 1, 6:30pm – 9:30pm --Preview Party and the first day of St. John's 3-day annual Holiday Bazaar, now in it's 28th year. Dec. 2 - 10 am -9:30 pm. The second day of St. John's annual Holiday Bazaar. Shop the street of shops, lunch at the Bistro, check out the couture cottage, and Cabaret Dinner. Three days of shopping, epicurean delights, decorative inspirations and live and silent auctions.

Infinity Hall - RUSTED ROOT


20 Greenwoods Rd. W, Norfolk, CT Phone: 866-666-6306.

8 pm. International super starts, Rusted Root, coming for 2 nights with Infinity Hall! Great funky/earthy music with a driving beat. We are all so excited and looking forward to this one, but so is everyone else, so get your tickets early as they've sold out two consecutive nights before and rest assured, it won't be any different this time.Having collaborated with one another for two decades, Rusted Root, has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape shift their music into their own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root, transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. Their music has been featured in films like Ice Age,Twister and Matilda, TV shows like New Girl, Ally McBeal, Charmed and Chuck as well as recent Enterprise Rent-A-Car commercials. Bassist and vocalist Patrick Norman says, "From the very first time we played music together, I knew we had something special. The music and the enjoyment of creating and playing with one another I feel is the driving force behind this band." The powerhouse ensemble's sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside everyone from Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's reunion tour and countless others. Rusted Root's Shanachie debut, The Movement (10/30/12), is an energized and poetic collection of originals that capture the Pittsburgh based unit at their best. Glabicki says, "The Movement is an extremely joyous recording with seriously deep undertones. It is a culmination of everything we have learned, or have tried to learn, over our entire career. It truly is a career record for us."

Torrington Christmas Village

12/01/2017 to 12/25/2017

150 Church St, Torrington, CT Phone: (860) 489-2274.

In 1948 Carl Bozenski, Torrington's Parks and Recreation Supervisor, invited Santa Claus to spend the three weeks before Christmas at Alvord Playground. Along for the trip from the North Pole came Santa's reindeer and his helpers. Since that time, Santa has returned here each year. He welcomes his guests while seated on an elaborate throne in his tinsel decorated parlor and gives each of the children a toy. Visit website for hours.

Downtown Ridgefield – Holiday Stroll

12/01/2017 to 12/02/2017

Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

Downtown Ridgefield's 18th Annual Holiday Stroll is Friday, December 1st, beginning at 6 p.m. and will continue all day on Saturday, December 2nd. There will be horse-drawn carriages, musical performances, children's shows, ice-sculpting, trunk shows, sales and much, much more!

The Silo Gingerbread House Making-Adults Only


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

6-9 pm. The Silo presents Nancy Stuart teaching the traditional Gingerbread House Class! Already Standing Houses only! Your gingerbread house is already assembled and standing. All you do is decorate! $90 per house for each adult team. Maximum 2 people per team. ADULTS ONLY.

Mark Twain Library Art Show and Sale

12/01/2017 to 12/10/2017

439 REDDING ROAD, Redding, CT

Juried show featuring 80 local and regional artists. Open regular library hours. Opening Reception: Fri. Dec. 1 from 7 pm - 10 pm. Closing Reception: Sun. Dec. 10 from 10 am - 3:30 pm.  Monday & Thursday 10 to 8, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 to 5 Sunday 12 to 5.

Bellamy-Ferriday House -Christmas in Bethlehem

12/01/2017 to 12/02/2017

9 Main Street North, Bethlehem, CT Phone: (203) 266-7596.

Admission is free with a suggested $3 donation and/or a donation to the Bethlehem Food Bank. Fri., Dec. 1, 6 - 9 pm Sat., Dec. 2, 12 - 4 pm Sip hot cider, try your luck in our holiday raffle & participate in children's holiday programming. Kids of all ages can enjoy the Can You Find scavenger hunt. For full festival details, visit,


12/01/2017 to 12/03/2017

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

10 am - 5 pm. 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. Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!