Indian Rock Nature Preserve Monthly Lecture Series: Bobcats


501 Wolcott Road, Bristol, CT Phone: (860) 583-1234 .

11 am - 12 noon. Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children (12 & under) and Seniors (65+) Non-Members: $10/Adults, $6/Children (12 & under), Seniors (65+) Groups of 10+ must reserve their space prior to event. What's that lurking outside in the yard-it looks like a domestic cat, but is it? What are those ungodly screeches in the night- alley cats or not? There is a growing bobcat population in Connecticut. Do we welcome it or should we fear it? Join us for a lecture by Ginny Apple, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) as she discusses these beautiful and elusive animals.

Lourdes of Litchfield Shrine Grotto Carol Sing


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

Candlelight Carol Sing in Pilgrim Hall and Grotto – 7:00pm

Lourdes of Litchfield Shrine Grotto Gingerbread Nativity Making


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

10:00am- 12:00pm. reservations can be made beginning in mid-November.

Lake Compounce - Dinner with Santa

12/02/2017 to 12/23/2017

186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300.

Join us on December 2, 9,16,& 23 for a very special dinner with Santa! Enjoy dinner from 2:30-3:30pm, followed by a visit with Santa! After you're done with pictures, the entire night of Holiday Lights is yours to enjoy with family and friends until 9pm!
Buffet menu: will include lots of child and adult favorites! Adult: $29.99* Children Age 4 – 10: $23.99* Children 3 and under: FREE. Platinum and Diamond pass holder price: Adult: $18.99 Children Age 4-10: $15.99 Children 3 and under: FREE

Gunn Memorial Library Gingerbread House Workshop


5 Wykeham Rd, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2310 .

10 am - 2 pm. Decorate your very own premade gingerbread house using icing and a variety of small candy. Please bring a bag of candy to share with all for decorating. Nut-free candy only please!

Danbury Museum A NEW Holiday Tradition...TEA in the Marian Anderson Studio


43 Main Street, Danbury, CT Phone: 203.743.5200.

TEA in the Marian Anderson Studio with seatings at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Open to the public. Pre-registration is required. (Suggested donation, $5.)

Watertown Historical Society Holiday Gift Shop


639 Straits Turnpike, Watertown, CT

Event Location: Labonne's Market, Watertown. Notecards, etched glassware, books and other items for sale.

White Memorial Conservation Center Museum A Walk through the Cathedrals with Gerri Griswold


80 Whitehall Road, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-0857.

Spend a couple of hours meandering along these beautiful trails flanked by stately White Pines and learn their story. 2:00 p.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE... Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

The Silo Gingerbread House Making


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

9 am - 1 pm. The Silo presents Nancy Stuart teaching the traditional Gingerbread House Class! Teams of 2 will create their own gingerbread house from scratch complete with candy, cookies, and many yummy confectioneries. Don't miss the fun! Already Standing Houses are available upon request 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

Naugatuck Railroad Museum Northern Lights Limited & Santa Express

12/02/2017 to 12/23/2017

242 East Main St, Thomaston, CT Phone: 860-283-7245.

Northern Lights with Santa Runs: December 1,2,3,8,9,10,15,16,17,22 and 23. Santa Express Runs: December 2,3,9,10,16,17,23. 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.