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.

Ansonia Nature Center WINTER WREATH WORKSHOP

12/02/2017

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

10 am. Celebrate winter and the festive season as you create a wreath from fresh locally grown greens, then decorate your masterpiece with natural trimmings. Enjoy some warm mulled cider and a cookie too! Wreath frames and wire will be provided. Please bring your own hand clippers.. MATERIALS FEE: $15. Please call to register.

Bristol Historical Society Christmas Fair

12/02/2017

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

The 11th Annual Christmas Fair is slated for Saturday, December 2nd from 10am until 4pm. Please mark your calendars and
plan on attending as the fair has lots to offer! Visitors can browse through 20 crafter/vendor booths, purchase some delicacies at our Bake Sale and visit our Christmas Boutique where gently-used Christmas items are offered for sale. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays, and do some early Christmas shopping as well. We hope to see you there!

50th Anniversary Gingerbread Village and Christmas Bazaar

12/02/2017 to 12/09/2017

Tuckere Hill Road, Middlebury, CT Phone: 203-217-4246.

The bazaar offers a bake shoppe (with delicious breads, cookies, cakes, muffins etc.), the opportunity to decorate your own gingerbread cookie (fun for all ages), raffle baskets galore (with many great gifts), and our own version of dollar store with holiday items. The children of St. George's will again host a room with Christmas crafts for sale. The proceeds go to support their mission work with the Indian nation of South Dakota. Lunch will be available on Saturday December 2nd and Saturday December 9th from 11:00am to 2:30pm. All you can eat breakfast on December 9th from 8:30-11am. Village hours are Saturday December 2 - 10 am to 7pm, Sunday Dec 3 – 12(Noon) to 7pm. Monday through Friday 2:00 pm-4:00pm, 6pm-8pm. Saturday, December 9th - 10am-4pm. As always, parking and admission are free (donations welcomed). The church is handicap accessible.

The Silo Gingerbread House Making

12/02/2017

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

$90.00 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

Ridgefield Playhouse ane Lynch: A Swingin' Little Christmas

12/02/2017

80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join three time Emmy and Golden Globe winning Actress Jane Lynch, along with Kate Flannery ("Meredith" from The Office) and Tim Davis, (music director on GLEE) as they ring in the holidays with songs from her Christmas album, A Swingin' Little Christmas!, and other holiday classics!

Kent Art Association Elected Artist Show

12/02/2017 to 12/16/2017

21 South Main St., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3989.

Thurs-Sun, 1-5pm. Awards Reception Saturday 12/2 2-4pm.

New Milford Historical Society Old-Fashioned Holiday Crafts for Children

12/02/2017

6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-3069.

Free. Starts at 10:00 AM Join us at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum as we learn about the history and traditions of the holiday season. Bring the family and discover old-fashioned magic as we make quilt squares, pinecone bird feeders, salt-dough ornaments and other items that remind us of an earlier time! Come and enjoy refreshments and get in the holiday spirit in the warmth and charm of our museum. Leave with a homemade holiday card or gift for someone special.

Oxford Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum Open Holiday House

12/03/2017 to 01/07/2018

60 Towner Lane, Oxford, CT

Postcard display and holiday cheer. Holiday open houses on December, 3, 10 and 17 and on January 7, 2018 from 2-4 p.m.

Keeler Tavern Holiday Art Show: Living Color

12/03/2017 to 12/09/2017

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.5485.

10:30-3:30. Featuring local artists Cynthia Mullins, Rachel Volpone, and Nancy Moore.