Following is a holiday calendar featuring a list of exhibits, theater performances, festivals, fairs and other special events happening in the Greater New Milford area this holiday season.

To submit a holiday press release, calendar item or place of worship service or event, contact Deborah Rose by e-mail at, by fax at 860-350-6794 or by mail at 45B Main St., New Milford, CT 06776.

For more information, call Ms. Rose at 860-355-7324.

To see what else is happening in the community, see our regular calendar of events on Page S13.


-O Silent Night: Nov. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Burnham Library, Main Street. $20 in advance. $25 at door. For more information, call 860-354-6937.


-Holiday "bizarre": Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary at Gaylordsville firehouse, Route 7.

-Merwinsville Hotel holiday festivities: Opening reception, Dec. 4, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $10/person. Also open Dec. 5-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with storytelling each day at 11 a.m. Merwinsville Hotel, Browns Forge Road. For more information, call 860-350-4443 or e-mail

-Holiday bazaar: Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. United Methodist Church, Route 7. Soup available, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

-Ham dinner: Dec. 5, 5-7 p.m. Firehouse, Route 7. $12/adult. $8/children 6-12. Free/child 5 and under.

-Town tree lighting: Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Outside firehouse, Route 7.

-Holiday open house: Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Little Red Schoolhouse, Gaylord Road.

-Neapolitan crèche: Dec. 5: lighting for first time this season. Crèche will be lit 5-11 p.m. every night except Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve when it wil be lit until 1 a.m.


-Holiday Hopes for Our Overseas Troops collection drive: Runs through Nov. 22. List of needed items and collection box available at Davis IGA, Kent Green.

-Holiday bazaar: Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by library's Parents' Committee at library, Main Street.

New Milford

-Holiday craft fair: Nov. 21, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m.-noon. St. Francis Xavier Church, Route 109.

-Thanksgiving food drive: Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by Woman's Club of Greater New Milford at Stop & Shop, Route 7 South.

-Hospice interfaith remembrance service and Tree of Life lighting: Nov. 22. Service, 4 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. Tree of Life lighting, following service, in front of Richmond Citizen Center next to church.

-Lions Club holiday food drive: Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop & Shop, Route 7 South.

-Jingle All the Way silent auction and raffle: Dec. 3, 6 p.m. Hill and Plain School, Old Town Park Road. Bidding ends at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Janet Taub at 860-354-5339.

-Festival of Lights: lighting of trees on Village Green: Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m. Village Green.

-Downtown stores open late: Participating stores open until 7 p.m. Dec. 3-4, Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 17-18. Downtown New Milford.

-First Friday of the Month event: Dec. 4. At participating downtown stores.

-Dog parade: Dec. 13, 1 p.m. Village Green.

-Holiday book sale: Dec. 13, 1-5 p.m. Sponsored by FRIENDS of New Milford Library at the library, Main Street.

-Benefit performance of "Season's Greetings": Dec. 13, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Avenue. $35/ticket. $30/additional ticket. Benefits BINA. For more information, call 860-350-6863. For tickets, call 860-927-7913.

-Hands-on Train Display: Dec. 19-31. Presented by Chamber of Commerce at railroad station, Railroad Street. Open daily, noon-4 p.m. except Christmas.

-"Holiday on the Green": Dec. 20, 1-3 p.m.. Co-sponsored by Prudential Adams & Associates Realtors and Housatonic Valley Insurance on Village Green. Includes horse-drawn hay rides and photos with Santa.


-Community Thanksgiving Eve service: Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.

-Festival of Trees: Dec. 5, 5:30-9 p.m. Presented by Friends of the Roxbury Senior Center at senior center and barn, South Street.

-Tree lighting: Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. Green, town center.


-"DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays": Nov. 24, 7 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road. For more information and sign up, call 860-354-7557.

-Christmas bazaar: Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.


-Community Thanksgiving Eve service: Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Route 47, Washington. For Washington and Warren residents.


-Community Thanksgiving Eve service: Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Route 47. For Washington and Warren residents.

-"Christmas through the Ages": Opening reception, Nov. 27, 1-3 p.m. Runs through Jan. 17. Gunn Museum, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

-Festival of Trees: Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. $12/person. $20/couple. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

-Christmas concert: Dec. 19, 5 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, Baldwin Hill Road.

Area towns

-Open farm days: Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12, 13, Dec. 19-21. Alpaca Connection Farm, 132 Orchard Ave., Woodbury. For more information, call 203-266-9002.

-Story time and visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus: Dec. 12-13, 2-4 p.m. Brookfield Theatre for the Arts, Route 25, Brookfield. Bring non-perishable food item for food bank. Bring camera or pay $2 to use theater's. For more information, call 203-775-0023.

-Holiday bazaaar: Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 55 Village Green Drive, Litchfield. Interested vendors should call 860-355-6905. Benefits The Simon Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue organization.

-"Nutcracker": Dec. 12, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Pomperaug High School, 234 Judd Road, Southbury. $25/adult. $20/senior 65 and older and children 7-21. $12/child 6 and under. For more information, call 203-263-5107.