Following is a holiday calendar featuring special events happening in the Greater New Milford area this holiday season. To see the general calendar, see Page S16.

To submit a holiday press release, calendar item or place of worship service or event, email the information to, fax it to 860-350-6794 or mail it to Deborah Rose, The Spectrum, 45B Main St., New Milford, CT 06776. For more information, email Ms. Rose or call 860-355-7324.


Fair-trade global handcrafts store and Christmas tree sales: Nov. 23-Dec. 23. Bridgewater Congregational Church, Clapboard Road. Hours: Fridays, 3-5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m-5 p.m. Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-8283.

O Silent Night fundraiser: Nov. 24, 5-7:30 p.m. Presented by Friends of Burnham Library at the library, Main Street. $25 in advance. $30 at door. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-6937.

Kent Singers holiday concert: Dec. 2, 3 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Main Street.


"Handmade/Local" holiday show: Runs through Jan. 6. Peter Lawrence Gallery, 703 Kent Road (Route 7). Hours: Fridays-Sundays, noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit

Merwinsville Hotel holiday festivities: Opening reception, Nov. 30, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $20/hotel member. $25/non-member. Also open Dec.1-2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with storytelling each day at 11 a.m. Merwinsville Hotel, Browns Forge Road. Free admission Dec. 1-2. For more information, call 860-350-4443 or email

Holiday bazaar: Nov. 30, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. United Methodist Church, Route 7.

Holiday open house: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Little Red Schoolhouse, Gaylord Road.

Holiday open house: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, Oratory Lane. Variety of events planned. For more information, call 860-354-8294.

Ham dinner: Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. Firehouse, Route 7. $12/adult. $8/child 6 and older.

Town tree lighting: Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Outside firehouse, Route 7.


Small Business Saturday and Shop Local!: Nov. 24. Participating merchants to be open until 7 p.m. Free child care offered at library for kids 3 and older. For more information about babysitting and registration, call 860-927-3761.

"Jazzing Up the Classics" concert: Nov. 25, 3 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of routes 7 and 341. With Sherman Chamber Ensemble.

Music in the Nave: Messiah sing-in with Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $20. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

Tree lightings and photos with Santa: Dec. 1. Photos with Santa, 4 p.m. N.M. Watson Wild Bird Supply, Kent Green Boulevard. Tree lighting, 4:30 p.m. Kent Green. Caroling, cookies, refreshments: to follow tree lighting, at Fife 'n Drum. Tree lighting: to follow caroling, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

Pancakes with Santa: Dec. 8, 8:30-11 a.m. Hosted by Kent Community Nursery School at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Main and Bridge streets. $5/adult. $3/child 3-12. Free/child 2 and under.

Cookie decorating class for children with Patsy Stroble: Dec. 8. Kent Kitchen Works, 6 Kent Green Boulevard. $20 donation to Kent Food Bank. For more information and registration, call 860-355-2843.

Stuff-a-Truck: Dec. 9. Firehouse, Maple Street. Bring new, unwrapped toy or non-perishables.

Kent Singers holiday concert: Dec. 9, 3 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

Holiday pottery sale and reception: Opening reception, Dec. 15, 5-10 a.m. Runs Dec. 15-23. Alison Palmer Studio, 48 Stone Fences Lane. For more information, visit

Parade of Lights, open house at Community House, photos with Santa: Dec. 15. Photos with Santa: at Backcountry Outfitters, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Cookie sale, photos with Santaa and cookie decorating: at Kent Children's Center, 99 North Main St., to follow Backcountry Outfitters event. Parade of lights: to follow other events. Starts at Kent Green and ends at firehouse on Maple Street.

Horse-drawn carriage rides: Dec. 16, noon-3 p.m. Kent Greenhouse & Gardens, Route 7.


Local artisans show: Nov. 23-25 and Dec. 8-9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

Festival of Lights/tree lighting: Nov. 24, 5:30 p.m. Village Green.

Food and toy drive: Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Hosted by Lions Club at Stop & Shop, Route 7 South.

Christmas bazaar: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Animal Welfare Society at railroad station, Railroad Street.

Christkindlemarkt: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road. For more information, visit

Concert with SingOut! CT: Dec. 1, 3 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Evening of Wine and Song: Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. $30 in advance at Bridge Fine Wines, Spirits & Beer, the museum or from any museum board member. $35 at the door. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 2, 8-10 a.m. St. Peter's Masonic Lodge, 11 Aspetuck Ave. $5/person. $10/family of four, plus $3 per additional person.

Open house: Dec. 2, noon-3 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

DAR and CAR Christmas luncheon and program: Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Christmas in a Box: 11:30 a.m. Joint business meeting, noon. "Fill Every Glass" and "In the Good Old Colony Days" with Hanford & Finlay programs: to follow meeting and lunch. Appropriate for kids 6 and older. Candlewood Valley Country Club, Route 7 South. $20/adult. Free/CAR member. For more information and reservations, call 860-354-5521.

"Greensleeves for a Winter Solstice" with Wykeham Consort: Dec. 2, 3 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. $15/concert. $15/post-reception. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Holiday concert with Valley Voices: Dec. 8, 2 p.m. The Silo, Upland Road. With Shepaug Valley Middle School select group vocal ensemble. For more information, call 860-355-0300.

Arion Singing Society member Christmas party: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road. Bring a dish. For more information, visit

Songs of the season concert with Nobody's Business: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Pre-show gathering, 6:30 p.m. Silo at Hunt Hill Farm, Upland Road. $35/adult. $10/child. For more information, call 860-355-0300 or visit

Holiday choral concert with Brookfield High School Chorus and Small Group: Dec. 9, 3 p.m. Canterbury School chapel off Aspetuck Avenue.

Community bereavement workshop for adults at holiday time: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Runs through Dec. 11. New Milford Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information and registration, call 860-354-2216.

Delivery of Christmas presents by Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2 and Santa Claus: Dec. 15-16. For more information and registration, visit

"The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)": Fridays-Saturdays Jan. 5, 8 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. TheatreWorks, 4 Brookside Ave. $28. Free preview for seniors, Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can-night, Dec. 13, 8 p.m. Dec. 31: gala performance, $75. For reservations, call 860-350-6863 or go to

Holiday on the Green: Dec. 16, 1-3 p.m. Hosted by Prudential Connecticut Realty and Housatonic Valley Insurance.

Christmas production: Dec. 16, 6 p.m. Dec. 17, 9 and 11 a.m. Faith Church, 600 Danbury Road (Route 7 South). For more information, call 860-354-7700 or visit

Carol Sing: Dec. 17, 7 p.m. Village Green.


Holiday vendor fair: Dec. 1, 9 a.m-2 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, Weller's Bridge Road.

Country Church Christmas Fair: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 2, 12:30-4 p.m. twice as nice merchandise. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. For more information, call 860-355-1978.

Holiday festival: Dec. 1, 6;30-9 p.m. Roxbury Senior Center, 7 South St.


"Jazzing Up the Classics" concert: Nov. 24, 4 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road. With Sherman Chamber Ensemble.

Holiday bazaar: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road.

The Old Store Museum & Gift Shop: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Open through holiday season. The Old Store, Sherman Center.


Holiday bazaar at Holiday on the Hill: Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. Community Center, Sackett Hill Road. Includes sale of crafts and goods, lighting of town tree, caroling and mailbox for letters to Santa.


Holiday exhibit: Nov. 23-Dec. 30. Reception, Dec. 1, 4-7 p. m. Behnke Doherty Gallery, 6 Green Hill. Hours: Fridays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-1655 or email info@behnkedohertygallerycom.

"It's a Small, Small World: Dollhouses and Miniatur es" holiday exhibit: Opening reception, Nov. 25, 1-3 p.m. Runs through Jan. 20. Gunn Museum, Wykeham Road. Hours: Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, noon-4 p.m. For more information, call 860-868-7756.

Holiday bazaar: Preview party: Nov. 30, 6:30-9 p.m. Bazaar: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Route 47. Preview party: $100/patron and $50/friend by Nov. 23. $65 at the door. For more information, call 860-868-2527.

Gingerbread house workshop for children: Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Bring bag of unwrapped holiday candy to share. For more information, call 860-868-2310.

Slices with Santa fundraiser: Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. Firehouse, Bee Brook Road. $10/adult. $5/child. Santa to arrive at 6 p.m.

Christmas choir concert and carol sing: Dec. 4, 5-6 p.m. Salem Convenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road.

Seasonal wreath making: Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. Senior center, Bryan Memorial Plaza. Sign up required by calling 860-868-0735.

Holiday in the Depot: Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Town center.