These exhibits, theater performances, festivals, fairs and other special events happening in the New Milford area this holiday season. For the general calendar, see Page S18.

To submit a holiday news 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 information, email Rose or call 860-355-7324.


"O Silent Night": Nov. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Library, Route 133. $25 in advance. $30 at door. For information, call 860-354-6937.

Free Christmas child care crafting event for children 4-10: Dec. 14, 1-3 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Route 133. For information and sign up, call 860-354-8269.


"Christmas in Gaylordsville": Holiday party and sale, Dec. 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sale, Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hosted by Merwinsville Hotel Restoration at hotel, Brown's Forge Road. Holiday party Dec. 6, $20/member. $25/nonmember. Sale Dec. 7-8, free. For information, call 860-350-4443 or visit


Christmas bazaar: Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, corner of Route 341 and Main Street.

Alison Palmer and Steve Katz holiday open house and show: Dec. 14-15 and 20-21 and by appointment. Palmer/Katz studio, 48 Stone Fences Lane. For information, visit

Champagne Stroll: Nov. 29-30, 4-8 p.m. In and around downtown Kent. $5. For information, call 860-592-0061.

Holiday boutique: Through Dec. 31. Library, Main Street. Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Collection of shoeboxes with goods for Operation Christmas Child: Runs through Nov. 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2-5 p.m. Bible Baptist Church, 126 Kent Road. For information, email

Artisan craft show and Christmas shop: Nov. 22, 2-8 p.m., with reception from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Historical society and museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

Holiday shopping cart sale: Nov. 22-Dec. 30. Hosted by FRIENDS of NMPL at library, Main Street.

Interfaith remembrance service: Nov. 24, 4 p.m. Hosted by New Milford VNA & Hospice at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. To include a name on the Roll of Remembrance, call 860-354-2216.

Tree of Life lighting: Nov. 24, to follow 4 p.m. interfaith remembrance service hosted by New Milford VNA & Hospice at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. For information, call 860-354-2216.

Local artisans show: Nov. 28, Nov. 29 and Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street. Portion of proceeds to benefit New Milford Animal Welfare Society.

Festival of Lights tree lighting ceremony and activities: Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m. On Village Green.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 1, 8-10 a.m. St. Peter's Masonic Lodge, 11 Aspetuck Ave. $5/person. $10/family of four, two parents, two kids under 10.

Brunch with Santa: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by Palm Rebekahs at Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road (Route 7). $5/person 5 and older. Free/child under 2. $5/photo with Santa.

Holiday bazaar: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by ladies auxiliary at VFW, Avery Road.

Christkindlmarkt (Christmas bazaar): Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Arion Singing Society, Danbury Road (Route 7).

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 8, 8-11 a.m. Hosted by Sarah Noble Intermediate School BandAides at the school, Sunny Valley Road. $5.

Christmas concert: Dec. 8, 4 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

Christmas tea: Dec. 10, time and location to be announced. Hosted by Garden Club on Village Green.

Santa Express: Dec. 14-15. Delivery of pre-Christmas gifts hosted by Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2. $50. For stops with more than two families, $100. For information and sign up, visit

Holiday on the Green: Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m. Hosted by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/New England Properties and Housatonic Valley Insurance on Village Green. Includes hay rides and visits with Santa.

Carol Sing: Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Village Green.

Merryall Union Chapel service: Dec. 24: with the Rev. Dr. Donald H. Westerberg of United Church of Christ, 9 p.m. Merryall Union Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.


Community Thanksgiving service: Nov. 24, 5 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road.

WAA holiday sale: Opens Nov. 29, 10 a.m. Runs through Dec. 24. Washington Art Association, Bryan Plaza. Hours: Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.

Holiday Indian arts and crafts market: Saturdays-Sundays, Nov. 30-Dec. 15, noon-4 p.m. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road, Washington. For information, call 860-868-0518 or visit

Festival of Trees & Lights: Dec. 6: cocktail party, 5-7 p.m. $15/person $25/couple. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No charge. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road. For information, call 860-868-7586.

Holiday bazaar: Dec. 6: gala preview party and live auction, 6:30-9 p.m., with live auction at 7:30 p.m. $75/person. Dec. 7: holiday market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. "Fireside Holiday Fete," 4:30-7 p.m. $75/person. St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road. $125/person for both gala and "Fireside Holiday Fete." For more information or tickets to the preview, call 860-868-2527.

Christmas open house: Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For e information, call 860-868-1960.

Junior library holiday events: Dec. 7: gingerbread house decorating, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring bag of loose candy to share. Dec. 21: screening of G rated movie, 1 p.m. Dec. 28: "Jester Jim Show," 1 p.m. Dec. 18: screening of movie, 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For information, call 860-868-2310.