Following is a holiday calendar featuring exhibits, theater performances, festivals, fairs and other special events happening in the Greater New Milford area this holiday season. To see the general calendar, see Page S18.

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 Rose or call 860-355-7324.


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

Santa Express: Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-noon. Hosted by fire department, in conjunction with Santa. $50/household. For more information and registration, call 860-354-9937 or email by Dec. 19.


"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 members, $25 nonmembers. Sale Dec. 7-8, free. For more information, call 860-350-4443 or visit


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 more information, visit

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

Kent Singers' "A Celebration of European Carols" concert: Dec. 1, 3 p.m. At Kent School Chapel, Macedonia Road (Route 341).$12 in advance, $15 at door, free for children 12 and under. For more information, call 860-619-8110.

Music in the Nave: Messiah sing-in with Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $20. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

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.


Local artisans show: 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.

Thanks & Giving brunch: Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Learning Center, 19 Main St., Suite B. For more information and to RSVP, call 860-354-0854.

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, $10 for 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 ages 5 and older, free for 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).

Evening of Wine and Song: Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m. Snow date Dec. 8. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. $30 in advance, $35 at door. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

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

Holiday open house: Dec. 8, noon-3 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. Free admission. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

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

Kent Singers' "A Celebration of European Carols" concert: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. At St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. $15 at door. Children 12 and under free. For more information, call 860-619-8110.

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

Holiday open house: Dec. 12, noon-4 p.m. Greater New Milford Spectrum/The News-Times office, 45B Main St.

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 more information and registration, 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.

Gingerbread house decorating workshop for students in grades seven and up: Dec. 17, 2:30-5 p.m. Hosted by Youth Agency at the Maxx, 94 Railroad St. Bring gingerbread house kit or order one for $10 by calling 860-354-0047. For more information and registration, call 860-354-0047.

Gingerbread house decorating and holiday party for kids 10 and up: Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and registration, call 860-355-1191.

"Nutcracker Ballet": Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 1 and 6 p.m. Presented by FineLine Theatre Arts at New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $15 adults, free children under 12.

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.

Holiday shopping cart sale: Runs through Dec. 30. Hosted by Friends of New Milford Public Library at library, Main Street.


Country Church Christmas Fair: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8, noon-2 p.m., twice as nice merchandise. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. For more information, call 860-355-1978.


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. For more information, call 860-868-0518 or visit

Festival of Trees & Lights: Dec. 6: cocktail party, 5-7 p.m. $15, $25 for couples. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No charge. Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Road. For more 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. Dec. 7: holiday market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. "Fireside Holiday Fete," 4:30-7 p.m. $75. St. John's Episcopal Church, 78 Green Hill Road. $125 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 more 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 more information, call 860-868-2310.

Sale featuring handmade goods and other gifts: Dec. 13, 5-8 p.m. Senior center, Bryan Plaza.

Holiday in the Depot: Dec. 13, 6-8:30 p.m. Town center.


Holiday boutique: Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society in community room at New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37 North.

Bethlehem Christmas Town Festival: Dec. 6, 5-10 p.m. Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Town Green, Bethlehem. Variety of offerings offered throughout town. For more information, visit or call 203-263-7510.