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 S10.

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.


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 sign up, call 860-354-8269.

Jazz Christmas concert: Dec. 21, 4-6 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Route 133. $20. Free/child 18 and younger. For more information, 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 sign up, call 860-354-9937 or email by Dec. 19.

Fair-trade global handcrafts store and Christmas tree sales: Runs through 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.


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

Pancakes with Santa: Dec. 14, 8-11 a.m. Hosted by Kent Community Nursery School at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $5. $20 family maximum.

Parade of Lights: Dec. 14. Hosted by fire department. Downtown Kent.

Colonial Christmas Celebration: Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Kent Historical Society at Swift House, Maple Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860--927-4587.

Photos with Santa: Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m. Backcountry Outfitters, Route 341.

Christmas services: Dec. 24: family service, 5 p.m. Traditional candelight service, 9 p.m. First Congregational Church of Kent, Main Street.

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.


ThriftMart open for shopping: Dec. 15 and 22, noon-4 p.m. ThriftMart, 149 Danbury Road (Route 7).

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

Annual toy and food drive: Dec. 16, 5-9 p.m. Coordinated by Don Clady and Connecticut Cruise News at 1sr & 10 Sports Bar & Grill, Route 7. Bring new, unwrapped toys and non-perishables.

Gingerbread house decorating workshop for students in grades 7 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 sign up, call 860-354-0047.

Mayor's open house: Dec. 19, noon-5 p.m. Mayor's office, Roger Sherman Town Hall, Main Street. Flu shots will be available from noon to 3 p.m.

Gingerbread house decorating and holiday party for kids ages 10: Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and sign up, 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/adult. Free/child 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.

First Apostolic Gathering Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve services: Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 31, 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Gathering meets at St. Peter's Masonic Lodge, Aspetuck Avenue. For more information, call Priscilla Black at 203-431-9768.

Holiday shopping cart sale: Runs through Dec. 30. Hosted by FRIENDS of NMPL at library, Main Street.

Tree of Warmth: Donations of children's hats, gloves, mittens and scarves sought for tree on display at town hall, Main Street. Accepted in mayor's office Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 860-355-6010.


"Blue Christmas" service: Dec. 22, 4 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St. For more information, call 860-355-1978.

Christmas services: Dec. 25, 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick Church, 25 Church St. For more information, call 860-868-2600.


Christmas program of hymns and a carol sing-a-long: Dec. 15, 4 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, Church Road.

Town-wide Christmas carol sing: Dec. 22, 5 p.m. Pavilion at Veterans Field, Saw Mill Road. Bring flashlight.


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

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

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

Christmas services: Christmas Eve: 4 and 7 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 34 Green Hill Road. Christmas: 8:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 25 Church St., Roxbury. 10:30 a.m.