Updated 1:15 pm, Saturday, November 29, 2014
[Editor's Note: Following is a holiday calendar. To submit a holiday item, email Deborah Rose at email@example.com,]
Christmas/holiday show and open house: Nov. 28-30 and Dec. 5-7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gala party, Nov. 29, 6:30-9 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel, Browns Forge Road. Gala, $10/hotel member and in advance. $15 at door. For more information, visit www.merwinsvillehotel.org.
Christmas fair: Dec. 5, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, Route 7.
Little Red Schoolhouse open house: Dec. 6, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Schoolhouse, Gaylord Road. Visit with author Renee Domogauer, 1-3 p.m.
Christmas open house: Dec. 6, noon-4 p.m. Oratory of the Little Way, 8 Oratory Lane.
Ham dinner: Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m. Firehouse, Route 7.
Tree lighting: Dec. 6, following ham dinner at firehouse.
Fair trade festival: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. First Congregational Church of Kent, Route 7.
Champagne Stroll: Nov. 28-29, 4-7 p.m. Starts at Bain Real Estate, 21 North Main St. $10. For more information, visit www.kentct.com.
Gingerbread Festival: Dec. 5-Jan. 5. Downtown Kent. For more information, visit www.kentct.com.
Tree lighting ceremony: Dec. 6, 5 p.m. Downtown Kent.
Horse and carriage rides: Dec. 7, noon-4 p.m. Kent Greenhouse and Gardens, Route 7.
Kent Singers' "St. Nicolas" concert: Dec. 7, 3 p.m. At Kent School Chapel, Macedonia Road (Route 341). $12 in advance, $15 at door. For more information, call 860-619-8110.
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Christmas bazaar: Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 240 Litchfield Turnpike.
Seasonal music: Nov. 28: "Songs of the Season" with Hank Milligan, 12:30-3:15 p.m. Nov. 29: "Songs of the Season" with Hank Milligan, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 29: "Holiday Classics" with Missy Alexander and Bill Petkanas, 6 p.m. The Silo, Upland Hill Road.
"Handcrafted in America" local artisans's sale: Nov. 28-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. At railroad station, Railroad Street. Supports Animal Welfare Society.
The Silo Pop-Up Store open: Nov. 28-30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 20 Bank St.
Holiday open house: Nov. 29, 4 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. Free admission. For more information, call 860-354-3069.
Festival of Lights/Tree Lighting Ceremony: Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m. Village Green.
Holiday open house and gathering for holiday lights event: Nov. 29, 4 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.
Goatboy Soaps holiday open house: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy's Way. For more information, visit www.goatboysoaps.us.
"The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays": Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Dec. 5-Jan. 3. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $23. Free preview for seniors, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. Gala performance Dec. 31, $75. For reservations, visit www.theatreworks.us.
"'Tis the Season" variety show: Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 2 p.m. New Milford High School, Route 7. Proceeds benefit Ann's Place in Danbury. For information and tickets, call 203-775-6300.
Gingerbread tales story time: Dec. 6, 10:30 a.m. Library, Main Street. For ages 4 and up. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.
Photos of pets with Santa: Dec. 6, noon-3 p.m. Barkery Boo'tique, Bank Street. $15. Benefits Passion 4 Paws.
Old-Fashioned Christmas Celebration: Dec. 6, 2 p.m. Historical society, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.
Christkindlmarkt: Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Arion Singing Society, 411 Danbury Road. For information, call 860-354-7593.
Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 7, 8-11 a.m. Hosted by Sarah Noble Intermediate School BandAides at the school, Sunny Valley Road. $5. Bring new gloves, scarves, hats, etc.
Brunch with Santa: Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by Palm Rebekahs at Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road. $5 ages 5 and older; free/child under 5.
"By Heaven's Light" Christmas cantata: Dec. 7, 5 p.m. New Milford United Methodist Church, 68 Danbury Road.
"St. Nicolas" by Kent Singers: Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m. Pre-program talk, 6:30 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Ave. $12 in advance. $15 at door. For more information and RSVP, call 860-619-8110.
Dramatic reading of "A Christmas Memory": Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Library, South Street.
Country Church Christmas Fair: Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7, noon-2 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.
"It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play": Runs Fridays-Saturdays, Dec. 5-28, 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 28, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $20/person. $10/student with id and cash. $10 preview Dec. 4, 8 p.m. For more information or reservations, call www.theshermanplayhouse.org.
WAA holiday sale: Opens Nov. 28, 10 a.m. Runs through Dec. 24. Washington Art Association, Bryan Plaza. Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.
Winter Indian arts and crafts market: Saturdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 14. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For information, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.
St. John's Episcopal Church holiday bazaar and more: Dec. 5: preview party for holiday bazaar, 6:30 p.m. $75. Dec. 6: holiday cabaret, 5 p.m. Includes visits with St. Nick for kids. $75. Free/child 12 and under. Dec. 6: holiday market, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Dec. 7: holiday market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Route 47.
HORSE of Connecticut Christmas open house: Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road. For more information, call 860-868-1960 or visit www.horseofct.org.
WAA kids' crafts: Dec. 6 and 13, time to be announced. Washington Art Association, Bryan Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-2878.
Christmas choir and carol sing: Dec. 6, 5-6 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road.
Holiday boutique: Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sponsored by New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare at senior center, 33 Route 37, New Fairfield.