BRIDGEWATER

Tree lighting and more: Dec. 6. Ceremony, 6 p.m. Cocoa and cookkies at grange hall, Route 133.

Christmas lunch: Dec. 18, noon. Senior center, Hut Hill Road. $10.

GAYLORDSVILLE

Christmas/holiday show and open house: Dec. 5-7, 10 a.m.-5 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.

KENT

Gingerbread Festival: Dec. 5-Jan. 5. Downtown Kent. For more information, visit www.kentct.com.

Music in the Nave: Messiah sing-in with Sherman Chamber Ensemble: Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street. $20, $22 or $30. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

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.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 13, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Hosted by Kent Community Nursery School at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Main Street.

Holiday festivities: Dec. 13. Stuff-a-truck, at firehouse, Maple Street. Photos with Santa, 3-5 p.m., at N.M. Watson Wild Bird Supply. Parade of lights, 6 p.m., downtown Kent.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Christmas bazaar: Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 240 Litchfield Turnpike.

Windows in New Preston and Winter Stroll event: Dec. 6, 3-6 p.m. New Preston Village.

"Handcrafted in America" sale of works by local artisans: Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At Banks Art Studio, 55 Tinker Hill Road.

NEW MILFORD

"The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays": Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Dec. 5-Jan. 3. Dec. 21 and 28, 2 p.m. Dec. 31, gala performance, 8 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $23. Pay-what-you-can-night, Dec. 11, 8 p.m. Gala performance Dec. 31, $75. For reservations, call 860-350-6863..

"'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, 10 a.m.-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.

Seasonal music: Dec. 6: concert with Sarah Noble Intermediate School, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6: "Holiday Cheer" with Sara Caswell, Gene Bertoncini and Ike Sturm, 6 p.m. Dec. 7: "Songs of the Season" with Hank Milligan, 12:30-3:15 p.m. Dec. 13: "Season of Light" children's program with Sari Maxx, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13: "Season of Lights" with Sari Maxx, Daryl Sherman and Boots Maleson, 7 p.m. The Silo, Upland Hill Road.

Goatboy Soaps holiday open house: Dec. 6-7, Dec. 13-14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy's Way. For more information, visit www.goatboy.us.

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.

"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.

Pilates classes to aid Animal Welfare: Dec. 9: yoga basics with Cruz, 6 p.m. Dec. 11: pilates with the ball, 9 a.m. Mind-Body Connection, 143 West St., Unit W. For more information, call 860-350-3643.

"Holiday Cheer and Songs": Dec. 10, 6 p.m. Following senior supper, 4-5 p.m., for seniors 60 and older. Hospital, 21 Elm St. New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St. Join Tina Haddad with Buck Edwards & The Buckshots. For more information and RSVP, call 860-210-5011 by Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.

Holiday open house: Dec. 11, noon-4 p.m. Greater New Milford Spectrum/The News-Times office, 45B Main St.

Victorian Tea and holiday bazaar: Dec. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Food available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue.

Gingerbread house decorating and holiday party: Dec. 13, 2 p.m. Library, Main Street. For kids ages 4-10. For information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Gallery 25 open house: Dec. 13, 4-6 p.m. Gallery 25, Church Street.

Ugly sweater fundraiser: Dec. 13, 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by Democratic Town Committee at VFW, Avery Road. $25 in advance. $30 at door. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-2723 or visit any DTC member.

Christmas concert: Dec. 14, 4 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

Brunch with Santa: Dec. 14, 11 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 5.

Carol Sing: Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Village Green.

ROXBURY

Country Church Christmas Fair: Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7, noon-2 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.

SHERMAN

"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 information or reservations, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.

WASHINGTON

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.

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

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 in the Depot: Dec. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. Town center.

Winter Indian arts and crafts market: Saturdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Through Dec. 14. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518 or visit www.iaismuseum.org.

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

AREA TOWNS

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.

"A Holiday Show" -- with works by Washington and New Milford residents: Opening reception, Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m. Runs through Dec. 24. The Gallery, 44 Lakeside Road, Morris. Hours: Saturdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, call 917-539-3130.