[Editor's Note: To submit a holiday item, email Deborah Rose at drose@newmilford.com.]


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


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.

Christmas Celebration: Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Kent Historical Society at Swift House, Maple Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860--927-4587.

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


"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.


Seasonal music: 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. Dec. 20: with Shepaug Valley School chorus and Valley Voices. The Silo, Upland Hill Road.

Goatboy Soaps holiday open house: Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy's Way. For more information, visit www.goatboy.us.

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 more 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.

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.

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

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

Pilates classes to aid Animal Welfare: Dec. 17: pilates with the ball, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and 23: pilates barre, 9 a.m. Mind-Body Connection, 143 West St., Unit W. For more information, call 860-350-3643.

Mayor's holiday open house: Dec. 19, noon-5 p.m. Mayor's office, town hall.

Hands-on train display: Daily Dec. 20-28, except Christmas, noon-4 p.m. Railroad station, Railroad Street.

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.

FRIENDS holiday book cart sale: Runs through Dec. 30. Library, Main Street.

Holiday show: Runs through Jan. 10. Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio, 25 Church St. For more information, email newmilartscomm@gmail.com.

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


Holiday open house: Dec. 13, noon-4 p.m. Horse presentation, 2 p.m. Trowbridge's LTD, 236 Henry Sanford Road.


Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 13, 9 a.m. Holy Trinity Church, Sherman Center $6.

"It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play": Runs Fridays-Saturdays, through Dec. 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. For more information or reservations, call 860-354-3622 or visit www.theshermanplayhouse.org.


Gift sale: Dec. 12, 5-8 p.m. Senior center, Bryan Plaza.

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

WAA kids' crafts: Dec. 13, time to be announced. Washington Art Association, Bryan Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-2878. 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.


Holiday house tour: Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Woman's Club of Woodbury in Woodbury. $25 in advance at select Woodbury stores or by calling 203-263-4267 or $30 the day of event.

"A Holiday Show" -- with works by Washington and New Milford residents: 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.