[Editor's Note: 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.]


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


Mayor's holiday open house: Dec. 19, noon-5 p.m. Mayor's office, Roger Sherman Town Hall. Seasonal music: Dec. 20: with Shepaug Valley School chorus and Valley Voices. The Silo, Upland Hill Road.

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

"The Nutcracker": Dec. 20, 7 p.m. Dec. 21, 1 and 6 p.m. Presented by FineLine Theatre Arts at New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $15 adults, free children under 12.

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

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

Christmas services: Dec. 24: candlelight service, 7 p.m. Dec. 25: Eucharist, 10 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road (Route 7).

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 or go to www.theatreworks.us.


Christmas services: Christmas Eve: Holy Eucharist, 5 p.m. Festival Eucharist, 10 p.m. Christmas: quiet liturgy, 10 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 4 Weller's Bridge Road.

Christmas service: Christmas, 8:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 25 Church St., Roxbury.

New Year's service: Jan. 1, 9 a.m. St. Patrick Church, 25 Church St., Roxbury.


"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.


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, and 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 34 Green Hill Road.

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.

New Year's services: Dec. 31, 4 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 34 Green Hill Road.

Concert with New Baroque Soloists: Jan. 1, 4 p.m. At First Congregational Church on the Green. $30 in advance. $35 at door. $20 for first-t-time concert-goers. For more information, call 860-868-9174.


"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.