“Messiah Sing-In”:

Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1 North Main St. $13 in advance at https://MITNKentCT.eventbrite.com. $15 at door. Free for students. For more information, call 860-927-3486.

“Comfort and Joy: Lullabies and Dances for Christmastide”: Dec. 17, 3 p.m. Presented by Kent Singers at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1 North Main St. $15 in advance. $20 at door. Free/child under 12. For more information and tickets, call 860-619-8110.

“Come Hear the Sound” benefit concert for orphans: Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. At The Maxx, 94 Railroad St. Cookies to follow concert. For more information or to make a donation, email comehearthesound@gmail.com.

Christmas concert: Dec. 10, 5-6 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road.

Annual fair trade and local handcrafts sale: Runs through Dec. 17: Fridays, 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1, 4-8 p.m. Bridgewater Congregational Church, 10 Clapboard Road.

Christmas tree lighting event: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. At Bridgewater Congregational Church, Clapboard Road.

Holiday boutique: Runs through Dec. 30. Library, Main Street. Hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 860-927-3761.

Christmas services: Christmas Eve Dec. 24: Christmas story family service, 10 a.m., and candlelight service of lessons and carols, 9 p.m. First Congregational Church of Kent, Main Street. With the Rev. Abby Gackenheimer.

Quality Thrift Shop open: Open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quality Thrift Shop, next to First Congregational Church on Main Street.

Historic holiday house tour: Dec. 10, noon-4:30 p.m. Starts at Swift House, 12 Maple St., where guests can purchase tickets and start the tour with advanced tickets. $45/advance ticket at www.kenthistoricalsociety.org and at the Heron Gallery, Kent Wine & Spirit and the town clerk’s office. $60/day of tour ticket. www.kenthistoricalsociety.org and at the Heron Gallery, Kent Wine & Spirit and the town clerk’s office, and $60 the day of the tour.

Local makers’ market: Dec. 9, 1-5 p.m. At The Smithy Store at Loft Gallery, 10 Main St.

“Meet the Maker” event with Joy Newton: Dec. 23, noon-3 p.m. The Smithy Store, 10 Main St. For more information, call 860-868-9003.

Holiday shopping cart: Runs through Jan. 5. Library, Main Street.

Holiday-focused bereavement seminar series for adults: Tuesdays through Dec. 12, 10-11:30 a.m. New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main St. For more information and RSVP for the evening session, call 860-354-2216.

Holiday shop: Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

Goatboy Soaps holiday open house: Dec. 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy’s Way.

Holiday tag sale: Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road.

“The Star: A Journey to Christmas”: Dec. 10, 17 and 24, 10:30 a.m. Assembly of God, 47 Old Park Lane Road. For more information, call 860-355-0812.

Visit with Santa: Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Studio D, 27 Main St. Includes visits and photos with Santa, crafts, baked goods and one digital photo download. $30. For more information and RSVP, call 860-350-2900.

Evening of holiday music with Entwyned: Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Wreaths Across America ceremony: Dec. 16, noon. Center Cemetery.

Holiday party and book signing: Dec. 16, 3 p.m. Hosted by Wells Valley Cat Sanctuary at First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. With Ethan Jenkins, author of “Believe.” Also includes talk with Jenkins about his hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail, raffles and kitten adoption.

Free hayrides and visits with Santa: Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m. Co-sponsored by Housatonic Valley Insurance, Bank Street Theater, the Greater New Milford Board of Realtors and Horses and Wagon from Utopia Percherons in Goshen. On the Village Green. Donations for New Milford Food Bank and the Community Fuel Bank will be accepted.

Carol Sing: Dec. 18, 7 p.m. At the bandstand, Village Green.

Parade of Lights: Dec. 18, about 7:30 p.m. following the Carol Sing at the bandstand.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. events: Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24, 7:30-8:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve/Watch Night service, Dec. 31, 10 p.m.-12:15 a.m. At 25 Church St. For more information, email pblack35@comcast.net.

Christmas services: Christmas Eve Dec. 24: Advent IV Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. and candlelight service, 7 p.m. Christmas: Christmas Day Eucharist, 10 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Chruch, 107 Kent Road.

“Stage Kiss”: Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Dec. 8-Jan. 6, as well as Dec. 17, 2 p.m. New Year’s Eve gala, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $23/reserved seat. $18/student or military personnel with ID. Pay-what-you-can-night, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. For more information, call 860-350-6863.

Holiday book sale: Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hodge Memorial Library & Museum, 4 North St.

Country Church Christmas Fair: Dec. 2, 9 am.-2 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.

Town tree lighting: Dec. 2, 6 p.m. Town center.

Victorian Christmas service: Dec. 9, 5 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.

Winter solstice/Christmas fireside reading from children’s classic “Wind in the Willows”: Dec. 16, 3 p.m. Hodge Memorial Library, Route 67. For more information and RSVP, call 860-350-2181.

Old Store open for holiday shopping: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Old Store, 3 Route 37 Center. Features variety of items for holiday season.

“Murder Takes a Holiday”: Fridays-Saturdays through Dec. 23 at 8 p.m., as well as Dec. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $24/adult. $12/child 12 and under. $12/student for any performance with a valid student ID. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-3622.

Holiday in the Depot: Dec. 8, 6-8:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Washington Parks & Recreation Commission and Washington Business Association. Town hall and the Depot. Includes tree lighting, visits with Santa, crafts, food, business specials and more.

Holiday open house: Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Snow date, Dec. 10. HORSE of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road.