Holiday calendar

Christmas concert:

Dec. 23, 3 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Avenue. Donations for Loaves and Fishes Building Fund accepted.

New Year’s Day concert and party with New Baroque Soloists: Jan. 1, 4 p.m. Sponsored by Washington Friends of Music at First Congregational Church meetinghouse on the Green. $30 in advance, $35 at door, $15 for students and free for children. For more information and tickets, call 860-868-9174, visit or visit Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill 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.

Gingerbread Fest: Runs through December at participating stores in Kent. Maps available at participating businesses.

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

“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.

Annual hands-on model train display: Thursdays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, noon-8 p.m., through Dec. 31. Sponsored by Gallery 25 and New Milford Commission on the Arts, railroad station, 11 Railroad St.

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

Christmas offerings: Dec. 24: Advent IV Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m. Christmas: Eucharist, 10 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 107 Kent Road.

Christmas Eve services: Christmas Eve Dec. 24: service with annual Christmas pageant, 10 a.m., followed by light brunch and a special guest in fellowship hall, and candlelight service or lessons and carols and communion, 8 p.m., ending with “Silent Night” on church steps, weather permitting. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

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

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 fine art exhibit by local and regional artists: Thursdays-Sundays through Dec. 31, noon-5 p.m. Gallery 25, railroad station, 11 Railroad St.

Christmas service: Christmas: service, 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick Church, Route 317.

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. 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.

Christmas services: Christmas Eve: service, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Christmas: service, 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 34 Green Hill Road. For more information, call 860-868-2600 or visit

New Year’s Eve Party and cookie contest: Jan. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Snow date, Jan. 9. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.