Global Fair-trade and locally-made handcrafts and Christmas tree sale: Nov. 23-Dec. 16. Bridgewater Congregational Church, 10 Clapboard Road at Route 133. Hours: Fridays, 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11-5 p.m. Extended hours Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7, 4-8 p.m. For more information, call 860-354-8283 or visit


Christmas/holiday show: Nov. 23 and 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 1-2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Merwinsville Hotel, 1 Brown’s Forge Road. Features sale of handmade goods by local artisans, as well as displays for Christmas. Story time available each Saturday at 11 a.m. For more information, call 860-350-4443 or visit


Holiday Champagne Stroll: Nov. 23-24, 4-7:30 p.m. Check in at two locations beginning at 4 p.m.: The Swift House at 12 Maple St. or at Preferred Hardwood Floors, 19 Kent Green Boulevard on the Kent Green. $22 in advance at $25 day of event. For more information, call 860-592-0061 or email


Holiday items for sale in Friendly Finds area: Runs through Jan. 4. Library, Main Street.

Holiday gift basket shop: Open Saturdays-Sundays, through Dec. 16. Look for the “Open Now” sign posted in front of the First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

Holiday items for sale in Friendly Finds area: Run through Jan. 4. Library, Main Street.

Goatboy Soaps holiday open house: Nov. 23-25, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy’s Way.

Holiday gift sale: Nov. 23-25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

Local Artists Crafts Group holiday craft sale: Nov. 23-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At 25 Church St. Portion of proceeds to benefit Animal Welfare Society in New Milford.

Pet photos with Santa: Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by Wells Valley Cat Rescue at Tractor Supply, Route 7. Donations of food, litter, baby wipes, paper towels and other supplies appreciated.

Run Santa Run: Nov. 24. Kids fun run, 9:30 a.m. 5k, 10 a.m. At Harrybrooke Park, off Still River Drive. For more information and registration, visit

Lighting of the Christmas trees on the Village Green: Nov. 24, 5:30 p.m. At bandstand on Village Green. Includes visits with Santa.

Christkindlmarkt, a Christmas bazaar: Nov. 30- and Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by Arion Singing Society at Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 43 Main St., Danbury.

Sip & Stroll: Nov. 30, 6 p.m. Check in at 19 Main. $25/person. Available at the VNA, 68 Park Lane Road; Nutmeg Olive Oil, Main Street; VNA Home, Old Park Lane Road; and online.

Winter market: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9 a.m.-noon. Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building, 40 East St. Parking available behind building. For more information, call 860-210-2030.

Holiday open house and gift sale: Dec. 1-2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave. Photographs in front of historic hearth in Knapp House (taken by professional photographer Andrew Swiedler) will be offered. Sitting fee for up to two images, $20. For more information, call 860-354-3069.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 2, 8-11 a.m. Hosted by New Milford Band Aides at Sarah Noble Intermediate School, Sunny Valley Road. $6. Includes downloadable picture with Santa.

Holiday music by Pierce Campbell Trio: Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Holiday arrangement workshop with Garden Club of New Milford: Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Technology gift giving guide: Dec. 15, 10-11 a.m. Library, Main Street. For more information and RSVP, call 860-355-1191.

Remembering Our Veterans Wreaths Across America ceremony: Dec. 15, noon. Center Cemetery, Route 202, across from hospital.

Merryall Chapel service: Dec. 24: with Pastor Paul Hibbard, chaplain of Waterbury Hospital, 9 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road.


Old Store open for holiday: Wednesdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Old Store Museum and Gift Shop, 3 Route 37 Center.

Holiday open house and community tree lighting: Dec. 2. Open house based on a roaring ’20s theme, 1-4 p.m. Tree lighting with Santa, 4:30 p.m. Sherman Historical Society, 10 Route 37 Center. Parking available at library and Sherman School.


“Holiday on the Hill”: Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. Hosted by town of Warren at various locations. Includes tree lighting, visits with Santa, visits with kittens from Wells Valley Cat Rescue, toys and stories at Warren Historical Society, stuff the firetruck, refreshments at Warren Volunteer Fire Company, holiday tractor wagon rides, Festival of Trees raffle and children’s only store at community center, chili cookoff at Warren Congregational Church, treats at Warren General Store, and bonfire at community field.


Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens holiday events: Nov. 23: holiday craft day with local artist Katie Re Scheidt, 2-4:30 p.m. Screening of “Coco,” 4:30 m. Dec. 14: Holiday in the Depot offerings including sing-a-long led by Sharon Ruchman, face painting, a children’s craft and more.

Festival of Trees: Dec. 7: cocktail party, 5-7 p.m. $20. Dec. 8: open to general public at no charge, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information, call 860-868-7586.

WAA holiday sale: Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1-24. Washington Art Association, Bryan Plaza.


“Miniature Masterpieces”: Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Receptions, Nov. 30 and Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fine Line Art Galery, 319 Main St., Woodbury. Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, visit or call 203-266-0110.

Annual holiday boutique: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 2 Colonial Road.

“2018 Holiday House Tour”: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Snow date, Dec .9. Presented by Woman’s Club of Woodbury. Features tours of six venues. $30 in advance at under “2018 Holiday House Tour” at; at Canfield Corner Pharmacy, Curtis House, Woodbury Drug, Woodbury Farm Market, Walker Road Winery and The Hidden Acorn in Woodbury; at Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot; at Newbury Place in Southbury; at Towne Apothecary in Bethlehem; at Roxbury Market in Roxbury; at The Village Restaurant in Litchfield; and at Yankee Quilters in Seymour. $35 day of tour at Woodbury Senior and Community Center, 265 Main Street St., Woodbury. For more information, call 203-405-3868 or 203-263-3623.



“A Christmas Story”: Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 22, 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16, 2 p.m. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $24/adult. $12/child. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-3622.