“Messiah” Sing-in: Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1 North Main St. $20/adult. Free/student. For more information and tickets, call 860-927-3486, email st.andrew.kent@snet.net or visit www.standrewskentct.org/mitn.html.

NEW MILFORD

Christmas show with Dale Jones and Uncle Bill Whiskey: Dec. 22, 7 p.m. The Abbey, 132 Danbury Road. For more information, call 860-799-6464.

Special Events

BRIDGEWATER

Global Fair-trade and locally-made handcrafts and Christmas tree sale: Runs through 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 www.bwucc.org.

GAYLORDSVILLE

Christmas/holiday show: Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 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 www.merwinsvillehotel.org.

Christmas fair: Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gaylordsville United Methodist Church, 687 Kent Road (Route 7).

Little Red Schoolhouse open house: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At Little Red Schoolhouse, Gaylord Road. Refreshments, and sale of John Flynn’s “History of Gaylordsville,” note cards, Christmas cards and ornaments.

Ham dinner: Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m. Firehouse, Route 7.

Tree lighting: Dec. 1, following ham dinner at firehouse. Gaylordsville firehouse, Route 7.

KENT

“Messiah” Sing-in: Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1 North Main St. $20/adult. Free/student. For more information and tickets, call 860-927-3486, email st.andrew.kent@snet.net or visit www.standrewskentct.org/mitn.html.

“Elf the Musical Jr.!”: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Marvelwood Performing Arts Center at Marvelwood School, Skiff Mountain Road. Admission is a food item for the Kent Food Bank and/or and unwrapped gift for a child.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Christmas bazaar and luncheon: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 247 New Milford Turnpike (Route 202).

NEW MILFORD

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.

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.

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

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.

Victorian Tea/Holiday Bazaar: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue. Features numerous vendors. Luncheon available for $12.

Photos with Santa and toy drive: Dec. 8, 2:30-6 p.m. Co-hosted by Wildlife-Lie and Off Fellows at Odd Fellows Hall, 25 Danbury Road. $15/photo. Photo will be emailed. Unwrapped toys accepted for Odd Fellows’ annual toy drive.

Christmas concert: Dec. 9, 4 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St. With concert choir and Village Ringers Handbell Choir.

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.

ROXBURY

“Country Church Christmas Fair”: Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Roxbury Congregational Church, 24 Church St.

Special book sale: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. At Hodge Memorial Library, 4 North St.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 1, 8-10 a.m. Booth Free School, Route 133.

Holiday festival: Dec. 1, 2-6 p.m. At town hall, Route 67.

Tree lighting: Dec. 1, 6 p.m. Town center.

Tree lighting festivities: Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. Around town.

Pop-up pub: Dec. 7, 6 p.m. At Hodge Memorial Library & Museum, 4 North St. For individuals 21 and older.

Reading of “The Shepherd”: Dec. 9, 3 p.m. At Hodge Memorial Library & Museum, 4 North St. With Doug Schlicher of Woodbury, reader.

SHERMAN

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.

WARREN

“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.

WASHINGTON

Native American holiday arts and crafts market: Dec. 1 and 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9, noon-5 p.m. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road. For more information, call 860-868-0518.

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

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.

Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens holiday event: Dec. 14: Holiday in the Depot offerings including sing-a-long led by Sharon Ruchman, face painting, a children’s craft and more.

Holiday in the Depot: Dec. 14, 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.

AREA TOWNS

“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 www.finelineartgallery.com 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 Evenbrite.com; 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.

Theater

SHERMAN

“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.