Kent Singers concert: “Make We Merry” concert: Dec. 16, 3 p.m. At St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, corner of routes 7 and 341. $15 in advance and $20 at door. Free/child under 12. For more information and tickets, call 860-619-8110 or visit www.kentsingers.com.

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. For more information, call 860-354-8283 or visit www.bwucc.org.

KENT

Gift shop open for holiday: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 22. Connecticut Museum of Mining, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7). For more information, call 860-927-0050.

Christmas services: Dec. 20: blue Christmas service, 7 p.m. Dec. 23: family service, 10 a.m. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols, 9 p.m. First Congregational Church, Route 7 North.

MARBLE DALE/NEW PRESTON

Holiday items for sale: Runs through holiday season. VNA Northwest Thrift Shop, 233B Litchfield 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.

Gingerbread house decorating event: Dec. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. Hosted by the Youth Agency at The Maxx, Railroad Street. For children in kindergarten through eighth grade. $10/child. $20/family. Bring gingerbread house kits. Dinner and extra candy provided. For more information, call 860-210-2030.

Winter market: Dec. 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. 15-16 and 22-23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy’s Way.

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.

Special Christmas program of music and more: Dec. 16, 1 p.m. New Milford United Methodist Church, Danbury Road. Includes music by the choir, bells, a children’s Christmas tableau, other music and readings.

Horse and wagon rides around Village Green: Dec. 17, 5 to 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by Housatonic Valley Insurance and Bank Street Theater on Village Green.

Carol Sing: Dec. 17, 7-8 p.m. At bandstand. Santa will arrive about 7:30 p.m.

Festival of Lights: Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Village Green. Features decorated fire trucks and other vehicles.

Mayor’s office holiday open house: Dec. 19, noon-4:30 p.m. Roger Sherman Town Hall, 10 Main St. Donations for the Community Fuel Bank of New Milford, non-perishable food items and paper products for the New Milford Food Bank, and hats and mittens for the Tree of Warmth will be accepted. Checks and cash will be accepted for the fuel bank. Flu shots will also be available from to 1 to 2 p.m.

FineLine’s “The Nutcracker”: Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Dec. 22, 1 and 6 p.m. At New Milford High School, Route 7 South. $20/adult. $15/student and senior citizen. Free/child under 12.

Christmas services: Dec. 23: fourth Sunday in Advent Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m. Christmas Day: Eucharist, 10 a.m. Dec. 30: Holy family/New Year’s Eucharist, 10:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 7 North.

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

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

SHERMAN

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

Christmas services: Dec. 24: family service, 7:30 p.m. Traditional service of lessons and carols, followed by candlelight singing of “Silent Night,” weather permitting, 10 p.m. Sherman Congregational Church, 6 Church Road.

WASHINGTON

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.

Slices with Santa fundraiser: Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m. At Washington firehouse, Bee Brook Road. All-you-can-eat pizza dinner. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. $10/adult. 5/child.

Early Christmas Eve service: Dec. 16, 5 p.m. First Congregational Church on the Green.

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

Old-fashioned New Year’s tea party and cookie contest: Jan. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Snow date, Jan. 8, 4-6 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. Bring tea cup. Sandwiches and tea will be served. To learn more about the cookie contest for all ages, visit www.gunnlibrary.org or call 860-868-7586.

AREA TOWNS

“Miniature Masterpieces”: Runs through Dec. 30. 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.

Theater

SHERMAN

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