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.

WASHINGTON

New Year’s Day concert: Jan. 1, 4 p.m. With Washington Friends of Music and the New Baroque Soloists at First Congregational Church meetinghouse on the Green. Includes party with musicians after concert. $30 in advance at washingtonct4music.blogspot.com, by phone 860-868-9174 and at the Hickory Stick Bookshop at 2 Green Hill Road and $35 at door. Children will be admitted free.

“Take Joy” concert with Wykeham Consort: Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m. Library, Wykeham Road. For more information and RSVP, call 860-868-7586.

Special Events

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. 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: Run through Jan. 4. Library, Main Street.

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.

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

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.

Christmas service: Dec. 24, 6-7 p.m. New Milford Assembly of God, 47 Old Park Lane Road. Includes carols, candles and cocoa. For more information, call 860-355-0812.

New Milford Apostolic, Inc. holiday events: Dec. 28. Early Christmas Eve service: Dec. 23, 11 a.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.

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. 23, 11 a.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

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. Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 North. $24/adult. $12/child. For more information and tickets, call 860-354-3622.