Holiday calendar

“Messiah Sing-In”: Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1 Main St. $15 in advance at and $20 at the door. Students will be admitted for free. For more information, call 860-927-34876, email, or visit


“Holiday on Jazz” concert with Doug White Quintet and special guests: Nov. 30. BYOB social, 6 p.m. Concert, 7 p.m. Makery Coworking, Bank Street. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or at


Christmas concert: Dec. 7, 5 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road.

Special Events


Fair trade and local handcrafts sale: Nov. 24-Dec. 21. Open Fridays, 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with extended hours Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. Bridgewater Congregational Church, Clapboard Road.

Christmas tree sales: Weekends, Nov. 29-Dec. 21. Bridgewater Congregational Church, Clapboard Road.


Holiday dinner: Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m. Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department, 700 Kent Road (Route 7). $14/adult. $7/child 7 and under. Eat in or take out. Santa will appear about 7 p.m.

Merwinsville Hotel Christmas holiday show: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 6-8, 10 a.m.-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


Kent Champagne Stroll: Nov. 29-30, 4-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Kent Chamber of Commerce at participating stores, restaurants and galleries. $20 in advance. $25 day of event. For more information, visit, call the Kent Chamber of Commerce at 860-592-0061 or email

Gift Shop of the Connecticut Museum of Mining open: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Dec. 21. Connecticut Museum of Mining, 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (Route 7).

Holiday boutique: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 31. Library, Main Street.


“Coping with Grief During the Holidays” workshop: Dec. 3 and 10, 6:30-8 p.m. NMVNA & Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road (Route 202). For more information and RSVP, call 860-354-2216.

Goatboy Soaps open house: Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1, 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Goatboy Soaps, 1 Murphy’s Way.

Local Artists Craft Group holiday craft show: Nov. 29- Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At 25 Church St.

Pop-Up Shoppery: Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Makery Coworking, Bank Street.

Tree lighting on the Green: Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce on Village Green. Includes lighting of trees and visits with Santa.

Historical society holiday open house: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. New Milford Historical Society & Museum, 6 Aspetuck Ave.

Christmas offerings: Dec. 1: all-church family and friends luncheon, following worship. Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22: Advent worship. Dec. 15: children’s Christmas pageant, 10 a.m., followed by brunch. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve service of carols and communion, 7 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

Holiday bazaar: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford at John Pettibone Community Center, Pickett District Road. Personal assistants available to assist children.

Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 8, 8-11 a.m. Hosted by Sarah Noble Intermediate School band and chorus at Sarah Noble Intermediate School, Sunny Valley Road. $5/person.

Christmas concert: Dec. 8, 4 p.m. First Congregational Church, 36 Main St.

Remembering Our Veterans, Wreaths Across America event: Dec. 14, noon. Center Cemetery.

Holiday exdragaganza: Dec. 14. Shows at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Hosted by KBJB Live Events at VFW hall, Avery Road. $25 includes two bingo boards and a drag queen show. For more information and tickets, call 860-350-8152.

Carol Sing: Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Presented by New Milford Commission on the Arts at bandstand.

Parade of Lights: Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. Co-presented by New Milford Commission on the Arts and Water Witch Hose Co. #2.

Model train exhibit: Dec. 19-29. Sponsored by Gallery 25 and Creatiive Arts Studio and New Milford Commission on the Arts at the gallery, in railroad station, Railroad Street. Open Thursdays-Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, noon to 8 p.m.

Merryall Chapel services: Dec. 24: with the Rev. Paul Hibbard, chaplain of Waterbury Hospital, 9 p.m. Merryall Chapel, Chapel Hill Road. For more information, visit


Holiday book sale: Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. At The Next Chapter (used book shop) at Hodge Memorial Library, 4 North St.


Christkindlemarkt: Dec. 6-7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by Arion Singing Society at Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 43 Main St., Danbury.

Holiday boutique: Dec. 6: sneak peek preview, 5-8 p.m. $5. Dec. 7: open for general public free of charge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 2 Colonial Road, New Fairfield.

Christmas concert: Dec. 14, 2-5 p.m. Hosted by Arion Singing Society at New Fairfield Senior Center, New Fairfield.



“Wreck the Halls”: Fridays-Saturdays, Dec 6-28, 8 p.m., as well as Dec. 15 and 22, 2 p.m. and Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave. $30/reserved seat. $25/students and military personnel and veterans with ID. Senior citizens are invited to attend a Dec. 5 free dress rehearsal. A pay-what-you-can-night will be held Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit or call the box office at 860-350-6863.