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Holiday Expo at Guilford Art Center

Guilford Art Center 411 Church Street, Guilford

Come discover handmade and uncommon holiday gift items from hundreds of American artists at Guilford Art Center’s Holiday Expo event!

Deck the Walls Annual Holiday Show

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Experience the joy of art this holiday season in Old Lyme! "Deck the Walls", the Lyme Art Association’s most festive exhibition.

River Valley Artists Unique Holiday Art & Craft Show

River Valley Artists 68 Main Street, Deep River

Come enjoy delicious gin cocktails at Promethea Potters and have your child or dog photographed with Santa while experiencing works of art at the River Valley Artists’ Holiday Show.

Free

Holiday Shop at The Little Station

The Little Station {at} Beech Tree Cottages 1187 Boston Post Rd, Madison

Visit The Little Station {at} Beech Tree Cottages every weekend through Sunday, December 18th.
OPEN FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY 10am - 4pm.

Free

HAPPENING NOW! The Great Restaurant Raffle is Back!

Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Main Street, Old Saybrook

Mark Your Calendars! The Great Restaurant Raffle is Back!
Grand Prize for the Great Restaurant Raffle includes $100 Gift Cards to every Old Saybrook and Chamber Restaurant- that's 46! A $4,600 value.

$20

2022 Mystic Garden Club Greens Sale

Mystic Museum of Art 9 Water St. Mystic, CT 06355, Mystic

THE MYSTIC GARDEN CLUB GREENS SALE 2022, ONLINE AND IN PERSON The Mystic Garden Club Greens Sale returns in full force for the 2022 holiday season. Our long-standing tradition of

Free

Musical Masterworks December 2022 Concerts

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme 4 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Musical Masterworks delivers the second concert weekend of its 32nd Season at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme with violinist Tessa Lark as Artistic Director.

$5 – $45
Ongoing

American Realism Today at New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington Street, New Britain

The exhibition encompasses more than 50 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by a network of 21 artists working across generations, including Robert Lobe, Kathleen Gilje, Joseph McNamara, Faith Ringgold, and many others.

FREE Saturday Mornings at New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Museum of American Art 56 Lexington Street, New Britain

Head to NBMAA for free Saturday mornings to experience stunning special exhibitions, stroll through their beautiful permanent collection, and explore important works by a variety of American artists.

Christmas In Connecticut

The Goodspeed 6 Main Street, East Haddam

Join the Goodspeed and get in the Christmas spirit with a brand new musical based on the classic holiday movie Christmas in Connecticut!

$30 – $85

Festival of Trees Presented By The River Valley Fund for Families

2-4 Main Street, Essex Village, CT 2-4 Main Street, Essex Village, CT 06426, Essex, CT

The River Valley Fund for Families, a Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, is pleased to announce a fundraiser -"The Festival of Trees".

Free

Open Studio by Katherine Clark-Nilsson

Katherine Clark-Nilsson Studio & Gallery 1 North Main Street, Essex

Come and experience the landscapes of whimsical magical realism scenes of New England, the West Coast and European travels at Katherine Clark-Nilsson Studio & Gallery.

“A Christmas Carol” at Legacy Theatre

The Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in the village of Stony Creek and join Legacy Theatre for the holiday event of the season.

Friends of the Guilford Free Library Holiday Book Sale

Guilford Free Library 67 Park Street, Guilford

The Friends of the Guilford Free Library will hold their annual Holiday Sale on Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3. The sale will offer a superb selection for readers of all ages and is the perfect opportunity to give the gift of books.

Free

Winter Wonder Day at Lyman Allyn’s Art Museum

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

Enjoy special crafts and activities inspired by the vibrant colors featured in our exhibition Chromatopia: Stories of Color in Art. Explore the Museum’s galleries, make fun art, and take photos with Santa.

FREE

Saybrook Starlight Festival

Head to Old Saybrook for an afternoon of holiday festivities for the whole family including crafts, games, stories, food and Santa.