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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.

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.


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.


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.


Con Brio Choral Society Christmas Concerts

Christ the King Church 1 McCurdy Lane, Old Lyme

The 60 singers of Con Brio Choral Society under the baton of Dr. Stephen Bruce will perform Dan Forrest’s joyful and dramatic Jubilate Deo, along with motets and seasonal carols, with the Con Brio Festival Orchestra and soloists Soprano Carley DeFranco and Mezzo-Soprano Allison Messier.


Santa at Saybrook Home

Saybrook Home 2 Main St, Old Saybrook

Santa will be at Saybrook Home for photos!


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".


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.

Secret Seller HOLIDAY Market™

Stone House 245 Main Street, Deep River

Save the date for an indoor AND outdoor market filled with artisans, food trucks and live music.

Holiday Ice Carving Competition & United Way Toy/Coat Drive

The Shops at Yale Broadway and Chapel Street, New Haven

Join The Shops at Yale for an incredible weekend of holiday excitement with an ice carving competition, holiday jazz, and a baby toy and coat drive.


2nd Annual Holiday Enchantment and Tree Lighting at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts

The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

This holiday season make some "old fashioned memories" with horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, caroling, seasonal musical performances, food and drinks by the fire, guided art activities, a tree lighting ceremony, and more!