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American Realism Today at New Britain Museum of American Art

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

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, CT

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.

20-Week Learn to Play Hockey Clinic

Northford Ice Pavilion 24 Firelight Place, Northford

Introducing: a non-profit girls hockey association that offers developmental and competitive programs for girls ages 4 - 19.

Holiday Expo at Guilford Art Center

Guilford Art Center 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT

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

Massage Therapy: Relax, Refresh, Renew

Nicole Crochetiere, LMT 954 Middlesex Tpke, Rear Building Ste 4, Old Saybrook, CT

Nicole Crochetiere, LMT offers a calming, relaxing, pain relieving massage in a quiet and clean environment. Massage types include Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Warm Stone, Prenatal and CBD.

Edward Burtynsky: Earth Observed at The New Britain Museum of American Art

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

Head to NBMAA to experience this large-scale survey featuring the work of acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynskyexplore topics including climate change, sustainability, and the legacy of American landscape art.

Deck the Walls Annual Holiday Show

Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT

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, CT

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, CT

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

Free

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, 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

“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.

Mark Your Calendars! The Great Restaurant Raffle is Back!

Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT

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

Presents & Prosecco at Guilford Art Center

Guilford Art Center 411 Church Street, Guilford, CT

Come enjoy this free festive shopping and socializing event while sipping Freixenet Prosecco at Guilford Art Center!

Free

2022 Mystic Garden Club Greens Sale

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

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

Friends of the Guilford Free Library Holiday Book Sale

Guilford Free Library 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT

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

Musical Masterworks December 2022 Concerts

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

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

Winter Wonder Day at Lyman Allyn’s Art Museum

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London, CT

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.

Vivaldi’s Gloria and Other Holiday Favorites

John Winthrop Middle School 1 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT

Cappella Cantorum Masterworks Chorus, under the direction of Simon Holt and accompanied by The Cappella Cantorum Professional Orchestra and soloists, will perform Antonio Vivaldi's magnificent Gloria, along with several other holiday music selections.

$30

Con Brio Choral Society Christmas Concerts

Christ the King Church 1 McCurdy Lane, Old Lyme, CT

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.

$35

Santa at Saybrook Home

Saybrook Home 2 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT

Santa will be at Saybrook Home for photos!

Free

Secret Seller HOLIDAY Market™

Stone House 245 Main Street, Deep River, CT

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, CT

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.

Free

The Vintage Market Holiday Gathering

Burnett's Country Gardens Route 85, Salem, Ct

Don't miss this Holiday Market filled with handmade gifts, jewelry, clothing, antiques and much more.

Free

Brentano String Quartet with Mihae Lee, Piano

Valley Regional High School Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT

Brentano String Quartet, one of the premier string quartets in the world, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Comprised of Mark Steinberg (violin), Misha Amory (viola), Serena Canin (violin) and Nina Lee (cello), the group will be joined by our own EWS Artistic Director and talented pianist, Mihae Lee.