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Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Ivoryton Playhouse 103 Main Street, Ivoryton

Rock n' Roll legends Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash are together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. You read that right -- see them at the Ivoryton Playhouse!


Museum Memberships Make Great Gifts

Give the gift they'll get to enjoy repeatedly all year long -- a membership to the New Britain Museum of American Art. Membership includes free general admission to the Museum, discounts on programs and classes, invitations to exhibition openings, and discounts in the Museum Store and Café.

Find the Buoy Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Stonington Borough

Stonington Borough 20 High Street, Stonington

Kids and adults get ready for the Find the Buoy Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Stonington Borough. Pick up a postcard, find buoys at select locations, get your postcard stamped, and you will be entered to win one of four amazing prizes!


Women Reframe American Landscape at New Britain Museum of Art

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

Women Reframe American Landscape illuminates the artistic contributions and perspectives of women and you can see the exhibit, featuring 19th century American artist Susie M. Barstow, at the New Britain Museum of American Art through March 21.

Give Back this Holiday Season with One Warm Coat at Ashlawn Farm Coffee

Ashlawn Farm, Old Saybrook 455 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook

Help keep others warm this winter. As the holiday season approaches, Ashlawn Farm Coffee would like to invite you to take part in their One Warm Coat donation. For every guest who brings a coat to donate, Ashlawn will offer a complimentary hot coffee, hot tea or cold brew of your choice.


Shop Unique Gifts at the Guilford Arts Center Holiday Expo 2023

Guilford Art Center 411 Church Street, Guilford

Discover handcrafted holiday and Christmas gift items from hundreds of American artists at Guilford Art Center’s annual holiday gift shopping event, Holiday Expo 2023 from November until January. NEW this year is an Accessories Showcase, featuring an expanded selection of contemporary accessories from small-batch and New York boutique designers.

Fall & Holiday Craft Workshops at Best Buds Flower Farm

Best Buds Flower Farm 52 Blood Street, Lyme

Best Buds Flower Farm has some fun Crafternoons scheduled for this Fall to help cultivate your creativity! Sign up to make an Everlasting Wreath, Thanksgiving Centerpiece or Lush Holiday Wreath. While you're there enjoy a complimentary wine or seltzer and a homemade sweet treat!


Create Song Lyric Collage Blocks at PaperScape Artworks

PaperScape Artworks 20 Church Street, Guilford

Make a gift that will be remembered. Create Song Lyric Collage Blocks with PaperScape Artworks at their Sunday workshops now through December 10th. Craft beautiful handmade paper collages with typewriter written songs lyrics of your favorite songs.


Black Whale Antiques Retirement Sale

Black Whale Antiques Rt. 82 , Hadlyme

After 42 years of delighting us with curated antiques, Black Whale Antiques is closing up shop. Don't miss their retirement celebration sale and a chance to say good bye.

Legacy Theatre Presents “A Christmas Carol”

The Legacy Theatre 128 Thimble Islands Road, Branford

Get into the spirit! "A Christmas Carol" has pleasantly haunted generations of audiences around the globe, and Legacy Theatre invites you to make merry and ring in the holidays with their annual acclaimed rendition of the famous story.

$25 – $60

Bridal Sample Sale at White Dress by the Shore

The White Dress By The Shore 104 E Main Street, Clinton

Whether you are a bride on a budget, or perhaps a bride that is getting married soon, he White Dress by the Shore wedding dress sample sale is for you, shop over 100 sample wedding gowns.

Friends of the Guilford Library Holiday Book Sale

Guilford Free Library 67 Park Street, Guilford

Give the Gift of Books! The Friends of the Guilford Free Library will ring in the season with their festive annual Holiday Sale in December. Shop carefully selected choices for readers of all ages as well as stocking stuffers.


2023 Mystic Garden Club Greens Sale

Union Baptist Church 119 High Street, Mystic

Get into the holiday spirit -- you can find it all at Mystic Garden Club's Greens Sale. Shop traditional hand-made holiday greens, including wreaths, sprays, tabletop arrangements, and Christmas ornaments.

River Valley Artists Holiday Art Show

Promethea Potters 68 Main Street, Deep River

Enjoy Holiday cocktails at the River Valley Artists’ art show. Small paintings and unique handcrafts will fill the rooms at Promethea Potters located in an historic building in Deep River that has been renovated into a pottery studio and gallery.


TownieSwag Studio Pop-up Shop

Townie Swag Studio 31 Robin Lane, Killingworth

Looking for hometown memories printed on pillows, tea towels, wine bottle bags, aprons, and more? Then don't miss the Second Annual Pop-Up Shop on the front porch of TownieSwag Studio in Killingworth. Close to 150 towns available.

Saybrook Starlight Festival

Main Street and Town Green Old Saybrook Main Street, Old Saybrook

Say Old Saybrook for the holidays! On December 2nd stroll Main Street for horse-drawn wagon rides, the Stocking Walk, carolers, Heroes Tree lighting, extended merchant hours and restaurant specials including live music.

Musical Masterworks December Concerts

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

Beloved familiar and new masterworks and artists will be featured at Musical Masterworks' December concerts when they will welcome four new artists to the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. The concerts will feature grand works by Dvořák, Bach as well as original works from Thurber and Lark.