Stamford Museum & Nature Center - A BILLION BRICKS 2: LEGO® Trains, Planes and Rocket Ships!

11/22/2014 to 01/25/2015

39 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203.977-6521.

LEGO® returns to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center with its grand opening on Saturday, November 22. Trains, planes, and rocket ships will speed through the Stamford Museum galleries throughout the holiday season. Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with gate admission.For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.

Rowayton Arts Center Holiday Gift Show

11/22/2014 to 12/24/2014

145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT 06853. Phone: 203-866-2744.

20th Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind decorations and gifts for all ages -- at good prices! November 22-December 24, 2014.  Featuring hand-made fine arts and crafts created by members of the Rowayton Arts Center.

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society - Selling Wreaths & Holiday Decorations

11/26/2014 to 12/07/2014

225 Beacon Point Road, Stratford, CT

The Stratford Animal Rescue Society will be selling wreathes, kissing balls, cemetery blankets & evergreen roping for all your holiday decorating needs. We will be offering a 20% discount to all those who pre-order. Pre-Order Deadline is November 26, 2014 @ 4:00pm.Wreath & Decoration pick up will be Saturday December 6, 2014 from 11am-3pm or Sunday December 7, 2014 1pm-3pm at the Stratford Animal Control Facility 225 Beacon Point Road Stratford, CT 06615. Free Delivery for sales of 10 or more items within a 20 mile radius of Stratford. Order Online: www.stratfordanimalrescue.org

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Festival of Lights

12/01/2014 to 01/19/2015

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.852.0700 .

This year's exhibit will showcase 24 large model lighthouses, built by local artists, families, individuals and students, from Nov. 22 through Jan. 19. Enjoy these creative, imaginative works of art and then vote for your favorite. The lighthouse with the most visitor votes will win the $1,500 first-place prize. There are other cash prizes for second- through sixth-places. Come and place your vote!

6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop, through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014

12/01/2014 to 12/07/2014

McArdle's Florist & Garden Center, 48 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT

12:00 noon - 6:00 pm - We're Back Party at McArdle's!! Everyone is invited! The 6th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and photos with Santa  will take place Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reindeer feeding times will take place daily at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The reindeer will head to the North Pole around 1 p.m. on December 23, but Santa will remain until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve before beginning his busy night. For more information and a list of the over 100 participating retail stores and restaurants, visit www.GreenwichReindeerFestival.com.

Barnum Museum - A Visit from St. Nicholas - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Story Reading

12/01/2014

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104 .

On Monday 11 a.m. to noon Reading by Bridgeport's First Lady, Sonya Finch. Come to the for a wonderful reading of the classic Clement Clarke Moore's holiday tale. Written in 1822, Moore's poem continues to delight children of all ages. Holiday activities will accompany the story time and children will leave with their own antlers and red nose! We ask that everyone please bring a non-perishable food item to the Museum that day. All food donations will go to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission to help our Bridgeport families. This is a free program, but donations to the Museum are welcome.

Jones Family Farm Cooking Classes - The Great Gatsby

12/02/2014

606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT Phone: (203) 929-8425.

Create a party meal inspired by the cuisine of New York City during the roaring 20's!

The Stamford Jewish Community Center - Israeli Film Series | Bethlehem

12/02/2014

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 203.487.0961.

On Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join us throughout the year for award-winning films direct from Israel that will show you Israel through the lens of a movie camera. Following each film, Or Berger, our JCC Israeli Shaliach, will lead us in a meaningful discussion. $5 suggested donation. To register or for more information, contact Or Berger at 203.487.0961, oberger@stamfordjcc.org or visit www.stamfordjcc.org.

Woodcock Nature Center Wreath Festival

12/02/2014 to 12/13/2014

56 Deer Run Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7280.

Gather a group of friends for 1.5 hours of decorating, preceded or followed by socializing in our warm and cozy pavilion. Relax in front of the fireplace! Bring your finest delectables and libations! Ladies' Nights run Tuesday – Friday, Dec. 2nd – 5th and Dec. 9th – 12th with two sessions each night at 6:30-8:15 pm OR 8:30-10:15 pm. Program Fees – $55 to start for a beautiful balsam wreath. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and is not refundable for this fundraising event. Registration is only available on line. 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Elf Workshop

12/02/2014 to 12/18/2014

Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203 899 0606.

11:00 – noon. Work with Santa's Helpers for a fun-filled holiday experience! [PHOTO/VID OPP]