Beardsley Zoo - Zoo Tots


1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-394-6565.

(10:30 am) -- Zoo Tots. This program for children ages 2 to 4 with accompanying adults includes activities, crafts and live animals. This session is entitled "Getting Ready for Winter." Please call in advance to register: 203-394-6563 or email with your child's name, age and your membership status.

Jones Family Farm Winery Classes Sip and Savor Fall Series A Downton Abbey Christmas


606 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT

6:30 - 8:30 pm. Menu featuring butternut squash soup, boeuf bourguignon, Yorkshire pudding, and Mrs. Patmore's Christmas Pudding. Enjoy our relaxed and educational evenings where we taste four different wines and eat a pleasant meal, prepared by Chef Sherry Swanson, designed to highlight fresh seasonal farm foods paired with the delicious wines we have selected. We delve into the cultural aspects of the wines and foods we are serving as well as explore the terminology of flavor. $75.

Fairfield Theatre Company Scott Sharrard, Wolf!


70 Sanford St, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1036.

Show: 7:45. Since 2008, Scott Sharrard has been the touring guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band. He's been called "One of the best guitarists in the country" by Billboard and "the next Eric Clapton or Mike Bloomfield" by the Indianapolis Star Tribune. WOLF! is an instrumental trio founded by Scott Metzger (Joe Russo's Almost Dead) and is a refreshing change of pace for the jam scene. Taking their cues from a soul, blues, boogaloo, country and rock background, Wolf! seamlessly merge styles to create a party where everyone's welcome - one that you don't want to miss!

Audubon Center at Fairfield Parents Night Out


2325 Burr Street. , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305 ext. 109..

6:30 - 9:30 pm. Child-free shopping arrives just in time for the holidays! Let Connecticut Audubon Society's teacher-naturalists watch and occupy your children while you get time to shop or make holiday preparations. At the Center, children will be entertained with live animals, snacks, crafts and, weather permitting an evening hike. And, after you drop off or before you pick up your children, take advantage of our special holiday sale in the Center at Fairfield's Nature Store. For just this evening only, you'll receive 20% off everything in the Nature Store! Members $20/child's, non-members $25/child. Pre-registration required by calling 203-259-6305 ext. 109. The program is held at the Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street. 

Pequot Library -Holiday Caroling Party and Open House


720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: 203-259-0346.

5:00pm - 7:00pm Open to the public. Admission: One new, unwrapped children's book which will be donated to the children of Bridgeport. Caroling around the bonfire, crafts for all ages, and horse drawn carriage rides through Southport Village. Tickets will be required for carriage rides from 5:00pm to 6:30pm and will be available at the Front Desk beginning at 5:00pm. Location: Auditorium/Concert Hall, Great Lawn and Main Reading Room

Maritime Aquarium Toy Boat Workshop

12/17/2016 to 12/18/2016

10 North Water Street, South Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700.

The Maritime Aquarium has him in its festively transformed Toy Boat Workshop Dec. 17-18. Santa will be here to help kids with their toy boat, to accept wish lists and to pose for pictures. (When he's not taking breaks to become "Shark-Diving Santa," of course! Santa will oversee youngsters and their projects in the Aquarium's festively retooled Toy Boat Workshop on weekend 17-18, all days between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cost to build a boat is $5 in addition to Aquarium admission. It takes about 15 minutes.


12/17/2016 to 12/18/2016

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Make a magical milk-mustached memory this holiday season with tasty treats, visits with Santa Claus and a giant-screen thrill ride to the North Pole during "'Polar Express' Pajama Parties" offered by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. On the weekends of Dec. 17-18, the Aquarium is inviting families to roll out of bed and come in their jammies for special morning screenings of the animated Christmas IMAX® movie "The Polar Express," showing on the six-story screen. Each day, the movie starts at 10 a.m. but come at 9 a.m. to first enjoy a hot-chocolate bar, cookies and other baked treats, a special holiday craft, and visits – and pictures – with Santa Claus. Tickets for a "'Polar Express' Pajama Party" are $17 for adults and $15 for kids 3-12 ($15 and $13 for Aquarium members). Each show is limited to 310 seats, so advance purchase is strongly recommended. Buy online at or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Maritime Aquarium Shop and Drop

12/17/2016 to 12/18/2016

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Give your kids a fun day hanging with sharks, seals and other marine animals – plus a screening of the holiday IMAX® movie "The Polar Express" – while giving yourself solo time for holiday shopping on Dec. 17 or 18 through "Drop & Shop" programs at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The Maritime Aquarium has a whole day of hands-on activities and explorations planned for ages 5 to 10 – each from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – giving parents six solo hours for useful shopping, wrapping or other holiday prep. Cost for "Drop & Shop" programs is $85 per child ($75 for Aquarium members). Kids should pack a lunch, a snack and an appetite for adventure.

Earthplace the Nature Discovery Center Birds of Prey Feeding & Nature's Trading Post


10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-557-3638.

Birds of Prey Feeding December 17, 3:00 PM — 3:15 PM Observe the naturalists feed our birds of prey. Questions welcome! Rain or shine; included with admission. Nature's Trading Post December 3rd, 3:30 PM — 3:45 PM Share your collection of nature finds, tell us the story of your item, and trade it for something new. Please no objects regulated by state or federal law, such as bird feathers, nests, eggs, and any endangered species. Please do not bring in anything that will rot or smell.

Easton Congregational Church Caroling


336 Westport Rd., Easton, CT

7 pm.