Black Friday Sale at Pequot Library

11/25/2016 to 11/26/2016

720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT Phone: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15.

The sale will be open Friday November 25, 2016 and Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 9:00am – 5:00pm. With over 10,000 items to choose from, including books and media, there will be something for everyone on your list. There are many Easton Press, leather-bound books with gilt covers, all classics, like new, which will make great gifts! For the music lovers on your list there will be hundreds of new CDs and DVDs, still factory-sealed and shrink-wrapped. Come to relax, browse and buy. Book Sale Categories and Specialty Items Include: Art/Photography; Dance; Children; Christmas/Holiday; CDs/DVDs; Cookbooks; Easton Press Books; Gift Books; Signed Books; Themed Books; and so much more!

Monroe Historical Society 48th annual Christmas sale

11/25/2016 to 11/27/2016

311 Wheeler Road, Monroe, CT Phone: 203 261 8554 .

9 am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at noon to 4pm on Sundays. Crafts and goodies of all kinds at the newly restored 1790 schoolhouse.

GREENWICH REINDEER FESTIVAL & SANTA'S WORKSHOP

11/25/2016 to 12/24/2016

437 North Street, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-531-3047.

Santa and his LIVE reindeer - Dancer, Dasher and Prancer - are coming back for the 8th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village to an exciting NEW HOME, "the North Pole on North Street," Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, from November 25 to December 24, 2016. The cherished town tradition continues at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also ride on the Winter Wonderland Carousel and the North Pole Polar Express Train, all just minutes from downtown Greenwich. Parking is free. The community is invited to Sam Bridge for a "We're Back Party" on Friday, November 25, from noon to 6 pm, when Santa's Village is officially open for photos with Santa. While waiting for the reindeer to arrive in the afternoon, everyone can enjoy special refreshments, face painting by Faces by Wells and balloon artists. Throughout the four weeks, the reindeer will make Sam Bridge their home, thanks to Reindeer stable sponsor, Pepsi, and children, adults, corporate groups and even pets (on leashes) can have their photo taken with Santa at Santa's Village, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich. Photo packages begin at $29.99 and include a gift bag filled with promotions redeemable at participating downtown Greenwich stores. Rides on the Winter Wonderland Carousel and North Pole Polar Express Train are $4 per person. Family package prices are available. Hours for the Photos with Santa, train and carousel rides are Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reindeer feeding times will take place daily at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The reindeer will depart on December 23 but Santa will remain for photos until 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Pequot Library's Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale

11/25/2016 to 11/26/2016

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

This year's sale runs from Friday November 25 - Saturday, November 26, 2016, from 9:00am - 5:00pm daily. Over 10,000 items to choose from, all selected ideal for gifting.

Wilton Historical Society Great Trains Exhibit Opening

11/25/2016

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

12 noon - 4 p.m. A Special Opening Day appearance by Brian Floca from 1:00 – 2:00. Brian Floca, author of the fabulous Caldecott Award-winning book Locomotive, will have a program for kids and sign copies of his book. Books available for purchase at the Betts Store.

Wilton Historical Society Great Trains Exhibit

11/25/2016 to 11/30/2016

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT Phone: 203-762-7257.

The much anticipated Great Trains Holiday Exhibit: An Interactive Wonderland opens the day after Thanksgiving, and ushers in the most festive season of the year! Dressed for the holidays, the Society's historic 18th and 19th century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with eight different train layouts winding through tiny towns with many different kinds of buildings, tunnels and two working Ferris Wheels! The interactive display enchants visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable "train engineers" on hand to "talk trains". In a special train room for the youngest guests, there are buttons galore plus Thomas the Tank Engine and a Brio set for hands-on fun.

Pequot Library -Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale

11/25/2016

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

 9:00am - 5:00pm Admission is free. 10,000 items: books, media, and framed prints. Many new items; most others are gently-used and ideal for gifting. Specials and Silent Auction Items. Sale continues Saturday, November 26, 2016, 9:00 am - 5:00pm.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion - Holiday Exhibit

11/25/2016 to 01/08/2017

295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799 .

Wed.–Sun. 12-4 p.m. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18 This exhibit will trace the development of the holiday traditions during the Victorian era in America. Visitors will see its evolution from 1850 to the 1900s, from small tabletop tree with edibles and handmade ornaments, to lavishly embellished trees that stood on the floor and almost reached the ceiling. The Museum will also explore the Mansion during the 1930s, and the decorations and gift-giving traditions during Florence Mathews' era.

Earthplace the Nature Discovery Center Birds of Prey Feeding & Turkey Walk & Trot with Joe DeBone

11/26/2016

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT Phone: 203-557-4400.

Turkey Walk & Trot with Joe DeBone- November 26th, 2:30pm All ages, Saturday, November 26, 2:30 pm. Members: Free; Non-members: Price of admission. Go in search of turkeys along the trails! Local expert Joe Debone talks all things turkey - including what they eat, their life span and unique characteristics. We'll look at turkey feathers, tails, and listen to a wild turkey call. Birds of Prey Feeding- November 26th, 3:00 PM — 3:15 PM Observe the naturalists feed our birds of prey. Questions welcome! Rain or shine; included with admission.

Norwalk Fourth Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair @ Cranbury Chapel

11/26/2016 to 11/27/2016

365 Newtown Road, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-451-5498.

Sat 10am‑4pm, Sun 10am‑4pm. Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair. Great place to shop for the Holidays, or for yourself! Smaller venue, so we do our best not to have duplicate vendors.