Lockwood Mathews Mansion A Magnificent Victorian Holiday Exhibit

11/24/2017 to 01/07/2018

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

The Mansion will also feature 21st-century-holiday design and lavish trees and seasonal displays by renowned interior designers, Victoria Vandamm of Vandamm Interiors and Kip O'Brien of Kip O'Brien Design, LLC, a full-service, residential interior design firm in Cos Cob, CT. Kip's successful career includes fashion advertising at Vogue, Town & Country, and Glamour magazines and a strong understanding of color, proportion, and texture. Decorative elements are donated by Diane James Home, www.dianejameshome.com. $12 Adults, $ 10 seniors, $8 children 8-18 years old, Free under 8 years old. 1-hour tour. Tours offered Wednesdays through Sundays at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. in April through early January.

Norwalk Fifth Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair

11/25/2017 to 11/26/2017

5 Frank St, Norwalk, CT

 Location: Cranbury Chapel. Sat 10am‑4pm, Sun 10am‑4pm. This Connecticut Craft Show will have crafts, commercial/retail and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. Great place to shop for the Holidays, or for yourself! Smaller venue

Book Signing at Lockwood- Mathews Mansion

11/25/2017

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

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will hold a book signing in the Museum's Gift Shop on Saturday, November 25, 12-1 p.m. of Globe Pequot's newly released, A Connecticut Christmas: Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style by photographer Caryn B. Davis.

Rowayton Historical Society Holiday Open House and Model Train Show

11/26/2017

177 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-831-0136.

4-6 pm. Pinkney Park. The Rowayton Historical Society will be hosting a Holiday Open House from 4:00 - 6:00pm before "Light Up Rowayton" in the Park on Sunday, November 26th. "A Victorian Christmas in Rowayton" will be the featured exhibit, including Brian Kammerer's spectacular model trains, set up in a miniature Rowayton, an idyllic winter scene when the railroad was bringing loved ones home to celebrate the holidays.

Annual Rowayton Egg Nog Contest

11/26/2017

177 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT

Sunday, November 26 after the tree lighting Join the holiday fun – enter your favorite egg nog recipe in the 12th annual Rowayton Egg Nog Contest! Tables, chairs, and cups will be provided – just enter by contacting Stuart Weismiller (see below) and bring 3 gallons of your favorite egg nog recipe. All tasters must be 21 or older.

Rowayton Historical Society Open House

11/26/2017

177 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: (203) 831-0136.

Visit the Rowayton Historical Society Open House and ever popular train show (set in a miniature Rowayton) from 4:00-6:00pm in Pinkney House, and the RHS Holiday Bazaar in Pinkney Park until 7:00pm. Then stroll down Rowayton Avenue to view the window decorations created by local merchants, and enjoy a warm beverage and snack compliments of the Rowayton Market. Rowayton Avenue will be blocked off between Wilson Avenue and the Fire House, so please come early if you're driving.

Light Up Rowayton

11/26/2017

Pinkney Park, Rowayton, CT

4:30 pm. from Pinkney Park to Downtown Rowayton. Downtown Rowayton will come alive with twinkling lights at the annual holiday town lighting. Festivities begin at Pinkney Park with caroling led by Brien McMahon's award-winning Holiday Chamber Choir at 5pm and the lighting of the Christmas trees at dusk.

Light Up Rowayton

11/26/2017

Pinkney Park, Rowayton, CT

4:30 pm. Location: Pinkney Park to Downtown Rowayton Downtown Rowayton will come alive with twinkling lights at the annual holiday town lighting. Festivities begin at Pinkney Park with caroling led by Brien McMahon's award-winning Holiday Chamber Choir at 5:00pm and the lighting of the Christmas trees at dusk. Visit the Rowayton Historical Society Open House and ever popular train show (set in a miniature Rowayton) from 4:00-6:00pm in Pinkney House, and the RHS Holiday Bazaar in Pinkney Park until 7:00pm. Then stroll down Rowayton Avenue to view the window decorations created by local merchants, and enjoy a warm beverage and snack compliments of the Rowayton Market. Rowayton Avenue will be blocked off between Wilson Avenue and the Fire House, so please come early if you're driving.

Glass House Presents: Sam Lubell + Greg Goldin on Never Built New York

11/28/2017

151 Main St,, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203-594-9884.

Reception: 6 pm and Lecture: 6:30 pm.Join curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin for a free conversation at New Canaan Library about Never Built New York, an exhibition at the Queens Museum that presents 200 years of visionary architectural and urban designs for New York City that never came to be, all brought to life for the first time with original drawings, renderings, newly commissioned models, and 3D visualizations. The exhibition explores a city where you could catch a football game in Manhattan, travel via a floating airport, and live in an apartment also acting as a bridge support.

Rowayton Historical Society History Book Club

11/29/2017

33 Highland Ave, Rowayton, CT Phone: (203) 831-0136.

7 pm. Rowayton Library. We will be reading Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie, a memoir of a young Marine during WWII in the Pacific theater. ​The group is open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available at Rowayton Library. Stop by and pick up your copy.