City of Norwalk’s Holiday Tree Lighting

12/01/2016

125 East Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-854-7812.

At City Hall. 6:00pm – 7:15pm. Enjoy snacks, hot chocolate, music, candy canes and of course a visit from Santa and his friends!
Join us for an old fashioned holiday celebration!

Fairfield Museum and History Center History by Hand Session 1

12/01/2016 to 12/15/2016

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

December 1, 8 & 15. Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Ages 8 – 13. Each Session: Members: $95; Non-members: $125
+ $25 supply fee. Sign up for all 3 sessions and receive 10% off! oin other creative kids to learn art, design, and sewing, building confidence and problem-solving skills along the way. Learn basic skills, techniques, vocabulary, and safety, students discover their own talents making unique sewing and collage projects inspired by history, including decoupage, patchwork pillows, cute animals, and colorful block quilting.

Norwalk Holiday Vendor Fair @ Norwalk City Hall Community Room

12/01/2016

125 East Ave., Norwalk, CT

4 pm - 9 pm. Raffles. Gift Baskets. Come enjoy holiday shopping at Columbus Magnet School's annual vendor fair, featuring local vendors selling their beautiful items. There's something for everyone!

Wilton Historical Society Great Trains Exhibit

12/01/2016 to 01/16/2017

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

Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10-4, and Sundays 12-4. Admission is free for members of the Society, and $10 for non-member adults. 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.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Elf Workshop

12/01/2016 to 12/18/2016

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203.899.0606.

Elf Workshop takes place on December 1, 2,3 4,9,11, 15, 16, 18 from 11 am - 12 pm. Everyone come make a fun holiday card! Make a nifty pencil holder for a $3 program fee, FREE for members! Elf Work shop at 3:30 on Dec, 6,7,10,13,17.

Bruce Museum Afternoons at the Bruce: Dinosaur Roar

12/01/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203 . 413 . 6756.

1:00 – 3:00 pm. Afternoons at the Bruce: Dinosaur Roar. Workshop for grades K-5. Spend the afternoon discovering, learning and creating! Explore the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Members $15, $25 non-members. Advance registration is required at eventbrite.com, space limited. Register by Tuesday, November 29.

Darien Nature Center - Festival of Wreaths

12/02/2016

120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT Phone: 203-655-7459.

6 pm - 9 pm. A festive and fabulous evening to launch the holiday season featuring an exhibition of unique wreaths created by artists, artisans and special friends in our community to benefit the Darien Nature Center's ongoing exhibits and programs. $75 Advanced Ticket, $90 Ticket at the Door.

Monroe Historical Society 48th annual Christmas sale

12/02/2016 to 12/04/2016

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

Sale hours are from 9 am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays and at noon to 4pm on Sundays. Lots of holiday goodies and crafts in the newly renovated 1790 schoolhouse.

Ansonia Nature Center - NATURE’S CHILD: A Tree for Wildlife

12/02/2016

10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-736-1053.

10 am. Make some simple pinecone bird feeders, then take a short hike to visit our "giving tree." Children will learn about our local evergreen trees and how they make great shelter for wildlife in the winter. TUITION: $7.00 per child ($5.00 for family-level FANCI members and Ansonia residents). Please register in advance for this class for preschoolers and their adults.

Fairfield Museum Holiday Express Train Show Opening Night

12/02/2016

370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

Opening Night Admission: $3, free for children 5 and under. Opening Night Family Admission: $10 for 4 people. Join us before or after Fairfield's tree lighting and be one of the first to see the Holiday Express Train Show! Visitors delight in the magic of the model trains winding around a winter wonderland beautiful holiday scenery. This year visitors will enjoy a craft activity, cider and cookies.