7th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend

12/05/2015 to 12/06/2015

Main Street, Greenwich, CT 06870.

Shop, Dine and be Merry. Once again the holiday season will come to life in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut at the 7th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend, Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 from noon to 5 p.m. This much anticipated annual event will feature a Live Nativity, horse drawn carriage rides, live music and caroling in the live music tent sponsored by Greenwich Hospital, bouncy castles for children, professional ice sculpture demos, food truck village, letter-writing to Santa, cookie decorating for children with l’escale restaurant’s renowned pastry chef Wendy Laurent and more than 120 participating retailers and restaurants offering promotions, including additional specials through GreenwichVIP.com, refreshments and holiday cheer. Plus, a visit with the LIVE reindeer and photos with Santa at the 7th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop presented by Citizens Bank at McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center will make the holidays complete. For more information, visit www.Greenwichreindeerfestival.com

Norwalk Symphony Messiah Sing-Along & Holiday Extravaganza


83 Wall Street , Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-956-6771.

5:00pm 8:00 pm. Amelia Watkins, Soprano, Jennifer Rivera, Mezzo-Soprano, Brian Cheney, Tenor, Matthew Burns, Bass

Kids’ Fun Night

12/05/2015 to 12/05/2015

1035 Newfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06905. Phone: 2034870974.

Saturday, December 5 • 6 – 8 pm 
Grades K – 6. Join us for a fun-filled evening with friends. We will make our own pizza bagels and watch a movie in our PJs. Members $16 / Community $18. For more information contact Galit Roloff, 203.487.0974, groloff@stamfordjcc.org or visit www.stamfordjcc.org

Fairfield Museum Hosts Holiday Card Workshop


370 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-1598.

Holiday Card Workshop: Greetings & Cheer! Sunday, December 6, 1-3pm.--Ages 8 +. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.
Register online here to guarantee your spot!Bring your family and friends to learn how to design and decorate holiday cards with festive rubber stamps,metallic pens, colorful collages and festive cheer. Bring your own cards and envelopes to decorate or
create handmade cards with fun embellishments. Don't forget your address book, we'll also learn simple calligraphy
and writing flourishes. Refreshments and holiday music included!

Bruce Museum Fred Elser First Sunday Science @ Seaside Center


Greenwich Point, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-413-6756.

Aliens! Invasion of the Long Island Sound Estuary! Held in the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. Family activities throughout the afternoon. At 2:00 pm, George Kraemer, Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology, SUNY, Purchase, discusses research on the influx of non-native plants and animals, with a focus on the Asian shore crab and a red seaweed called Grateloupia. Free.

Bruce Museum First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park


One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT

9:00 – 11:30 am. First Sunday Bird Walk at Greenwich Point Park. Enjoy a leisurely outdoor walk to learn about wild birds in the Park, including the winter waterfowl. Bring binoculars and meet on the beach near the southern concession stand. Free. No reservations required. For information, contact Cynthia Ehlinger at 203-413-6756 or cynthiae@brucemuseum.org.

Putnam Cottage Candlelight Open House


243 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Entertainment and refreshments of the Revolutionary War era.

Heights & Lights in Stamford


Landmark Square, Stamford, CT 06903.

On Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 5PM come to Landmark Square, Stamford and watch rappelling Santa and Holiday Tree lighting.  From 22 stories high above Stamford Downtown watch and cheer for Santa Claus as he makes his daredevil descent from Stamford's tallest building at Landmark Square.  Follow Sata to Latham Park for an evening of holiday music and fun and enjoy the lighting of the Stamford Holiday Tree. 

Southport Holiday Block Party


Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06490.

On Sunday, December 6, 2015 from  Noon - 4:00pm--Southport Holiday Block Party. Join the Merchants of Southport as we kick off the Holiday Shopping Season with our Sunday Afternoon Block Party on Pequot Avenue. Great Shopping, holiday music, food trucks and fun. 

Seaside Center Program: Dr. George Kraemer--Aliens--Invasion of the Lon Island Sound Estuary--Old Greenwich


Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT 06870. Phone: 203-413-6735.

Aliens have invaded Long Island Sound, and it is science rather than science fiction that will help us understand the how and why of this phenomenon. On Sunday, December 6, at 2 p.m., Dr. George Kraemer, Professor of Environmental Studies at SUNY Purchase, will discuss "Aliens! Invasion of the Long Island Sound Estuary" as part of the Fred Elser First Sunday Science Series at the Seaside Center in Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich. The program also includes a live-animal marine touch tank and low-tide scavenger hunt for all ages from 1:30 to 4 pm. Dr, Kraemer's talk will summarize local research concerning the introduction of non-native species with a focus on the Asian shore crab and the red seaweed called Grateloupia. "Globalization of world trade has brought an influx of unwanted hitchhikers," Kraemer explains. "Non-native plants and animals have the potential to cause both ecological and economic harm."