Stepping Stones Museum for Children Get Into It! Free


303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

5pm – . 8pmThe museum stays open late with free admission and activities. An Open Arms program. ELLI Open House 5pm – 6pm
Explore our preschool at the museum for children ages 3 – 5.

Beardsley Zoo Teen Volunteer Open House


1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT

8 pm Join us to learn about seasonal as well as year-long programs that will inspire and motivate teens looking for hands-on zoo experience. Programs include our Explorers Post, Conservation Discovery Corps, and 4-H Club. Hear from program leaders and participants. The open house will be held in our Hanson Building, just outside the Zoo entrance gates. 

Fairfield Museum and History Center Holiday Crafts

12/08/2017 to 12/29/2017

370 Beach Road , Fairfield, CT

Fridays, December 8, 15, 22 & 29, 4:30pm – 6pm. Free with admission. Join us on Friday evenings when the Train Show is open late! Make a snowman out of marshmallows, create an array of paper snowflakes, make a popcorn garland and other fun holiday projects while enjoying cider and cookies.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center Observatory Visitors' Night


151 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford, CT Phone: 203-977-6537.

8 pm. View the sky through a 22-inch research telescope, weather permitting. Special group visits can be arranged, call 203.977.6521. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. The Stamford Observatory entrance is located off Scofieldtown Road. For GPS users, enter 151 Scofieldtown Road. Please call 203-977-6537 for weather updates in regards to telescope viewing. Members: Free | Non-members: $5 Adults, $3 Children (5-17)

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Santa and Friends

12/08/2017 to 12/10/2017

303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-0606.

Daily. Santa and Friends 11:15am –  12:15pmMeet Santa and friends.

Greenwich Historical Society Marionnette Show and Craft Workshop


39 Strickland Rd, Cos Cob, CT Phone: 203-869-6899, Ext. 10..

A fun-filled adventure that is truly out of this world! Astronaut Nick Eastman and his hoverbot Glitch are on a special mission to explore a mysterious dark object approaching Planet Earth when they are attacked by an "alien," sucked into a time warp and suddenly find themselves in Earth's Dinosaur Age. Nick is snatched as a pterodactyl snack and escapes only to be warped into a bizarre future where creatures have mutated to endure on a barely recognizable Earth. Can our hero survive to return and save his home planet? Find out during this heart-pounding puppetry tour de force. After the performance, children will have the opportunity to see the puppets up close, interact with the performers and craft their own marionettes in a special workshop.No Strings Marionette Company is a two-puppeteer touring marionette theater that creates performances for family audiences, designs and fashions its own puppets and teaches the art of puppetry.Saturday, December 9Shows at 1:00 and 3:00 pm Vanderbilt Education Center$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Downtown Cabaret Theatre The Christmas Elf

12/09/2017 to 12/23/2017

263 Golden Hill Street,, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-576-1636.

12/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 12/16/2017, 12/17/2017 12/23/2017 Time: Saturdays at Noon & 2:30pm, Sundays at 1:00pm & 3:30pm. Every Christmas, Santa employs countless helper elves to keep watch over the world's kids to see who's being naughty and who's being nice, but not everyone wants Christmas this year. Find out what happens when one clever elf is met by some concerned toys who are worried about being replaced in this brand new musical where fun and imagination come to life this holiday season. Our Children's Theatre shows approximately run 75-80 minutes with a 10-minute intermission. As always, you are welcomed to bring whatever you would like to eat or drink to the performance.

“Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises” Maritime Aquarium

12/09/2017 to 12/10/2017

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

10 am Cruise out with us in hopes of spotting some of the seals that come into Long Island Sound each winter. We'll seek out the seals to observe them near the Norwalk Islands as they "haul out" to rest on rocks exposed at low tide.
These cruises will be offered many weekends from December through March. Dates and departure times vary by low tide.
During the 2.5-hour cruises, educators will talk about the seals' natural histories and use artifacts to discuss seal anatomy. And they'll discuss what happens with the Sound's marine population during the winter: who stays, who migrates out and who migrates in (besides the seals). These cruises also give birders unique "on-the-water" access to see and photograph visiting winter waterfowl, such as buffleheads, mergansers, Brant geese and long-tailed ducks.

Wilton Historical Society Santa is Coming


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

11-2. Also pomander making and gingerbread cookie decorating. Silhouette portraits from 11-3 by appt.

Holiday Tea at Birdcraft


314 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-6305.

3-5 pm. Featuring gifts, amaryllis, paperwhites, Audubon chocolalates.