Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Hosts Orchid Auction & Holiday Party--Stamford


151 Brookdale Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Phone: 203-322-6971.

American Orchid Society North East Judging Center--Orchid Auction & Holiday Party--December 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Silver Educational Center Auction Preview 9:30 a.m. Auction of many rare and choice orchids. Special Raffle of a Premier Orchid Plant. Complimentary Buffet Lunch.  Check the website for further information.

Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield Hosts Bagels and Birds of Prey


2325 Burr St., Fairfield, CT 06824. Phone: 203-259-6305.

Bagels and Birds of Prey--Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield, Saturday, Dec. 19,2015 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. All ages welcome. Cost: $5 per person. Enjoy a break from the holiday frenzy and experience the serene majesty of the magnificent raptors residing at The Connecticut Audubon Society's Center at Fairfield. Join us on Saturday, Dec. 19 for a bagel breakfast and up-close presentation by a teacher naturalist who will introduce you to some of our remarkable birds of prey. Learn about their characteristic features, impressive adaptations and behaviors. Discover what's on their daily menu. Find out the conservation issues that affect them and what each of us can do to help. Call to register.



910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (800) 424 – 0160.

1 p.m. New England Ballet Company presents Tchaikovsky's holiday favorite, the Nutcracker, under the artistic direction of Victor Trevino. The composer, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, premiered his work 124 years ago during the holiday season, beginning a family tradition that has continued through the generations. New England Ballet Company, founded in 1990 by Executive Director Kenneth Hopkins, is committed to the belief that experiencing the performing arts is a vital element in the education of our children, working under the initiative. Admission: $20, $30, $40, $50

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas


25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-4177.

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas--Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 at 11am | 1pm | 4pm.  All tickets: $20.00. Recommended for ages 2-7. Nancy is excited about decorating the Christmas tree, especially because she bought a sparkly tree-topper with her own money. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous? Check the website for ticket information.

Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series presents the musical, “Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas,”


25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport, CT Phone: (203) 227-4177.

Sunday, December 20, 11 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series presents the musical, “Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas,” from the best-selling author and illustrator team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.  Ages 2 to 7. Produced by Vital Theatre Company.  $20.  For more information and tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or for out-of-town callers toll-free at 888-927-7529, or visit the box office at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Information and tickets also available at  Stay connected to the Playhouse on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse) and/or follow on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse).

Garden Education Center of Greenwich Hosts Holiday Centerpiece Workshop--Cos Cob


130 Bible St., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-9242.

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop--Monday, December 21, 2015 at 10:00 am. Members $90, Non-Members $110. Our family holiday traditions are so heart warming year after year, but sometimes it is refreshing to shake things up a bit, Ann from dirt Floral will review some of her favorite trends for centerpieces for your holiday table and how alternative colors, different textures, fruit, pods & evergreens can spruce up your centerpiece.

Bruce Museum Bjørn Okholm Skaarup: Carnival of the Animals

12/22/2015 to 01/03/2016

One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT Phone: 203.869.0376.

Carnival of the Animals is Danish sculptor Bjørn Okholm Skaarup's first American museum exhibition, presenting a contemporary bestiary in bronze. Each of the twenty animal sculptures on view offers a whimsical story or allegory to decipher, inspired by ancient fables, art history, or modern animation. Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 5 pm, Doors close 1/2 hour before closing, Last admission 4:30 pm.

Premier Ballroom Dance--Bridgeport


4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT

The Premier Ballroom Dance Co. will host its first December dance at Holy Trinity Greek Church Community Center in  Bridgeport.  The dance will be December 26, 2015 from 7PM to midnight with a lesson at 8PM by Deb Linley.  Admission is $17 and includes dancing , the lesson and snacks.  Single and couples welcome. 

Fairfield Museum Invites All to Watch A Steam Train

12/27/2015 to 12/28/2015

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

Watch a Steam Train! Sunday, December 27 & Monday, December 28, 10am – 4pm. Free with admission. Watch real steam rise from a model train that travels around an elevated track. Collector Harvey Campbell will share his knowledge and enthusiasm
about how these unique trains work.

Fairfield Museum Workshop: Build a Train Workshop

12/29/2015 to 12/30/2015

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

Build a Train Workshop--Tuesday, December 29 & Wednesday, December 30, 11am – 12pm OR 1:00pm – 2:00pm.
Workshop for ages 6 – 10. $5 per project. Put together wooden parts with glue to construct a mini model train.
Finish your toy by painting it with colorful and creative designs! *It is recommended that participants bring a painting smock. *Holiday Programs do not include admission to the Holiday Express Train Show.