Rowayton Nativity Pageant


Pinkney Park, Rowayton, CT

6 pm. Location: Pinkney Park The annual Rowayton Nativity Pageant has found a permanent home! Join us again in Pinkney Park on Saturday, December 9th at 6:00pm. Featuring local performers and clergy and live animals, this family event is a wonderful way to rediscover the joy of Christmas with your neighbors and friends.

Handel’s Messiah

12/09/2017 to 12/09/2017

279 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. Phone: 203-325-4466.

 Ted Sperling, Guest Conductor Featuring Master Voices chorus Celebrate the season with memorable and inspiring music from Handel's Messiah. Hear it in its glory at the acoustically pleasing Basilica of St. John the Evangelist Handel's Messiah Part I & Hallelujah Chorus Stamford Symphony with Chorus Basilica of St. John the Evangelist 279 Atlantic Street, Stamford 06901
203-325-4466 Tickets start at $25

Wilton Historical Society’s Colonial Kitchen Hands on History Demonstrations

12/10/2017 to 12/17/2017

224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT

Adding another layer of experience to a visit to the Great Trains Holiday Exhibit at the Wilton Historical Society, Sunday afternoon visitors can immerse themselves in a typical Colonial task in the 1740 Betts Kitchen. Sisters Kate Gluckin and Sarah McCullough, both experts in Colonial domestic arts, will be demonstrating cutting, peeling and drying apples for a Marlborough Pie; grinding spices; sewing and embroidery; butter churning and dough kneading; wool carding and spinning and more from 1:00 – 3:00 on Sundays, December 10, 17 and January 7 and 14. Kids can try their hand at these tasks, too! Please check website for details. No charge. All ages. The Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897

Discovery Museum Photography Workshop


4450 Park Ave. , Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-372-3521.

11 am - 1 pm. Join us for a weekend workshop, with a focus on photography! Learn the fundamentals of how cameras work and what each part does,  including:– three basic camera settings (exposure, aperture, and ISO sensitivity) and how to take control of them on a camera or smartphone – basic composition – photo scavenger hunt – darkroom session with winter-themed photograms (an artwork using photosensitive paper to create shapes and images) This workshop is ideal for children in grades 6 and up (ages 11+).

Brass and Organ Christmas Concert


1101 Bedford Street , Stamford, CT

7:30 pm. First Presbyterian Church Of Stamford  For the 26th consecutive year, we joyfully invite you to immerse yourself in the Christmas sound of 4 trumpets, 2 French horns, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 2 percussionists, and a 4,026 piped organ. Featuring the New York Symphonic Brass - - and James Wetherald. You don't need a ticket. Admission is free 

Barnum Museum Bridgeport Photographic Presentation See Illuminating Images


820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-331-1104.

There will be a display of illuminating images at the historic Barnum Museum in Bridgeport on Sunday, December 10th at 2 p.m. Guests will enjoy this remarkable display of photographs by Jay Misencik and Geralene Valentine. Misencik and Valentine operated their photo business from a studio in Bridgeport, CT for 16 years. They now work from their home in Monroe. Misencik taught photography at the University of Bridgeport and has given private seminars to both professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. Together they led "Kids with Cameras" walking tours in the Park City. As a co-founder and original board member of the Bridgeport Community Historical Society, Misencik has a wealth of knowledge about the historical importance of many buildings in the city of Bridgeport.The photographs are part of their "Poli's Palace and Majestic Theatres Memories Project." More information is available at

Westport Historical Society Annual House Tour


25 Avery Place, Westport, CT Phone: 203-222-1424.

11-4 pm.  Seven historic houses in Westport will be on view with festive seasonal décor. Five of the homes are Designated Historic Landmarks. Each home was carefully selected for its architectural merit and interesting stories. All of these wonderful historic houses have been adapted to 21st-century living and are sure to enchant you with inspiring decorating ideas and nostalgic holiday cheer! Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members in advance; Tickets are $70 on the day of the tour. Pre-order tickets in advance online.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Festival of Light: Hanukkah


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

12:30pm – 1pm. Join us each Sunday in December as we celebrate winter holidays from around the world that focus on the importance of light. Visitors can immerse themselves in each holiday through music, toys, books, and activities –unique holiday traditions celebrated around the world and in our own communities.

Center for Contemporary Printmaking- Open Studio

12/10/2017 to 12/15/2017

299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-899-7999.

10-4. End the year with this five day open studio workshop with CCP's Paul DeRuvo. Take this time to expand on existing work or brush up on an old technique. Whether your project will take all five days, or a single session, Paul will work with artists individually to achieve their specific goals just in time for the New Year.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion Holiday Open House


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

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. General Admission: $5. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will celebrate the holiday season, collaborating with community groups and North Pole's Santa Claus to create a festive event and several hours of entertainment for people of all ages. Visitors will have an opportunity to view the holiday exhibit, enjoy music and dance surrounded by the glittering lights and beautiful displays throughout the first floor, and stop by the Mansion's Café, featuring complimentary refreshments served by the Mansion's costumed interpreters