GREENWICH REINDEER FESTIVAL & SANTA'S WORKSHOP

11/27/2015 to 12/24/2015

48 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT

This is a memorable opportunity to meet Santa, have your photo taken and meet Santa's Reindeer! Photo packages with Santa begin at $29.99. Pets are welcome!! With your photo purchase receive a special Shop and Dine Greenwich Gift Bag with downtown Greenwich merchant coupons and special offerings redeemable at participating stores in downtown Greenwich. Hundreds of dollars in savings! Photos: Mon. - Fri. 12 noon - 6 pm, Sat. 9 am - 6 pm and Sun. 9 am - 5 pm. Enter to win a Mercedes-Benz Kids 12V Electric Car when you have your photo taken with Santa. One entry per purchase of every Photo with Santa Package. One winner will be drawn December 24, 2014, 3pm. The one (1) winner will be notified immediately Christmas Eve. Compliments of Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich.

7th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop, through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014

11/27/2015 to 12/24/2015

McArdle's Florist & Garden Center, 48 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT

12:00 noon - 6:00 pm - We're Back Party at McArdle's!! Everyone is invited! The 7th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and photos with Santa  will take place Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reindeer feeding times will take place daily at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The reindeer will head to the North Pole around 1 p.m. on December 23, but Santa will remain until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve before beginning his busy night. For more information and a list of the over 100 participating retail stores and restaurants, visit www.GreenwichReindeerFestival.com.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion The Mansion’s Holiday Exhibit

11/27/2015 to 01/03/2016

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

Wednesday –Sunday, 12-4 p.m. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6, 8-18 This exhibit will trace the development of the holiday traditions during the Victorian era in America. Visitors will see its evolution from 1850 to the 1900s, from small tabletop tree with edibles and handmade ornaments, to lavishly embellished trees that stood on the floor and almost reached the ceiling. The Museum will also explore the Mansion during the 1930s, and the decorations and gift-giving traditions during Florence Mathews' era.

Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center--Westport

11/28/2015

10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Phone: 203-227-7253.

Earthplace offers a Turkey Walk and Trot on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 2:30PM.  Bundle up and bring a camera as we search for turkeys with a local expert. We'll start with a short talk about the natural history of turkeys and then head out on the trails to try to spot some in our sanctuary. Free for members, price of admission for non-members.

Stamford's Palace Theatre Presents Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer The Musical

11/28/2015

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

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Soars into Stamford's Palace Theatre--Saturday, November 2, 2015--Family-Friendly Stage Adaptation of CBS' Highest Rated Christmas Special of All Time Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical practically transports audience members into the television special as songs drive the plot while familiar and nostalgic set design with projections, costumes and characters are brought to stage. The cast brings new energy to the classic songs and dialogue, while irresistible and lovable puppets help showcase the charming "roughness" from the television show's stop-motion effects. "We address all of the familiar story elements from the television special with a talented cast and puppeteers.  Check the website for time and ticket information.

New Canaan Nature Center Hosts Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle

11/28/2015

144 Oenoke Rige, New Canaan, CT 06840. Phone: 203-966-9577.

Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle--Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Grab the entire family (and any lingering holiday visitors too!) and head on down to the New Canaan Nature Center! You won't want to miss this awesome annual event, a long-time favorite for both members & guests. Join the NCNC Naturalists for a healthy, invigorating Trail Trek to work off that holiday meal. While "waddling" the trails, we'll search for some of nature's most treasured gifts (apple trees, maple trees & honey bees to name a few) and learn why the end of autumn may not be quite as quiet as you may think. In fact, autumn is a busy time of year for many wild animals such as deer, squirrels & birds! As an extra Thanksgiving bonus, after our hike, you'll also get to enjoy a FREE behind the scenes tour of our Animal Care facilities & Birds of Prey Exhibit - our way of saying "thank you" to the community. Naturalists will be departing with groups from the Sugar Shack for Trail Treks at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM (sign up is on a first come, first serve basis with limited spots for each). Other fun activities that Waddlers can enjoy anytime from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM include our "Getting Ready for Winter" Scavenger Hunt, as well as Letterboxing – a family favorite, self-guided adventure course across the NCNC property!Ages: This drop-in program is perfect for ALL ages: newborns through 90!.
Members: FREE / Non-Members: FREE / Donations are greatly appreciated.

Fairfield Theatre CompanyCARAVAN OF THIEVES

11/28/2015

70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1036.

Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the band's Bridgeport-based singer/songwriter core, are life-long performers who can't stop writing dark little masterpieces for their band of traveling street performers. Add the wailing violin ticklings of Ben Dean and the wiggly but sturdy backbone of Brian Anderson's double bass, and you've got one of the area's most theatric, unique and most successful world-touring – and completely independent – bands. They're not bluegrass. They're not alt-country. They're not just gypsy jazz. They're all of that — with some John, Paul, George and Freddie Mercury thrown in.

Bijou Theatre Hosts Annual Sugar Plum Party--Bridgeport

11/29/2015

275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604. Phone: 203-332-3228.

On Sunday, November 29., 2015 the Bijou Theatre will host the Annual Sugar Plum Party.  This event will feature the New England Ballet Company of Bridgeport.  Check the website for ticket information.

Rowayton Historical Society Hosts Holiday Open House

11/29/2015

177 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT 06853. Phone: 203-831-0136.

On Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 4 to 6PM the Rowayton Historical Society will hold their Holiday Open House.  Come and enjoy this annual event.  Open to the public.