Guide: Tree Lightings & Holiday Events in Connecticut

Looking for something fun to do this holiday season? Whether it is a tree or menorah lighting or a winter festival, here is a guide to some fun, holiday events. Check before heading out, as times and dates are subject to change.

ONGOING EVENTS
The Christmas Elf 2
Nov. 10-Dec. 29

Location:  Downtown Cabaret Children's Theater, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport
Time: Saturdays - 12 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.; Sundays - 2 p.m.
Phone: (203) 576-1636

More Information

Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village
Nov. 23 - Dec. 24

Location: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North St., Greenwich, CT
Time: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
More Information

Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited at the Naugatuck Railroad
Nove. 23 - Dec. 23

Location: Railroad Museum of New England, 242 East Main St., Thomaston, CT
Time: Santa Express - 12 p.m. & 2:15 p.m.; Northern Lights - 5 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.
More Information

Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village
Nov. 23 - Dec. 24

Location: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North St., Greenwich, CT
Time: Weekdays - 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday - 9 a.m.-6 p.m; Sunday closed
More Information

UPCOMING EVENTS
A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Nov. 30 - Dec. 16

Location: Center Stage Shelton, 54 Grove St., Shelton, CT
Time: Fridays/Saturdays - 8 p.m.; Sundays - 2 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 13 - 7 p.m.

Phone: (203) 924-4368
More Information

Glitz: The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical
Nov. 30 - Dec. 22

Location: Milford Arts Council, 40 Railroad Ave. (South Former Train Depot), Milford, CT
Time: Showtimes vary; usually 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Phone: (203) 937-6206
More Information

Elf the Musical
Dec. 1-Dec. 16

Location: Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT
Time: Fridays/Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.; 12/15 - 1 p.m. show added

More Information

Christmas at Fairview Tree Farm
Dec. 1 - Dec. 23

Location: Fairview Tree Farm, 484 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Shelton, CT
Time: 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (events/times may vary)

More Information

The Nutcracker at the Ridgefield Playhouse
Dec. 14-16

Location: The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT
Time: Friday - 6 p.m.; Saturday - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.; Sunday - 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Phone: (203) 438-5795
More Information

Holiday in the Depot
Dec. 14

Location: The Green, Washington Depot, CT
Time: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
More Information

Clara and the Nutcracker
Dec. 20-22

Location: Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT
Time: 12/20 - 10 a.m.; 12/21 - 7 p.m.; 12/22 - 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

More Information

New Year’s Eve & Torchlight Parade
Dec. 31 - Jan. 1

Location: Ski Sundown, 126 Ratlum Road, New Hartford, CT
Time: Dec. 31 - 8 a.m.-Jan. 1 - 12 a.m.

More Information

PAST EVENTS
Jackie Robinson Park of Fame, Inc. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov. 20

Location: Jackie Robinson Park of Fame, West Main Street, Stamford
Time: 5:30 p.m.

City of Torrington - Light Up Main
Nov. 23

Location: Coe Memorial Park, Torrington, CT
Time: Event starts at 4:30 p.m.; tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.

More Information

Santa's Workshop and Gingerbread House
Nov. 24

Location: New Fairfield Library, 2 Brush Hill Road • New Fairfield, CT
Time: 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

More Information

North End Community Tree Lighting
Nov. 29
Location: Torrington Police Department, Torrington, CT
Time: 5 p.m.

New Canaan Holiday Stroll
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1

Location: Downtown New Canaan, 91 Elm St., New Canaan, CT
Time: Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

More Information

Light the Lights on Danbury Green
Dec. 1

Location: Danbury Library Plaza, Danbury, CT
Time: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Phone: (203) 792-1711

More Information

Snowkus Pocus
Dec. 1

Location: The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT
Time: 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
More Information

Ballet Etudes Presents The Nutcracker
Dec. 1-2

Location: Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT
Time: 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Phone: 888-927-7529
More Information

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Dec. 1-2

Location: The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
Time: Saturday - 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday - 4 p.m.

More Information

Hartford Chorale Presents Handel's Messiah
Dec. 1

Location: St. Anthony of Padua, 49 South St., Litchfield, CT
Time: 7:30 p.m.
More Information

10th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend
Dec. 1-2

Location: Greenwich, Byram, Cos Cob and Riverside
Time: Saturday - 10 a.m.-6 pm.; Sunday - 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (203) 531-3047

More Information

Holiday Stroll in Ridgefield
Dec. 1

Location: Downtown Ridgefield, Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
More Information

Hartford Chorale Presents Handel's Messiah
Dec. 2

Location: Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT
Time: 3 p.m.

More Information

Christmas Boutique
Dec. 2

Location: St. Peter/St. Francis School,  360 Prospect St., Torrington, CT
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
More Information

Weston Community Menorah Lighting
Dec. 2

Location: Weston Shopping Center, 190 Weston Road, Weston, CT
Time: 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
More Information

Wilton Community Menorah Lighting
Dec. 2

Location: Wilton Town Green, Wilton, CT
Time: 4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
More Information

Grand Menorah Lighting at Beinecke Plaza
Dec. 2

Location: Chabad at Yale University, 36 Lynwood Place, New Haven, Connecticut
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

More Information

Stew Leonard's Norwalk Menorah Lighting
Dec. 3

Location: Stew Leonard's of Norwalk, 100 Westport Ave., Norwalk, CT
Time: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
More Information

The Westport Menorah Lighting
Dec. 3

Location: Trader Joe’s, 400 Post Road E., Westport, CT
Time: 6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

More Information

Giant Menorah Lighting
Dec. 4

Location: Latham Park, Bedford Street, Downtown Stamford
Time: 6 p.m.
More Information

Norwalk City Hall Menorah Lighting
Dec. 6
Location: City Hall, Norwalk, CT
Time: 5 p.m.
More Information

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec. 7-9

Location: The Wilton Playshop, 15 Lovers Lane, Wilton, CT
Time: Friday - 7:30 p.m.; Saturday - 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., Sunday - 2 p.m.
Phone: (203) 762-7629
More Information

Danbury Symphony Orchestra Presents The Nutcracker
Dec.7-9

Location: Danbury High School, 43 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT
Time: Friday - 7:30 p.m., Saturday - 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sunday - 3 p.m.
Phone: (203) 748-1716
More Information

Did we miss an event? Click here and let us know!

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."