Guide: 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.



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

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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.

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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.
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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
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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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)

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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

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Snowkus Pocus
Dec. 1

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

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Hartford Chorale Presents Handel's Messiah
Dec. 1

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

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Holiday Stroll in Ridgefield
Dec. 1

Location: Downtown Ridgefield, Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
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Hartford Chorale Presents Handel's Messiah
Dec. 2

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

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Christmas Boutique
Dec. 2

Location: St. Peter/St. Francis School,  360 Prospect St., Torrington, CT
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Weston Community Menorah Lighting
Dec. 2

Location: Weston Shopping Center, 190 Weston Road, Weston, CT
Time: 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
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Wilton Community Menorah Lighting
Dec. 2

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

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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.
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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.

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Giant Menorah Lighting
Dec. 4

Location: Latham Park, Bedford Street, Downtown Stamford
Time: 6 p.m.
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Norwalk City Hall Menorah Lighting
Dec. 6
Location: City Hall, Norwalk, CT
Time: 5 p.m.
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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
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Danbury Symphony Orchestra Presents The Nutcracker

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
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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
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Holiday in the Depot
Dec. 14

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

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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.

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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.

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