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2020 Heights & Lights: Santa Rappel and Tree Lighting

From 22 stories high above Stamford Downtown, watch and cheer for Santa Claus, Rudolph, Grinch and friends as they make their daredevil descent, twisting and flying from the top of one of Stamford’s tallest buildings, Landmark Square. Then follow Santa and friends up Bedford Street to Latham Park for an evening of holiday music and join in the countdown of the annual lighting of Stamford’s Holiday Tree.
Dates: 
12/06/2020
5pm
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Location:

Landmark Square and Latham Park
Broad St. and Bedford St.
Stamford, CT, 06902
United States

Phone:

203-348-5285

World AIDS Day 2020 - Unfinished Business

Tune in with us on Friends of Trillium Health's Facebook Live or on RCTV, found on Channel 1301 in Rochester, NY for a fundraiser to benefit Trillium Health’s work to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic! Please join President and CEO, Andrea DeMeo, and Co-Founder and Staff Physician, Dr. Bill Valenti, to honor and celebrate World AIDS Day as we share stories about Trillium Health’s HIV journey and preview a portion of a new play by David Henderson – Unfinished Business, based on Dr. Bill Valenti’s book. The show will be emceed by Mrs. Kasha Davis, a featured contestant on Season 7 of Ru Paul's Drag Race.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
7 pm - 7:30 pm EST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

cjaeckel@trilliumhealth.org

Jim Brickman Comfort and Joy at Home (Virtual Event)- Fundraiser for The Palace

Grammy Nominated Songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will be taking the nation by storm this holiday season with the “Comfort & Joy at Home 2020” Virtual Tour . A portion of each ticket purchased to this LIVE event will be benefit The Palace Theatre. Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home, while supporting The Palace Theatre during this challenging time. Brickman will bring the LIVE concert experience up close and personal by blending yuletide memories and holiday carols with his own hit songs such as, “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes” and “If You Believe.” Brickman will warm the hearts of all as sweet sounds of faith and love make spirits bright, bringing family and friends together for anything but a silent night. The Jim Brickman’s Christmas tradition continues, with a front row experience like never before.
Dates: 
12/13/2020
5 pm ET
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

(203) 325-4466 (Box Office)

AMERICAN EAGLE FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION'S MAGIC OF LIGHTS (Nov 13- Jan 2)

DRIVE-THROUGH HOLIDAY LIGHTS EXPERIENCE Open 7 Days Mon-Thu 5:00p-10:00p Fri-Su 5:00p-11p A happy holiday experience for people of all ages-families, couples, friends, social-and work groups! Enjoy Magic of Lights from the comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path. At every turn, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays that bring your favorite holiday themes and characters to life.
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
7 pm- 11 pm - Purchase tickets in advance
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Location:

95 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT, 06492
United States

Phone:

203.269.8721

Texas Virtual Christkindl Market

While we will not have a physical location this year, please enjoy our website and follow us on our social media channels from November 27th through December 23rd, where everyone is invited to experience the German tradition of our Texas Christkindl Market! You’ll discover holiday cheer, decorations, recipes, and one-­of-­a-­kind finds and gifts from your favorite vendors through our vendor listings. You’ll see how to create German holiday treats with authentic recipes and video demonstrations. Live performances from local choirs and dancers will be broadcast through our social media channels, and children (and adults alike) will get surprise messages from St. Nick throughout the duration of the Market. While it is not the way we intended to have the market this year, we hope it still brings you a bit of holiday cheer! See you online and Frohe Weihnachten!
Dates: 
11/27/2020
11/28/2020
11/29/2020
Please see website for details
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Virtual Greenwich Holiday Stroll, 24 Days of Holiday Shopping & Dining Dec 1-24

The 12th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll, amidst the COVID pandemic, sets its sights on a new event for a new day. This year’s Virtual Greenwich Holiday Stroll is an innovative and informative way for local retailers and restaurateurs to connect with the community through 24 days of short videos highlighting their holiday merchandise, gift ideas, festive wares, services, signatures dishes, and celebratory cocktails.
Dates: 
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
12/03/2020
Please see individual Merchant hours of operation
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Location:

Greenwich Ave
Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, CT, 06830
United States

Phone:

2035313047

Ganondagan Virtual Native American Winter Arts Market

This year's Winter Arts Market is going virtual! As the holidays approach, get ready to shop virtually from many talented Native American vendors through our Virtual Winter Arts Market, December 1-6! 60 very skilled and creative artists will be sharing their work!
Dates: 
12/01/2020
12/02/2020
12/03/2020
2/1/20 12am-EST to 12/6/20 11:59pm-EST.
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

585-742-1690

VIRTUAL TREES OF HOPE- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut

Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut’s Trees of Hope holiday spectacular is an annual holiday event supporting our mission of providing a “home-away-from-home” to children and their families who are being treated at nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities. Since 1990, Trees of Hope has served as a holiday tradition in Greater New Haven. Typically, this event is open to the public and features over 150 beautiful holiday displays donated and sponsored by individuals, local businesses and community organizations. For the safety and wellbeing of our guests, this year we are going VIRTUAL! All raffle ticket purchases and viewing of the displays will be done solely online. Trees of Hope is our largest fundraising event and therefore, instrumental in securing the funds necessary to support the brave children and families at Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut.
Dates: 
12/05/2020
12/06/2020
12/07/2020
Any time
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

203-777-5683

Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle 2020- New Canaan Nature Center

Grab the entire family (and any lingering holiday visitors too!) and head on down to the New Canaan Nature Center! Embark upon a healthy, invigorating Trail Trek to work off that holiday meal. While “waddling” the trails, try your hand at our NEW “Weekend Waddle scavenger hunt.” Search our property for clues that will help you solve a fun holiday riddle, while also enjoying some Nature Center trivia. As an extra Thanksgiving bonus, share your answers with us for a chance to win a special prize.
Dates: 
11/28/2020
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Location:

144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT, 06840
United States

Phone:

(203) 966-9577