Arts, Culture, Recreation in the Fairfield County Connecticut Area | What’s happening in Fairfield County, CT

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A Christmas Carol at The Legacy Theatre

This classic tale by Charles Dickens, whose forward in the novel states, “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. - C. D.” is a timeless story that indeed has pleasantly haunted generations of audiences around the globe. Adapted and directed by Keely Baisden Knudsen with an original score by Keely Baisden Knudsen and David Bell, this story illuminates the journey of one Ebenezer Scrooge and his guided self-reflection amidst the Christmas season in 1800s England.
Dates: 
11/30/2022
12/01/2022
12/02/2022
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Organization:

Legacy Theatre- CT

Location:

128 Thimble Islands Road
Stony Creek, CT, 06405
United States

Phone:

(203) 315-1901

Annual Holiday Market - The Institute for American Indian Studies

Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts from local and Native American vendors selling crafts and jewelry. Take advantage of this time to meet and speak with artists while learning about contemporary Native American art and cultures. Stop by to purchase gourds, pottery, jewelry, rattles, artworks, flutes, and more! Photo: Morningstar Studio
Dates: 
12/03/2022
12/04/2022
12/10/2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Location:

38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT, 06793
United States

Holiday Open House at The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will feature a Holiday Open House with Santa Claus and a special musical performance featuring Music Theatre of Connecticut’s School of Performing Arts. Visitors will also have an opportunity to view the exhibition, A Holiday Wonderland at the Mansion, take selfies or memorable family portraits, and enjoy the enchantment of the Museum’s holiday displays. During the event, the Mansion’s Café will be open to visitors and offer complimentary refreshments courtesy of Stew Leonard’s.
Dates: 
12/04/2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Location:

295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT, 06850
United States

Phone:

(203) 838-9799, ext. 3

Holiday Market at Powder Ridge

Get ready to shop! Artisans, craftsman and small businesses will be on The Ridge with all your Holiday gift needs. MOUNTAINSIDE HOLIDAY MARKET 10 - 3 pm will be bursting with unique and locally made gifts, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, clothing and specialty food items. Visit with Santa from11 - 2 pm.
Dates: 
12/10/2022
10 AM – 3 PM
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Location:

99 Powder Hill Road
Middlefield, CT, 06455
United States

Phone:

(860) 349-3454

29th Annual Holiday Train Show - Connecticut River Museum

The family friendly Holiday Train Show exhibit is back at the Connecticut River Museum for its 29th year of fun for all ages. See what train artist Steve Cryan has created this year! A fully operational 26-foot train layout, “I SPY” scavenger hunts, and toddler sized viewing layout are all part of the fun!
Dates: 
11/30/2022
12/01/2022
12/02/2022
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Location:

67 Main St
Essex, CT, 06426
United States

Phone:

860.767.8269, ext 110

Holiday Buoy Tree Lighting - Milford

The MAC, Milford Arts Council is super excited to announce the return of last year's favorite NEW holiday tradition, MAC’s Buoy Tree at Lisman Landing in Milford, CT! The MAC’s Buoy Tree is an outreach to the greater Milford community to come together and create a unique experience for the holiday season. Volunteers build a 20-30’ tree form from genuine used lobster traps (some complete with seaweed, weights and line!) It is then wrapped in sparkly white lights and overlaid with boat line knotted with hand-painted and decorated buoys created by local artists, families and businesses. At the tree lighting, Santa arrives by boat greeted by Mayor Ben Blake, who lights the tree, followed with entertainment by sea shanty singers. The perfect night to gather together and take that perfect family picture or selfie!
Dates: 
12/04/2022
4pm - 5:30pm
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Location:

Lisman Landing
37 Helwig Street
Milford, CT, 06460
United States

Phone:

203.878.6647

Magic of Lights- East Hartford

Magic of Lights™ - A festival of twinkling, magical holiday lights! A 200-foot light tunnel and over 40 Scenes of holiday lights displays will be featured during Magic of Lights™, the unique and thrilling family-friendly drive-through holiday lights festival spread over a 1-2 Mile course. Magic of Lights™ is a wonderful family outing and easy to attend. Featuring a well-designed course experience and accessible winding roads, our friendly, helpful staff assists and guides guests through this holiday adventure. Magic of Lights™ features a variety of festive scenes celebrating our grandest holiday. Magic of Lights™ will delight fans of all ages. Magic of Lights™ guests will slowly guide their vehicles through the winding 1-2 Mile course to view sparkling LED displays depicting the favorite characters of the season, including animated snowmen, elves, poinsettias, candy canes, and more!
Dates: 
11/30/2022
12/01/2022
12/02/2022
Nightly 5:00 - 10:00 PM
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Location:

615 Silver Ln
East Hartford, CT, 06118
United States

Phone:

(860) 610-4885

RIDGE HILL ON ICE

Lace up and skate over to Ridge Hill On Ice as we transform The Town Square Lawn into an outdoor ice rink for the holiday season! Guests will need to book ice skating reservations in advance to ensure a skating time slot. Walk-ups are also welcome, but we cannot guarantee you will be able to skate at that time.
Dates: 
11/30/2022
12/01/2022
12/02/2022
Monday – Thursday: 4PM to 9PM Friday: 4PM to 10PM Saturdays: 11AM to 10PM Sundays: 11AM to 8PM Holiday Hours: 10AM to 9PM (Dates: December 26th – January 1st) Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
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Organization:

Ridge Hill

Location:

1 Ridge Hill Road
Yonkers, NY, 10710
United States

Phone:

2126864551

Lachat's Winter Market

The Lachat Winter Market provides a chance to shop locally for gifts in preparation for the winter holidays-or just for fun! Featuring local vendors selling art, clothing, jewelry, housewares, baked goods and other locally produced foods, the market offers a wide range of products-there's something for everyone! Warm your hands with hot beverages sold at the Lachat Barn Bar (drinks for kids and adults- with proceeds going directly to the farm). Warm your soul with friends and neighbors catching up around the roaring fire pit. Please come dressed for the weather and ready for holiday merriment!
Dates: 
12/03/2022
10:00am - 2:00pm
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Organization:

Lachat Town Farm- CT

Location:

106 Godfrey Road West
Weston, CT, 06883
United States