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.


Santa Express and Northern Lights Limited at the Naugatuck Railroad
Nov. 29 - Dec. 22
Railroad Museum of New England
242 East Main St.
Time: Santa Express - 12 p.m. & 2:15 p.m.; Northern Lights - 5 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.
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City of Torrington - Light Up Main
Nov. 29
Coe Memorial Park
Time: Event starts at 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Santa's Workshop and Gingerbread House
Nov. 30
New Fairfield Library
2 Brush Hill Road
New Fairfield
Time: 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
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New Canaan Holiday Stroll
Dec. 6-7
Downtown New Canaan
91 Elm St.
New Canaan
Time: Friday 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Holiday Stroll in Ridgefield
Dec. 6

Downtown Ridgefield
Main Street
Time: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
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10th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend
Dec. 7-8
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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A Christmas Story
Dec. 14-15
Thomaston Opera House
158 Main St.
Thomaston, CT 
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A Gift for You and Me
Dec. 13-15
The Wilton Playshop
15 Lovers Lane
Phone: (203) 762-7629
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Danbury Symphony Orchestra Presents The Nutcracker
Dec. 13-15
Danbury High School
43 Clapboard Ridge Road
Phone: (203) 748-1716
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Holiday in the Depot
Dec. 13
The Green
Washington Depot
Time: 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
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A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Dec. 6 - Dec. 21

Center Stage Shelton
54 Grove St.
Time: Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
Phone: (203) 924-4368
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A Christmas Carol
Dec. 13-22
Playhouse 22
East Brunswick Community Arts Center
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
Time: Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Phone: (732) 254-3939
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A Christmas Story
Dec. 20-22
Thomaston Opera House
158 Main St.
Thomaston, CT 
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A Celtic Christmas Story
Dec. 21
Westport Country Playhouse
25 Powers Court
Westport, CT
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
Phone: 888-927-7529
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Hartford Chorale Presents Christmas in the Americas
Dec. 21
St. Anthony of Padua
49 South St.
Time: 4 p.m.
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Giant Menorah Lighting
Dec. 22

Latham Park, Bedford Street, Downtown Stamford
Time: 4:30 p.m.
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Christmas at Fairview Tree Farm
Dec. 1 - Dec. 23

2 Sawmill City Road
Time: Open 7 Days A Week (Nov. 23 - Dec. 23) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays until 7 p.m. under the stars
Other Information: Santa Every Weekend from 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; Hayride Every Weekend from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. 
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Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village
Nov. 29 - Dec. 24
Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses
437 North St.
Time: Weekdays - 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday - 9 a.m.-6 p.m; Sunday closed
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The Christmas Elf 2
Nov. 10-Dec. 30
Downtown Cabaret Children's Theater
263 Golden Hill St.
Time: Showtimes vary
Phone: (203) 576-1636
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The Nutcracker
Various Dates
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 E. Ridge Road
Time: Show times vary
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New Year’s Eve & Torchlight Parade
Dec. 31 - Jan. 1
Ski Sundown
126 Ratlum Road
New Hartford 
Time: Dec. 31 - 8 a.m.-Jan. 1 - 12 a.m.
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