“Have a Seat,” Exhibition @ Sharon Historical Society

11/04/2017 to 12/15/2017

18 Main St, Sharon, CT Phone: 860) 364-5688.

Artists were invited to submit works in any medium (e.g. Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Photography, Pastel, Ink, Graphite, Drawing, Print, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Assemblage, Fabric, Stone, Clay, Metal) that respond to, and reflect the artist's interpretation of the themes of chairs, sitting or seating. The show will be presented in conjunction with an exhibition of the museum's collection of antique chairs from various times and sources in Sharon's history. Wednesday through Friday from 12-4, Saturday 10-2 and by appointment.

Lourdes of Litchfield Shrine Grotto Holiday GIft Shop

11/05/2017 to 12/23/2017

50 Montfort Rd., Litchfield, CT Phone: (860) 567-1041.

Beginning Sunday, November 5th until December 23rd, the Grotto Gift Shop at the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield will be open from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 am (after Mass) until 4:00 pm. The Shrine is located on 50 Montfort Rd., Rte. 118, Litchfield, CT. There is a varied selection of Advent wreaths and candles along with many new Christmas ornaments, cards & Fontanini Nativity sets. Also, unique gifts and books are available for all occasions, particularly baby & children's items.

Brookfield Craft Center Annual Holiday Sale

11/11/2017 to 12/31/2017

Route 25 at 202, Brookfield, CT Phone: 203-775-4526.

Brookfield Craft Center's 42nd Annual Holiday Sale features an extraordinary collection of contemporary American craft for the holidays: handmade works by more than 150 selected artists in jewelry, wearable fiber, ceramics, toys, glass, wood, paper and steel. All purchases benefit the Craft Center's education programs, and provide support for independent artists. Come to the Opening Reception Friday November 10 from 5-8pm. Meet the Artists Shop Tax Free!! Tuesday - Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 11-5pm, Sunday 12-4-pm.

White Hart Inn Winter Room Specials

11/14/2017 to 02/28/2018

15 Undermountain Rd., Salisbury, CT Phone: 860-435-0030.

Winter and ski season are almost here, and there is still time to plan your escape! Join us any weekday night in December, January or February and receive a $50 food and beverage credit, good anywhere on property! Valid Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays, on all new reservations.

Flanders Nature Center Artisan Market

11/18/2017 to 12/17/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711.

11 am - 4 pm every Sat. and Sun. Looking for one of a kind distinctive gifts that will truly be appreciated by the special people on your shopping list? Decked out in festive style, the Van Vleck House is the setting for our annual "Artisan Marketplace". One of the largest artisan markets in the area, you will find a wide variety of quality creations handmade by local crafters and artisans including furniture, artisan chocolates ; Needle felting kits & creatures; nutcrackers, fiber art – shawls, scarves; cards, Christmas ornaments, framed prints, baskets, garden accessories, soap, sugar scrubs, and lotion bars ; fun children's accessories, pet items/ costumes; quilts, wreaths and greens, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, and more!

GOSHEN FARMERS HOLIDAY MARKET

11/19/2017 to 12/17/2017

71 North St., Goshen, CT

1-4. This lively, festive market features seasonal produce, grass-fed beef & pork, eggs, honey, syrup, fresh breads & sweets, wooden crafts, jams and jellies, goat milk soap & body products, knitted items and other Holiday crafts. There are over a dozen vendors participating in this "shop local" event.  Location: St Thomas of Villanova Church. Craft & food vendors will provide you with all your holiday shopping needs. Stroll or Sit and enjoy the mouth-watering hot food, sweet treats, coffee, tea and hot chocolate available for shoppers to purchase Goshen Farmers Market is a Non-profit organization that helps support the local food pantry & PTO.

Winter Magic Holiday Arts and Crafts Gift Fair @ Washington Art Association

11/24/2017 to 12/24/2017

4 bryan memorial plaza, Washington Depot, CT Phone: 860-868-2878.

65 artists and artisans. WINTER MAGIC Arts and crafts from the day after Thanksgiving, November 24, to December 24, the annual juried WAA Holiday Fair will fill the galleries at the Washington Art Association & Gallery with a unique selection of irresistible gifts for that special person on your Holiday Gift list. Hours for the WAA Holiday Fair will be Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 10-2pm. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

Lake Compounce - Holiday Lights

11/24/2017 to 12/20/2017

186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT Phone: 860-583-3300.

The park will be covered in hundreds of thousands spectacular glimmering lights. The most magical light shows every half hour set to your favorite holiday music. Enjoy a selection of children's and family rides, variety of delicious foods, and don't miss your chance to see Santa himself! • Ride the North Pole Railway • Select childrens and family rides open (unless weather is prohibitive) • Caroling • Special entertainment • Nightly appearances by special costumed guests • Special fire pits for staying warm • Balloon animals • Ice carver making gorgeous creations • Story time with Mrs. Claus • Pictures with Santa. (will have a charge) • Cookie decorating, letters to Santa plus many more  funseasonal activities for the whole family*. • Shops filled with holiday gifts perfect for everyone! • Great food served hot from our unique food trucks!

Osborne Homestead Museum "Holiday at the Opera"

11/24/2017 to 12/17/2017

500 Hawthorne Avenue , Derby, CT Phone: (203) 734-2513.

Friday, November 24 - Sunday, December 17 Thursdays thru Sundays 10 AM - 4 PM, Holiday Twilight Tours Fridays - December 1, 8, and 15 ~ 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Holiday Market Friday December 1, 4 PM to 7 PM Saturday December 2, 9 AM to 12 PM We request groups of more than 8 people to call (203) 734-2513 to reserve a tour date and time. Many wonderful clubs contribute to the holiday festivities. The clubs are: Derby Garden Society, Garden Club of Orange, Long Hill Garden Club, Naugatuck Garden Club, Olde Ripton Garden Club of Shelton, Oxford Garden Club, Roxbury/Bridgewater Garden Club, Women Redefining Retirement from Milford, and Ye Olde Kellogg Garden Club. Since the clubs rotate rooms each year to a different theme, the decorations are always new and creative.

Danbury 10th Annual Holiday Shoppe and Craft Fair

11/25/2017 to 12/23/2017

43 Main St, Danbury, CT Phone: 203-743-5200.

Find unique gifts for everyone on your list from artisan chocolates and knit goods to jewelry and glass art. Mon.-Sat. 10 am - 4 pm.