Merwinsville Hotel SECOND WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW

12/01/2017 to 12/03/2017

1 Browns Forge Rd., Gaylordsville, CT Phone: 860-350-4443.

10 am - 5 pm. See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more! Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more. Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!

The Sherman Players - Murder Takes A Holiday

12/01/2017 to 12/23/2017

5 CT-39, Sherman, CT Phone: (860) 354-3622.

Harry Thompson and his sister, Diane, are sent to an isolated ski lodge in the mountains of New Hampshire on an undercover mission. They don't know that two guests have been weirdly murdered. When they encounter the remarkable Mrs. Bowman, a mountain climber with a dangerous secret, excitement and chills are on the menu. Twist after twist, thrill after thrill, the play will keep you guessing until the final moment. A fascinating stage puzzle Murder Takes a Holiday terminates in an avalanche of tense excitement and laughter for the whole family.

Ridgefield Playhouse ane Lynch: A Swingin' Little Christmas

12/02/2017

80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203-438-5795.

8 pm. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join three time Emmy and Golden Globe winning Actress Jane Lynch, along with Kate Flannery ("Meredith" from The Office) and Tim Davis, (music director on GLEE) as they ring in the holidays with songs from her Christmas album, A Swingin' Little Christmas!, and other holiday classics!

Kent Art Association Elected Artist Show

12/02/2017 to 12/16/2017

21 South Main St., Kent, CT Phone: 860-927-3989.

Thurs-Sun, 1-5pm. Awards Reception Saturday 12/2 2-4pm.

New Milford Historical Society Old-Fashioned Holiday Crafts for Children

12/02/2017

6 Aspetuck Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-354-3069.

Free. Starts at 10:00 AM Join us at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum as we learn about the history and traditions of the holiday season. Bring the family and discover old-fashioned magic as we make quilt squares, pinecone bird feeders, salt-dough ornaments and other items that remind us of an earlier time! Come and enjoy refreshments and get in the holiday spirit in the warmth and charm of our museum. Leave with a homemade holiday card or gift for someone special.

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra: A Connecticut Christmas

12/03/2017 to 12/03/2017

750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708. Phone: 203-574-4283.

Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf Leif Bjaland, Conductor 3 PM NVCC Fine Arts Center 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury Program It's a fairytale time of year in Connecticut. The clear, starry skies and snow-clad hills serve as an enchanted setting for childhood memories, past and present. The WSO ushers in this festive season with musical fairy tales for the ages. Come hear Cinderella meet her Prince, Goldilocks outsmart the Three Bears, and Peter do battle with the Big Bad Wolf. Audience members can enjoy a Christmas carol sing-along complete with milk and cookies for all, making this event a reoccurring and treasured experience for the entire family! $20-$55

Theatreworks Stage Kiss

12/08/2017 to 12/31/2017

5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-350-6883.

DECEMBER 8,9 14,15,16,17 29,30,31. Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl's singular voice. It is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.