Things to do this weekend November 30th – December 2nd: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester

Connecticut

Event: 45th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions
Venue: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Hartford
Date: November 30 – December 9
Description: A holiday custom for the past 45 years, features musical entertainment and festive family activities in the midst of decorative trees and wreaths created by community organizations and local artists, on view in the museum’s galleries for a limited time. Special evening the Night of Illumination on November 30.
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Event: 17th Annual Simsbury Celebrates
Venue:  Sites along Hopmeadow St. Route 10 – Simsbury
Date: November 30 – December 1
Description: Downtown New Canaan transforms into something out of a Dickens’s story book. Friday night kicks off with the arrival of Santa Claus, a lighting of the trees, carol singing, live entertainment while the stores stay open late and offer refreshments and holiday cheer. Saturday includes pictures with Santa at Santa’s workshop, characters roaming the streets, more live entertainment, a Gingerbread House Tour and much more. And of course don’t forget to stop by our New Canaan Office and say hello!
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Rhode Island

Event: City Hall Lighting & Winter Lights Market
Venue: Providence City Hall – Providence
Date: November 30
Description: Head to Providence City Hall on Friday, Nov. 30 for the annual tree lighting with Mayor Jorge Elorza. Live performances, special giveaways and an artist marketplace are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. The city will light the 35–45 foot tree on City Hall’s steps at 6 p.m. A festive Winter Lights Market takes place in Burnside Park.

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Event: 14th Annual Peace Dale Holiday Fair
Venue: Peace Dale Elementary School – Wakefield
Date: December 1
Description: Enjoy local holiday shopping with over 60 local vendors, music, food, and themed-basket raffles. Scholastic Book Fair and other family-friendly activities. All proceeds benefit Peace Dale Elementary School.
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Westchester

Event: Peekskill Arts Alliance Holiday Boutique
Venue: Antonia’s Studio 4 – Peekskill
Date: November 30 – December 2
Description: The Holiday Boutique is a gift boutique, featuring fine handmade items perfect for gift giving. Featured will be small works of art, and fine crafts by local artists, including jewelry, wearable art, pottery, photos, prints, cards, and more.
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Event: Community Wide Chanukah Celebration
Venue: Temple Israel of New Rochelle – New Rochelle
Date: November 29- December 9th
Description: Starting off with Chanukah Song Fest, join our youngest congregants as we celebrate Chanukah and begin Shabbat in song. Then Cook, Give, Play, Hike, Light, Celebrate Chanukah Your Way.  See flyer for more details on daily activities.
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