Things to do this weekend December 14th – 16th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester

Connecticut

Event: 27th Holiday in the Depot
Venue: Bryan Plaza – Washington Depot
Date: December 14
Description: Come take part in the town’s annual Holiday in the Depot! The festivities will kick off with the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree and carols sung by students at the Washington Montessori School. Shortly after, Santa will arrive by a horse-drawn wagon and children will be able to tell him their wishes as well as pose for a photo. Washington will be glowing bright with holiday lights and cheer. As you stroll through the Depot, be sure to stop at the local shops to admire their wreath displays and enjoy some tasty treats. Throughout the evening, carolers will be roaming around the Depot and they will serenade you with traditional holiday songs as you explore the town. This is just a sampling of all that will be happening, so please come to Washington with friends and family.  This is a great opportunity for those who have never visited (or heard!) of Washington to become acquainted with the town and all the wonderful things it has to offer. Celebrate, eat, explore, and be merry at the Holiday in the Depot. You won’t want to miss it!
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Event: Jingle Bell Rock: Family Day with Santa
Venue:  Westport Historical Society – Westport
Date: December 15
Description: As part of Westport Historical Society’s Holly Days Series in connection with the Holly Days exhibitions, we’re gonna rock around the museum! Bring the whole family to discover exhibits exploring the diverse holiday traditions Westporters celebrate. Take part in a variety of crafts and activities and sit for a silhouette as a holiday gift.* Finally, get a selfie with Santa!  Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. At the door $10 suggested admission for members, $15 for non-members. Students $5 with ID. No charge for children 5 and under. Reservations are recommended.
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Rhode Island

Event: Children’s Christmas Party
Venue: Ocean House – Watch Hill
Date: December 15
Description: Come and enjoy a party for children held in the lower event spaces of Ocean House. Various arts & crafts stations will be set up throughout the Seaside Ballroom as well as movie and storytelling activities with light refreshments, soft drinks, and photos with Santa

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Event: Christmas at Lippitt House
Venue: Governor Henry Lippett House Museum – Providence
Date: December 15
Description: The holiday season is filled with fun traditions–many of which originated in the Victorian era. Come join the festivities at Lippitt House’s Holiday celebration! Explore Victorian Christmas traditions and make decorations for your own tree. Create candy-filled Christmas crackers to delight your guests. You can also take a holiday-themed tour of Lippitt House Museum.
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Westchester

Event: Westchester Ballet Company: The Nutcracker
Venue: Westchester County Center – White Plains
Date: December 14-16
Description: Experience this beloved holiday tradition close to home White Plains, New York – November 1, 2018 – The Westchester Ballet Company (“WBC”) presents The Nutcracker at The County Center in White Plains. WBC’s Nutcracker is choreographed by Co-Artistic Directors’ Beth Fritz-Logrea and Jean Logrea, founders of WBC’s official school, the Logrea Dance Academy (“LDA”). Let your holiday spirit soar with this festive production, professionally staged against a backdrop of enchanting scenery and featuring world-renowned guest dancers, in addition to over 90 magnificent young dancers from the WBC. Experience the thrill of the Nutcracker Prince and Clara as they battle the Mouse King and magically journey to the Land of Sweets accompanied by the Sugar Plum Fairy.
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Event: Wainwright House Annual Holiday Party
Venue: Wainwight House – Rye
Date: December 14
Description:   You’re invited to Wainwright’s Annual Holiday Party! All proceeds benefit Wainwright House, the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian holistic learning center in the nations.  Join us for cocktails and dinner by Corner Stone Caterers. Silent Auction & Music. More Information