Connecticut

Event: 27th Annual Plainville Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll
Venue: Plainville Fire Dept – Plainville
Date: December 13
Description: The Plainville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 27th Annual Plainville Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll. The event includes holiday caroling, the lighting of the Town tree, visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and horse and buggy rides through downtown. Refreshments will be made available. Please also visit our local downtown merchants as they will be hosting special offers and raffles throughout the night and weekend.
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Event: Jingle Bell Rock Family Day & Santa Claus
Venue: Westport Museum for History and Culture – Westport
Date: December 14
Description: Discover the diverse holiday traditions Westporters celebrate. Take part in a variety of crafts and activities, take a ride through town on a carriage ride, and sit for a silhouette as a holiday gift.* Finally, get a selfie with Santa! Dec. 14, to discover the diverse holiday traditions Westporters celebrate. From 10 am to 4 pm, take part in a variety of crafts and activities, take a ride through town on a carriage ride, and sit for a silhouette as a holiday gift.* Finally, get a selfie with Santa! Reservations recommended. *Silhouettes are available for an extra material fee.

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Rhode Island

Event: Whiskey Wonderland Holiday Bazaar
Venue: Sons of Liberty Spirits Company – South Kingstown
Date: December 13-14
Description: It’s almost that time of year again! Skip the traffic and long lines at the mall and join us in the tasting room for a great night of awesome local vendors, craft drinks, live music and food. Most vendors accept cards, but we highly suggest bringing cash as well. Vendors will be set up until 9pm on Friday and 8pm on Saturday. We’ll be serving our award-winning whiskies and craft beers by the pour as well as cocktails made with our spirits. Please be aware that there will be no flights or tours this weekend. Full drink menu TBD soon.

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Event: Christmas at Lippitt House
Venue: Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum – Providence
Date: December 14
Description: The holiday season is filled with fun traditions–many of which originated in the Victorian era. Take a holiday-themed tour, explore Victorian Christmas traditions, make tree decorations and candy-filled Christmas crackers, and enjoy treats to celebrate the season.

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Westchester

Event: Breakfast with Santa and Toy Drive
Venue: 114 Grand St – Corton-on-Hudson
Date: December 14
Description: Belle Vie presents ‘Tis the Season 1st Annual Toy Drive and Breakfast with Santa. Join Santa for a delicious brunch buffet! Family fun will include face painting, balloon artists, hot cocoa bar, holiday movie showing, and a gift fair with lots of stocking stuffers for sale. BYOC (Bring Your Own Camera) and snap some Instagram-ready festive pix!

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Event: Handel’s Messiagh & Christmas Carol Sing-Along
Venue: The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College – Purchase NY
Date: December 14
Description: More than 250 years after the single most profound and the greatest oratorio ever written by mankind, Handel’s masterpiece “Messiah” still awes performers and listeners all over the world.

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