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New Canaan Holiday Stroll

Downtown New Canaan Elm Street, New Canaan

This year’s Holiday Stroll will be held on Friday December 1st & Saturday December 2nd. Friday night Elm Street will be closed and the stores will be open! The Holiday Stroll is New Canaan’s Answer to Small Business Saturday…Our Stores are excited to kick off the Holiday Shopping season and will be ready to help you find the perfect gift for whomever is on your list! Friday night come to town to see a show put on by local singers and dancers and grab a Selfie with Santa , eat a S’more or waffle, and stay to shop and grab dinner with friends! There will be light up trinkets for sale and you may event see a few of your favorite Holiday Characters hanging with the School mascots! On Saturday Santa will be doing his annual Meet and Greet at Houlihan Lawrence (161 Elm Street) from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Bring a donation for the Food Pantry when you come to see Santa. When you are downtown shopping on Saturday you will have a chance to grab another waffle and hear some holiday tunes!

Winter Market

34 Village Green, Bedford, NY

A Village winter market presented by oHHo at the old Bedford firehouse Friday 4-8pm // Saturday 9a-6p // Sunday 10a-3p

Event Series Kids Ballet

Kids Ballet

Bedford Hills Community House 74 Main Street, Bedford Hills

BALLET Instructor: Lauren Muccino Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. Learn the various positions and develop grace and balance. Class consists of warm up at the “barre,” floor stretches, center dance, and free-form freeze dance. Come dance like a ballerina and perform in the showcase at the end of the session. Ballet slippers, tights, and leotard preferred, but comfortable clothing and sneakers are welcome as well. FOR: Grades K – 5 DAY: Fridays DATES: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 LOCATION: Bedford Hills Memorial Park (Bedford Hills Community House during inclement weather) FEE: $150 Residents, $185 Non-Residents FOR: Grades K – 2 TIME: 4:15 – 5:00pm ACTIVITY #: 142106C FOR: Grades 3+ TIME: 5:15 – 6:00p

Shine Bright Bedford

Bedford Village Green Village Green, Bedford

Luminary Display on the Green - 5 pm Tree Lighting & Caroling on the Green - 6 pm

Fezziwigs at the Courthouse

1787 Bedford Court House

Warm up with some holiday cheer at the 1787 Bedford Court House in the spirit of Scrooge's happiest memories of Mr. & Mrs. Fezziwig to celebrate the kindness and generosity of our community. Event is hosted by the Bedford Historical Society. Warm cider and candy canes on the porch for children and toasty $5 Fezziwig cocktails inside for adults.

First Fridays: The Palomino Club

Bedford Playhouse 633 Old Post Road, Bedford

Palomino is a duo based in Bedford made up of Pam Hervey & Tom O’Brien. They play covers and originals, and love putting their own unique spin on songs you know! They perform acoustic - or plugged in for a bigger sound - with intertwined vocals, guitar and percussion. Palomino will be performing as "The Palomino Club,” welcoming their longtime friend and collaborator Arthur Zinn, lead singer of New Canaan-based Mind the Gap.

Mt Kisco Christmas Tree Lighting

Mt Kisco Town Hall

The Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce, along with the Village of Mount Kisco, celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with the annual lighting of the gorgeous Christmas Tree! There will be celebratory singing, dancing, refreshments, and a visit from a very busy man from the North Pole! Come join in on the festivities and enjoy the community camaraderie.

Ice Sculpting Demonstration at the Lounsbury House

Lounsbury House Ridgefield

Free fun for the whole family! Experience the magic of the holiday season with mesmerizing Ice Sculpting Demonstration as part of Ridgefield’s 23rd Annual Holiday Stroll! Watch as blocks of ice are transformed into an exciting work of art right before your eyes! The amazing Bill Covitz will be showcasing his skills, carving intricate designs that capture the spirit of the holidays. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, looking for a unique holiday experience, or simply want to enjoy a festive outing with family and friends, this event is sure to delight.

The Town Players Presents: A Christmas Story

The Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park

Starting Friday, December 1, through Sunday, December 17, The Town Players of New Canaan will present “A Christmas Story,” the beloved American tale familiar to generations as a holiday family film favorite. Twelve local children, ages 6 to 17, join local grown-up actors in a nostalgic classic play evoking the magic and anticipation of children’s seemingly eternal wait for Christmas. The plot follows the schemes and antics of fourth grader Ralphie Parker (alternately played by New Canaanites Carlos Escamilla and Miles Langrick), who is determined to find a Red Ryder BB gun under the tree on Christmas morning. But it seems that everybody, including Santa Claus and the class bully, are determined to frustrate his holiday wish. “A Christmas Story” runs weekends from December 1 to Sunday the 17th, Powerhouse Theatre, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT: Fridays:      Dec 1, 8, 15 @ 7pm; Dec 16@ 2 pm Saturdays: Dec 2, 9 @ 7 pm; Dec 16 @ 2 pm Sundays:    Dec 3, 10, 17 @ 2pm Get tickets and info at TPNC.ORG  Group discounts: The Town Players of New Canaan offers a 10% discount to groups of 10 or more to one performance. Contact [email protected] for more details. CALLING ALL KIDS!!  -- Bring a letter to Santa […]

Chazz Palminteri’s One Man Performance of A Bronx Tale at the Ridgefield Playhouse

The Ridgefield Playhouse 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield

Back by popular demand, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage with “A Bronx Tale” in his only Connecticut performance! In 1989 Palminteri wrote for himself a play entitled “A Bronx Tale,” a powerful one-man stage commentary in which he depicted his bruising childhood in great detail, which included witnessing gangland slayings. Palminteri brought each and every character to life (18 in all) in this autobiographical piece — his friends, enemies, even his own family. He showcased for years in both Los Angeles and New York, finally sparking the interest of his film idol, Robert De Niro. DeNiro, wanting to direct for the first time, saw the potential of this project and brought both it and the actor/writer to the screen. An unknown film commodity at the time, Chazz had stubbornly refused to sell his stage property (the offers went into the seven figures) unless he was part of the package as both actor and screenwriter. DeNiro, who became his mentor, backed him up all the way, and the rest is history. A Bronx Tale (1993) debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, launched DeNiro’s directing career and solidified Palminteri as a star. Twenty years later, the […]

$95

“Susan Said” in Concert at the Lewisboro Library

Lewisboro Library 15 Main Street, South Salem

The Lewisboro Library is thrilled to welcome the band "Susan Said" for their first concert on the Library stage on Friday, December 1 at 8 pm! This alternative rock band from NYC has been playing for over 30 years. It features lead singer Susan Wilson-Sed with Matthew Rocchio on bass and Brendan Saadat on lead guitar. A popular local favorite, the band has toured the US, Europe, and Canada, in addition to releasing 4 albums. The opening act for this fabulous evening will be “The Treblemakers,” John Jay High School’s co-ed a cappella group, who perform at numerous school and community events. This event is a benefit for the Lewisboro Library. Reserved seating is $30 per person. Price includes refreshments, light bites courtesy of The Horse and Hound, and wine tastings by Cross River Wine Merchant. Doors will open at 7:30 pm. Make your reservations TODAY in person at the Library, or online via the Library website - https://lewisborolibrary.org.

$30