New Canaan Historical Society Waveny Now and Then

09/29/2017 to 12/22/2017

13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT Phone: 203.966.1776.

n honor of the 50th anniversary of the Town of New Canaan's acquisition of 300 acres from former resident Ruth Lapham Lloyd, the Historical Society is proud to announce Waveny Now and Then. The art exhibit features drawings, paintings, photographs and sculpture of work inspired by and/or created in Waveny Park. Mark Markiewicz, Torrance York, Antonia Betancourt, Dmitri Wright, Audrey Klotz, Drew Klotz and Jeanna Shepard will have work on display. The art will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Historical Society. The show will run through December 22. An opening reception will be held on September 29 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

Stamford Art Association - Corner Store

11/12/2017 to 12/14/2017

39 Franklin St., Stamford, CT Phone: 203 325 1139.

Thursday/Friday 11-3, Saturday/Sunday 12-3. The Stamford Art Association will present "CORNER STORE", a solo painting exhibit by Tara Blackwell at its Townhouse Gallery. Tara grew up in a household filled with artists-both her parents and her older brother-in a home teeming with differing artistic styles and modalities. The early deaths of her brother and father left her, a young painter, struggling to find her voice without her beloved teachers. In retrospect, processing these tragedies is what Tara, now a mature artist with a unique, exciting style, believes most accounts for the complexity and depth of her current work in which she employs bold colors, layers, and texture.

Rowayton Arts Center Holiday Gift Show

11/18/2017 to 12/24/2017

145 Rowayton Ave., Rowayton, CT Phone: 203-866-2744.

 Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 11am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 4pm (Closed Jan-Mar) Monday Closed

9th Annual GREENWICH REINDEER FESTIVAL & SANTA'S WORKSHOP

11/24/2017 to 12/23/2017

437 North Street, Greenwich, CT

Location: Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Hours: Monday - Friday- 12noon - 6pmand Saturday 9am - 6pm. Visit LIVE REINDEER! Photos with Santa! Train & Carousel Rides! $5 of every Photo with Santa will be donated to Kids in Crisis during the Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend, Saturday, Dec. 2. he cherished town tradition continues at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also ride on the Winter Wonderland Carousel and the North Pole Polar Express Train, all just minutes from downtown Greenwich. Parking is free. Photos with Santa begin at 12:00 PM immediately following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Holiday Refreshments will be served! Face Painting provided by Faces by Wells and Balloon Artists! Everyone is invited!

This is a memorable opportunity to meet Santa and his reindeer and have your photo taken with Santa! Photo packages with Santa begin at $29.99. Pets are welcome!! With your photo purchase receive a special Shop & Dine Greenwich Gift Bag, filled with downtown Greenwich merchant information and special offerings redeemable at participating stores and restaurants in downtown Greenwich. Hundreds of dollars in savings!

The "PEPSI NAME THE REINDEER CONTEST" will be going on again this year! Children can enter their favorite reindeer names in a ballot box at SAM BRIDGE NURSERY & GREENHOUSES. Santa Will draw the winning names December 20th. The Names will be displayed at SAM BRIDGE NURSERY & GREENHOUSES. Three winners and three winning reindeer names will be chosen.

Lockwood Mathews Mansion A Magnificent Victorian Holiday Exhibit

11/24/2017 to 01/07/2018

295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9799.

The Mansion will also feature 21st-century-holiday design and lavish trees and seasonal displays by renowned interior designers, Victoria Vandamm of Vandamm Interiors and Kip O'Brien of Kip O'Brien Design, LLC, a full-service, residential interior design firm in Cos Cob, CT. Kip's successful career includes fashion advertising at Vogue, Town & Country, and Glamour magazines and a strong understanding of color, proportion, and texture. Decorative elements are donated by Diane James Home, www.dianejameshome.com. $12 Adults, $ 10 seniors, $8 children 8-18 years old, Free under 8 years old. 1-hour tour. Tours offered Wednesdays through Sundays at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. in April through early January.

Fairfield Museum Holiday Express Train Show

12/01/2017 to 01/07/2018

370 Beach Road , Fairfield, CT Phone: 203-259-1598.

A Fairfield Museum holiday tradition! Kids and adults alike will delight in the magic of this wondrous display of model trains winding around beautiful holiday scenery. Hours Weekdays: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 1pm NEW! Open late on Fridays, 10am – 7pm Weekends: 10am – 4pm Vacation Week, December 26 – 28, 2017: 10am – 4pm Friday, December 29: 10am – 7pm Admission Fairfield Museum and History Center Members: Free. $5 Adults; $3 Seniors & Students (6-22); Children age 5 and you

Maritime Aquarium Shark-Diving Santa

12/02/2017 to 12/30/2017

10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.

Most Thurs., Sat., and Sun. in Dec. Times: 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. Cost: free with admission Santa Claus will join The Maritime Aquarium's dive team to demonstrate that sharks aren't the blood-thirsty killers of myth. He'll strap on scuba gear and enter the Aquarium's 110,000-gallon "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit as part of our regular program that lets Aquarium guests see and talk with volunteer divers swimming in the exhibit.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Choo Choo Storytime

12/06/2017 to 12/27/2017

370 Beach Road , Fairfield, CT

Wednesdays, December 6, 13, 20 & 27; 9:30am - 10am. Discover adventures on the tracks with books that spark the imagination. Sponsored by People's United Bank.

Fairfield Museum and History Center Holiday Crafts

12/08/2017 to 12/29/2017

370 Beach Road , Fairfield, CT

Fridays, December 8, 15, 22 & 29, 4:30pm – 6pm. Free with admission. Join us on Friday evenings when the Train Show is open late! Make a snowman out of marshmallows, create an array of paper snowflakes, make a popcorn garland and other fun holiday projects while enjoying cider and cookies.

Downtown Cabaret Theatre The Christmas Elf

12/09/2017 to 12/23/2017

263 Golden Hill Street,, Bridgeport, CT Phone: 203-576-1636.

12/09/2017, 12/10/2017, 12/16/2017, 12/17/2017 12/23/2017 Time: Saturdays at Noon & 2:30pm, Sundays at 1:00pm & 3:30pm. Every Christmas, Santa employs countless helper elves to keep watch over the world's kids to see who's being naughty and who's being nice, but not everyone wants Christmas this year. Find out what happens when one clever elf is met by some concerned toys who are worried about being replaced in this brand new musical where fun and imagination come to life this holiday season. Our Children's Theatre shows approximately run 75-80 minutes with a 10-minute intermission. As always, you are welcomed to bring whatever you would like to eat or drink to the performance.