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Saturday, December 1, 2018
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  Old Saybrook: Fairy Doors Scavenger Hunt
Description:
Find the doors to the Fairy Realm. There are 28 of these five-inch doors in retail locations throughout town. See how many you can find. Maps and photos of the doors available online or at Sweet Luna's, Ocean Art Studio, and the Acton Library. More info: 860-395-3139

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9:00am [9:00am] Guilford: Holiday Open House
Description:
Step back in time and visit the 1844 Dudley farmhouse and museum for cookies, carols and merriment and browse through the two floors of the 1890 Munger Barn to purchase those special homegrown and handmade artisanal gifts presented by more than 30 local vendors. See Father Christmas, listen to the dulcimer, and experience the hospitality of a 19th century Connecticut farm on December 1, 2 and 8. The Dudley Farm, home to the Dudley family for nearly 300 years, is located on 10 picturesque acres. The barns, outbuildings and animals are representative of the period and give a unique glimpse into life and work on a family farm. Our chickens, sheep and oxen are part of our daily chores, while period flower and herb gardens, pastures, meadows and woods evoke a gentle sense of the past. We invite you to visit us "down on the farm!"

[9:00am] Home Depot Stores: Kids' Workshop
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Bring the kids to Home Depot to complete a free wood craft project. Scheduled projects: April 7 - Window Birdhouse May 5 - Windmill Planter June 2 - Classic Car July 7 - Fishing Game August 4 - Bookworm Bookends September 1 - Field Goal Game October 5 - Fireboat November 3 - Helicopter November 24 - Gingerbread Man Ornament December 1 - Sled with Reindeer January 5 - Easel with Whiteboard All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.


[10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
Description:
Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by. Registration for this table is not required – just come ready to tinker, play and create!

[10:00am] South Windsor: Gingerbread House Festival
Description:
Celebrate “Peace on Earth” during the holidays this year and experience one of the largest gingerbread house festivals in New England. Be filled with wonder and be touched by peace as you gaze upon row after row of creative and colorful gingerbread creations, all created by regional artisans and bakers, students and community members, expert and beginner alike. The Wood, located on historic Old Main Street, provides the perfect holiday venue for showcasing the sugary artistic creations among sparkling lights and colorful decor. Musical performances, story time and craft events, even visits from Santa will be scattered throughout the festival providing patrons with an uplifting, peaceful and creative break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Finally, don’t forget to stop by “Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe” for the opportunity to take home a bit of the magic with many holiday themed gifts and treats.





[1:00pm] New Haven: Storytelling with Santa
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Santa will visit The Shops at Yale and read stories to children and take photos with families from 1:00-3:00pm. Free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. -Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at The Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway, with free face painting. -Sundays, Nov. 25 and Dec 23 at Willoughby’s Coffee & Tea, 194 York Street. -Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at Claire’s Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel Street.






[2:00pm] Storrs: Winter Welcome
Description:
The Mansfield Downtown Partnership invites residents and visitors to celebrate the start of winter at the 6th annual Winter Welcome. Enjoy a variety of fun activities, check some names off your shopping list, and join in a community sing-along.

[2:00pm] Storrs: Winter Welcome
Description:
The Mansfield Downtown Partnership invites residents and visitors to celebrate the start of winter at the 6th annual Winter Welcome. Enjoy a variety of fun activities, check some names off your shopping list, and join in a community sing-along.







[3:00pm] New Haven: Sample-It Saturdays (crafts)
Description:
Try different craft supplies and create your own items. Sample-It Saturdays are always FREE and kid-friendly! November 10: Gel Plate Printing November 17: Thanksgiving Cards November 24: Marbling December 1: Snowman Masks December 8: Holiday Cards December 15: Holiday Lights Craft December 22: Snow Globe Ornaments December 29: POSCA Markers








[4:30pm] Westbrook: Tree Lighting
Description:
Join us at Water's Edge and enjoy the beginning of the Christmas season! Activities include pictures with Santa, tree lighting, cookie decorating, and more!









[5:00pm] Meriden: Festival of Silver Lights
Description:
There will be over 200 figures and buildings decorated with more than 350,000 twinkling white lights. More info: 203-630-4259

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