Friday, December 14, 2018
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  Old Saybrook: Fairy Doors Scavenger Hunt
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

10:00am [10:00am] Branford: Mini-Maker Table
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
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.

[10:30am] Bloomfield: Holiday Silly Song Sing-a-Long
Enjoy popular children's songs, musical games, dance movements, and rhythms. Be prepared to act silly! More info: 860-242-0041

[3:00pm] Manchester: Santa's Workshop
A free event sponsored by Wickham Park from December 13th through December 23rd. Children of all ages enjoy visits with Santa and his elves and refreshments with Mrs. Claus. Santa’s Workshop provides a chance for children to enjoy a non-commercialized Christmas experience. Guests are welcome to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to area food pantries. Hours are 3-6pm weekdays and 1-5pm on weekends. Come and create a new family tradition.

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

[5:00pm] Southport: Caroling Party and Open House
A holiday tradition of family fun continues. Activities include horse-drawn carriage ride through Southport Village, cookie decorating, make a pine cone bird feeder and other holiday crafts, and listen to St. Thomas Aquinas choir and The Harbor Blues from Greens Farms Academy. Help Pequot give back this holiday season! Donations of new (unwrapped) English or Spanish books to benefit the ESL program at the Bridgeport Public Libraries are welcome. Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides: 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Tickets required for carriage ride. Tickets available at the circulation desk starting at 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.: Open seating for carriage rides. First come, first served. Last ride at 7 p.m. Thank you to our sponsors: Fairfield Country Day School, Maplewood at Southport, Fairfield Veterinary Hospital, Candlewood Market, Bigelow Tea.

[6:00pm] Washington Depot: Holiday at the Depot
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!