Chanukah menorah lighting ceremonies in Fairfield County

The Mishkan Israel Day Camp will once again light a menorah in celebration of the Chanukah holiday at 6 p.m. at the following locations: Monday, Dec. 7, Monroe Town Green Tuesday, Dec. 8, in front of Trumbull Town Hall Wednesday, Dec. 9, Sherman Green Thursday, Dec. 10, Easton Town Green This year marks the 26th … Read more

Simplicity is key to hosting successful holiday parties

It’s that time of year again — time for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and the gatherings that go with them. Attending a holiday party is fun, however, hosting one can be downright exhausting. There are things one can do to help create an event that will be enjoyed by the guests and the host, alike. An … Read more

Santa’s coming!

It’s that magical time of year again when Santa and four of his reindeer return to celebrate the holiday season. Santa will be at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center, 48 Arch Street, in Greenwich for the annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop Nov. 27-Dec. 24. From noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, … Read more

Explore birds on with a white, snowy backdrop

The rewards of birding can be enjoyed all year long, but the coldest months can be some of the hottest times to view feathered visitors. Join long-time birder and naturalist Dick Worth at the Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield for a program to learn more about this family activity which can start at home, … Read more

Home for the holidays with The Dock Shop

The Dock Shop offers a variety of presents with a nautical theme. This year bring a bit of the beach to your holidays. At The Dock Shop you will find a collection of beautifully-crafted, Made in America items that will make wonderful gifts or beautiful additions to your holiday home. While perusing The Dock Shop’s … Read more

Here come the Boogeymen

The four boogeymen of fall have crept on us: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza, and New Year’s Eve. We worry about the fattening food, family hassles, failure to reach our dreams, and fear of exposing our disappointments to family, friends and even ourselves. The season feeds the monsters inside us (anxiety, insecurity and depression) and … Read more

Holidays celebrated with trains and a track

It’s a magical night in Fairfield when families gather on the Town Green for music, fellowship and the annual Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 4. This year, the Fairfield Museum will be an exciting part of the festivities as the  Holiday Express Train Show hosts its grand opening night from 5-8:30 p.m. that evening. These … Read more

Singers perform holiday tunes, carols

This year’s holiday music concert at Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield is Sunday, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m. It features professional soloists Jodi Keogan, soprano, and Mark Watson, baritone, accompanied by pianist David Harris. The musical program will include a selection of beautiful arrangements of popular sacred and secular solos and duets.  Amongst the … Read more

Holiday happenings for the young and young-at-heart

Kids of all ages can pet a reindeer while visiting with Santa during the annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center Nov. 28-Dec. 24. (Andrew DiCambio photo) Events • Sixth Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop; Friday, Nov. 28 – Wednesday, Dec. 24, McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center, … Read more

5 reasons to mom-and-pop holiday shop

Quick: Picture the holiday shopping experience. An image of a crowded Black Friday at the mall or a big-box retailer may well come to mind. Yet, when the National Retail Foundation surveyed consumers in October about holiday purchasing this year, close to 30% planned on doing at least some shopping at local/small businesses. There are … Read more

Christmas trivia to put you in the holiday spirit

The holiday season has arrived, and millions of people across the globe will be celebrating Christmas with their families and friends. The following are some interesting tidbits to share with your friends and loved ones this holiday season. • Each year, more than three billion Christmas cards are sent in the United States alone. • … Read more

Where to go tree hunting for Christmas

• Audubon Society H. Smith Richardson Tree Farm; choose and cut Christmas trees; Sasco Creek Road, Westport; 203-623-0646 • Bob’s Tree Farm; choose and cut Christmas Trees; 6-68 Turkey Plain Road, Rte. 53, Bethel; 203-241-3450 • Everett’s Corner Tree Farm; choose and cut Christmas trees; 136 Sherwood Road, Easton; 203-268-2508 • Fairview Tree Farm; choose … Read more

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