Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, look no further because Patch editors have picked a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.
Brookfield: Holiday Tree Lighting
When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
Where: Brookfield Municipal Center
Description: Ring in the Holiday Season with the Brookfield Girl Scouts at the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Brookfield Town Hall. The festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. sharp and include caroling, refreshments and Santa.
Brookfield: St. Joseph School Christmas Festival
When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
Where: 5 Obtuse Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT
Description: More than 35 vendors will sell their wares.
New Milford: AWS Annual Christmas Bazaar
When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
Description: The Animal Welfare Society of New Milford's Annual Christmas "Fundraising" Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 1, at the New Milford Railroad Station.
Bethel: Journey to Bethlehem
When: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
Where: First Congregational Church of Bethel
Description: People of all ages from the Bethel community are invited to a series of fun gatherings designed to help us experience what it might have been like to journey with Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Through various activities, conversation and short video clips filmed on location in Jesus' homeland, you will deepen your understanding of Jesus’ life and times. Each gathering will begin with a potluck or pizza from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Monroe: Historical Society Christmas Fair
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: The Old Monroe Schoolhouse, 311 Wheeler Road, Monroe
Description: Visit us for all your Christmas needs! From cards to tags, to wrapping paper to bags. We have a large variety of home decorations and ornaments. As always, there will be a huge selection of gifts and our holiday favorites: English Muffin Bread and homemade jams and jellies.
Monroe: Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe
Description: The Monroe Women's Club invites all residents to attend their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Town Hall Gazebo. Come join us to help usher in the holiday season and enjoy listening to the Jockey Hollow Chorus, Masuk High School musicians, a sing-a-long, and enjoy refreshments while waiting the arrival of Santa, Mrs. Claus and one of their elves. Luminarias will also be available for last minute purchase, to benefit the clubs' community projects - they are $5.00 a dozen. For more information on our organization please visit www.monroewomensclub.org and "like" us on Facebook.
Monroe: Holiday Fair
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 175 Old Tannery Rd, Monroe
Description: St. Peter's annual Holiday Fair will be held in the Parish Hall. The Fair sponsored by the St. Peter's Episcopal Churchwomen will feature: Attic Treasures with antiques, glassware, jewelry, Christmas decorations & ornaments, children's toys, books & games. A Luncheon will be served from 11:30am - 2:30pm that will include a variety of homemade soups, hot dogs, chips and beverages and homemade apple crisp a la mode, there also will be a Cookie Walk, Baked Goods, Homemade Cake walk musical game, & a Chinese Auction. Pictures with St. Nick too!
Ridgefield: 13th Annual Holiday Stroll
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Downtown Ridgefield on Main Street
Description: Downtown Ridgefield will be hosting their annual Holiday Stroll all day on Saturday, December 1st. There will horse-drawn carriage rides, musical performances, children’s shows, ice sculpting and much, much more! As always, we’ve heard the Santa and Mrs. Claus are even planning a stop at this year’s Holiday Stroll. If this snow continues, they’ll need Rudolph to get them here!
Easton: Holiday Open House at Adams Schoolhouse
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2
Where: The Adams Schoolhouse
Description: Join us as we ring in the holiday season on December 2 with a special holiday open house at the historic one-room Adams Schoolhouse in Easton. Children and their families are invited to make holiday crafts and enjoy hot cider and sweet treats. Carolers from Joel Barlow High School’s Select Choir will close the holiday festivities with song and good cheer at 3 p.m. In the spirit of the season of helping others, the society is accepting non-perishable food donations for local food shelters.
Darien: Sit & Talk with Santa
Where: Outside The Melting Pot 14 Grove St, Darien, CT 06820
When: 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1
Description: Come sit on Santa's lap and see if you made it on the nice list this year. You can enjoy music, food, elves, santa, glow snap bands, and MORE! There could be a BIG surprise! Come right outside of the Melting Pot to the Grove Street Plaza. Santa Comes Down the Chimney at 5 p.m. Come Ride on Rudolph & Lucy the Polar Bear at 4 p.m.! Live music, free candy Canes, cocoa and glow stix.