15 MUSIC AND MEDIA. The United States Coast Guard Chamber Players presents Music and Media, a performance featuring live performers in concert with both visual and audio media, at 2 p.m., in Leamy Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. Music and Media is about the interaction of live soloists with electronic media in music, encompassing a wide variety of styles. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call (860)701-6826, www.uscg.mil/band. 22 FREE CONCERT. The United States Coast Guard Band presents “A Windy City Preview,” at 2 p.m., at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London. The concert serves as a preview for the band’s December appearance in Chicago for the Midwest Clinic, one of the most highly regarded conferences for performing musicians, educators and students. The concert includes notable classical selections from three centuries of music, including works by Richard Wagner and Sergei Prokofiev. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call (860)701-6826, www.uscg.mil/ band. 20 2ND ANNUAL SPIRITS OF SHARING. A wine and beer tasting and silent auction, 7-9 p.m., at Smith’s Acres (4 West Main St., Niantic). Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served as well as a variety of fine wines and beers. A keepsake wine glass will also be given to each attendee. Benefits the local Care & Share organization. Tickets, $25. Mermaid Liquors, (860) 739-2300; Smith’s Acres, (860) 691-0528; or Care & Share, (860) 7398502. 20-Feb. 14 16th ANNUAL HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW. A yearly holiday tradition, the show features an operating model railroad with all the bells and whistles. Included with museum admission. Connecticut River Museum, Essex. www.ctrivermuseum.org or call (860) 767-8269. 21-Jan.10. MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS. Enjoy fantasy trees at the Florence Griswold Museum, along with Miss Florence’s Artist Tree, a historically accurate representation of Christmas in the main house. A group of talented designers and artists lavishly decorate Fantasy Trees inspired by the exhibition “Call of the Coast.” Then, newly painted palettes added this year to Miss Florence’s Artist Tree brings the number to over 100 pieces of artwork donated by artists from all over the country. The main floor of the house evokes the homespun preparations for a festive 1910 Christmas in a boardinghouse for artists. www.florenceGriswoldMuseum.org or call (860)434-5542. 21-22 NUTCRACKER ON ICE. 12th annual event hosted by the Norwich Figure Skating Club, held at the Norwich Municipal Ice Rink. Shows at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. $12, reserve seating; $10, general seating; children under 12 and seniors for general seating, $8. www.norwichfsc.com or call (860) 608-4351. 22 NOVEMBER CLASSICAL CONCERT. Performed by the Chorus of Westerly. Shows at 4 and 6 p.m. of Mozart’s “Mass in C Minor.” visit www.chorusofwesterly.org or call (401) 596-8663. 27 MEET WITH SANTA. Santa visits the Florence Griswold Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides with Santa for $2 per rider. After, make a holiday craft in the education center. www.florencegriswoldmuseum.org or call (860)434-5542. 27 2ND NIGHT. A dress-to-impress benefit for The Gemma E. Moran Food Center in New London. Local playwrights’ one-act plays. Enjoy theater, art, fashion, music, dessert, wine and coffee bar. 8-10 p.m. Tickets, $20 in advance; $25 at the door. (860)443-3786. 27 LIGHT UP CITY HALL. 18th annual illumination of Norwich City Hall with a visit from Santa and carol singing, beginning at 5 p.m. Also, horse-drawn wagon rides, vocalists, ventriloquists and free refreshments. (860) 889-0754. 27-28 SANTA TO THE STARS. Brady White, a.k.a. “Santa to the Stars,” is one of America’s most sought after Santas. He greets children from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meeting House at Olde Mistick Village. www.oldemistickvillage.com or (860)536-4941. 27-28 MYSTIC SEAPORT FIELD DAYS. With traditional 19th century games on the Village Green, including wagon rides, hot cider and rollicking songs of the sea. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.mysticseaport.org or call (860) 572-5315.