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1 CEL­E­BRA­TION OF LIGHTS & SONG, 1 GRO­TON HOL­I­DAY LIGHTS PARADE & TREE LIGHTING,

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2 THE CHRIST­MAS CAN­TATA, 2 NOANK MYS­TIC COMMUNITY BAND HOL­I­DAY CONCERT

and silent auc­tion; Niantic Jazzer­cise Fit­ness Cen­ter, 11-C Free­dom Way, Niantic. Doors open at 10 a.m. with the draw­ing at noon. Items are on dis­play from Nov. 18. Tick­ets $10. Win­ners need not be present at draw­ings. 860.739.5299.

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New Lon­don

Gro­ton (See story, page 12)

15 MYS­TIC BAL­LET PRESENTS CON­NECTI­CUT’S MYS­TI­CAL NUTCRACKER

at Mashan­tucket Pe­quot Mu­seum Au­di­to­rium. Tchaikovsky’s hol­i­day mas­ter­piece with a time-travel twist. Tick­ets $18-$43; 860.536.3671; info@mys ticbal­let.org.

30 LAN­TERN LIGHT TOURS

Mys­tic Sea­port. (See story, page 10)

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“A Cer­e­mony of Can­dles “will be pre­sented at 10 a.m., Sec­ond Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 45 Broad St., New Lon­don. The Choirs of Sec­ond Con­gre­ga­tional Church & First Con­gre­ga­tional Church & friends will be ac­com­pa­nied by Robert Langslet of the Coast Guard Band. Free. 860.501.5551.

2 p.m.-5 p.m. St. Patrick Church Cen­ter, Mys­tic. Sue John­ston is con­duct­ing. Ad­mis­sion is free. Re­fresh­ments are pro­vided. Hand­i­cap ac­ces­si­ble. 860.536.6318; www.noankmys­tic­com­mu­nity band.com

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4 MYS­TIC STROLL,

6 “WINE, CHEESE, SONG AND PASTA”

7 STON­ING­TON BOR­OUGH HOL­I­DAY STROLL

7 LUMINARIUM;

JAN. 6

THE MAGIC OF CHRIST­MAS

at Florence Gris­wold Mu­seum. Fan­tasy Trees adorn the gal­leries while the Florence Gris­wold House evokes a 1910 Christ­mas with his­tor­i­cally ac­cu­rate dec­o­ra­tions; 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme. 860.434.5542, www.flo­gris.org.

His­toric Down­town Mys­tic; car­ol­ing, spe­cial shop­ping dis­counts, cook­ies and hot cider. 6- 9 p.m.

Save the River — Save the Hills an­nual fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. at Flan­ders Fish Mar­ket and Res­tau­rant. A Live and Silent Auc­tion will be held and The Denise and Tony Band will en­ter­tain. Tick­ets $25. The sup­ple­ment to the keep­sake book “River of In­spi­ra­tion” will be avail­able for pur­chase. Call Eileen O’Pasek, 860.439.1687; Deb Dunn, 860.444.9247; or Fred Grim­sey, 860.442.8349 for tick­ets.

and tree lighting, 5:30 p.m., Wadawanuck Square. Car­ol­ing, horse & car­riage rides, stores open, free cider and hot choco­late. www.ston­ing­ton­bor­oughct. com

4,000 luminaries light the walk- ways of Olde Mi­stick Vil­lage and Mys­tic Aquar­ium. (See story, page 12)

7&8 MYS­TIC GAR­DEN CLUB AN­NUAL GREENS SALE 9 WIN­TER­FEST AND AN­NUAL NIANTIC LIGHT PARADE

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9 “HOL­I­DAY HARPS ON THE HILL”

15 & 16 “THE NUTCRACKER”

23 COMMUNITY CAROL SING,

24 CHRIST­MAS MU­SIC

noon-3 p.m. Fri­day and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur­day, Mys­tic Arts Cen­ter, Wa­ter Street, Mys­tic. Wreaths; cen­ter­pieces, table­top dis­plays, gifts, or­na­ments, wreaths and swags will be sold; pro­ceeds ben­e­fit var­i­ous char­i­ta­ble and civic causes. www. mys­tic­gar­den­club.com

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concert by students of Mys­tic harpist Al­lyn Donath, 2 p.m., Sec­ond Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 45 Broad St., New Lon­don. Ad­mis­sion is a non-per­ish­able food item for New Lon­don Food Pantry. 860.501.5551; www. mys­ticharpist.com

per­formed by The Eastern Con­necti­cut Bal­let at The Garde Arts Cen­ter, 325 State St., New Lon­don. Satur­day per­for­mances at 1:30 and 7 p.m., Sun­day per­for­mance at 1:30 p.m. 860-444-7373; info@gardearts.org

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Mys­tic Sea­port.

Harpist Al­lyn Donath will play songs across the cen­turies and around the globe at 6:30 p.m., Sec­ond Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 45 Broad St., New Lon­don. 860.442.5749; www.2ccnl.org

26 JAN. 1 HOL­I­DAY MAGIC AT MYS­TIC SEA­PORT

10 a.m.-4 p.m. En­joy spe­cial hol­i­day tours of the fish­ing schooner L.A. Dun­ton, learn a few magic tricks, at­tend a pro­fes­sional his­toric magic show, make your own rope wreath keep­sake.

6 SHORE­LINE RINGERS HAND­BELL ENSEM­BLE

per­forms a free concert at 3 p.m. as part of the “Mu­sic at Cen­tral” se­ries at Cen­tral Bap­tist Church, Union Square, Nor­wich. Re­cep­tion fol­lows. www. shore­liner­ingers.com

11 13 CHO­RUS OF WESTERLY PRESENTS “A CEL­E­BRA­TION OF TWELFTH NIGHT”

This an­nual mu­sic and dra­matic pro­duc­tion fea­tures singers, ac­ro­bats and dancers. 9 shows in all, check the web­site for times. The Twelfth Night Peas­ants’ Feast, a Westerly tradition for over 25 years, takes place be­tween the 4 and 8 p.m. per­for­mances. The feast be­gins at 6 on both Satur­day, Jan. 12 &13 fea­tures a hearty meal, dessert, and was­sail pre­pared by Twelfth Night chefs and served in the Ge­orge Kent Per­for­mance Hall. Tick­ets to the feast are $16. 119 High St., Westerly. 401.596.8663; www.cho­ru­sofwest­erly.org

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