1 CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS & SONG, 1 GROTON HOLIDAY LIGHTS PARADE & TREE LIGHTING,
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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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
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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
4 MYSTIC STROLL,
6 “WINE, CHEESE, SONG AND PASTA”
7 STONINGTON BOROUGH HOLIDAY STROLL
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
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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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