Updated: Dec 8, 2021
Winter may not officially begin until December 21, but the spirit of the season is alive and vibrant—particularly in Connecticut. With its cold climate, picturesque landscapes, and vast selection of holiday festivities, now is a great time to experience all the Constitution State has to offer.
Here is a list of 31 events—one for each day of the month—happening in Connecticut this December 2021.
The outdoor ceremony will be held on the front lawn of Norwalk City Hall. Chanukah cookies and dreidels will be distributed to all attendees.
The Carriage Barn Arts Center will host a lively holiday party, complete with live music, cocktails, and a wreath auction.
Visit the Wilton Town Green for this fun-filled event, which includes a bonfire, crafts, a gingerbread house contest, and a tree-lighting ceremony.
Hosted by the Rowayton Gardeners’ club, the market will feature designer-quality wreaths, mini trees and ornaments, and one-of-a-kind gifts.
Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, including an indoor snowman festival, at this New Canaan YMCA-hosted event.
Explore the art of gel printmaking in this unique hands-on workshop, which is open to all skill levels.
Local authors Caroline and Katherine Brickley will discuss and read their new children’s book, The Friendly Bookshelf.
Enjoy a tour of the historic Lockwood-Mathews Mansion, which will be adorned with photo-worthy holiday décor.
This must-see exhibition features artwork and memorabilia from legendary rockstars, including Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan.
The Music Theatre of Connecticut’s comedic holiday production tells the story of a grown-up Cindy Lou Who, inspired by the iconic Dr. Seuss character.
Visit the Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses for photos with Santa, live reindeer, and a Christmas shop filled with holiday décor and gifts.
The holiday concert will showcase the talents of the internationally renowned a cappella group from Yale University.
Watch a screening of the Oscar-winning Korean-American film, which follows a South Korean immigrant family’s experiences in rural America.
Take an exciting tour of the historic theater and learn more about the impressive repertoire of talents its stage has showcased.
This exclusive digital event will allow you to experience the classic Charles Dickens tale from the comfort of home.
Children and adults alike will marvel at the various tiny towns and model trains that will transform the Wilton Historical Society.
The three-day festival will include inspirational film screenings, interactive workshops, and speaking engagements from local filmmakers.
Young artists will have the chance to recreate their own, simplified version of the celebrated painting.
Fan favorites from Dancing with the Stars and American Idol will delight audiences with this holiday-themed variety show.
Children age five and under are invited to Earthplace for an animal-themed story reading and a supervised encounter with one of the center’s Animal Hall residents
In addition to enjoying a bonfire, the family-friendly event will feature s’mores and guided animal encounters.
The Ridgefield Playhouse will broadcast the legendary Bolshoi Ballet’s rendition of the classic holiday ballet.
Visit the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center for a vibrant holiday party featuring food, music, and more.
Perfect for last-minute holiday shopping, the gift show features original, handcrafted works from local and nationally acclaimed artists.
For those who don’t feel like cooking for the holiday, L’escale’s New England-inspired dinner menu offers a feast of chowders, soufflés, and other seafood dishes.
Take a stroll through Mill River Park and enjoy jaw-dropping light displays, food vendors, and a seasonal beer garden.
PreK-3rd graders are invited to explore and hone their art skills at the Westport Museum of Contemporary Art.
Visit the Stratford Library for kid-friendly kits consisting of decorations that are perfect for celebrating the new year.
Wind down from the holidays and make new friends while enjoying coffee and treats at the Granola Bar on Greenwich Avenue.
Create your own wood sign at Board and Brush, which will provide all necessary materials and walk you through the process step by step.
Bring in the new year with a diverse concert of jazz, rock, and folk hits performed by the top cover band.
Here's what's happening in New York City each day of December.