It’s the most wonderful time of year! And this year it’s a shorter time of year than past holidays since Christmas is less than 4 weeks after Thanksgiving. And with that, Holiday events are starting to happen this weekend. Below is a list of Tree Lighting Ceremonies & other Holiday Events. Further details can be found on the calendar.


Tree Lighting Ceremonies

11/29: Winterfest, Bethel
Bethel’s tree in P.T. Barnum Square will be lit at the end of the day.


11/30: New Milford Town Green
Festivities begin at 5:30PM and include the lighting of the trees on the town green, as well as visits with Santa.


12/1: Adopt a Lamppost Decorating Party, Sandy Hook Village
For a donation of $50 or $100 you can help get Sandy Hook Village ready for the holidays. Donations include roping, a bow, lights, and a personalized gift tag.

12/6: Holiday on the Green, Bridgewater
Event begins at 5:30PM with the tree lighting at 7PM. Immediately following will be visits with Santa and hot chocolate.


12/6: Tree Lighting, Rams Pasture, Newtown
This annual event is sponsored by the Borough.


12/7: 19th Annual Sandy Hook Tree Lighting
The event starts at 4PM with caroling, Santa visits, and karaoke with the tree lighting taking place at 6PM. Please bring a donation for the F.A.I.T.H Food pantry.


12/7: Light the Lights, Danbury
This annual event takes place at the Danbury Library Plaza and features a lighted fire truck parade.


12/7: Holiday Tree Lighting, Brookfield
This annual tree lighting is sponsored by the Girl Scouts and takes place at Brookfield Town Hall.


Holiday Events

11/29: Winterfest, Bethel
This all day event features tons of activities in downtown Bethel. It commences with the tree lighting in P.T. Barnum Square.


12/1: Santa Sleigh Rides, Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department
For the 4th year in a row, Santa returns to the fire department with an antique sleigh. No tickets are needed – first come, first served basis. Donations accepted.


12/6 & 12/7: 20th Annual Holiday Stroll, Ridgefield
One of Ridgefield’s most beloved holiday traditions featuring horse-drawn carriages, carolers, ice sculpting and more.


12/8: 34th Annual Holiday Festival, Newtown
Watch Main Street transform into a winter wonderland. This annual event supports Newtown Youth and Family Services and features a Festival of Trees, home tours, The Nutcracker, Tea with Elsa and Anna, trolley rides and more.


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