WOODRUFF POTTERY OPEN STUDIO. Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 1 to 5 p.m. Christmas cheer and goodies. 1067 Woodruff St., Southington. (860) 302-1191.
SATURDAY, DEC. 5
TENTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday and general handcrafted items. Applications available. St. Paul’s Church, 145 Main St., Southington. (860) 628-8486.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA AND BAZAAR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features include knitted and craft items, unique ornaments, gift items, homemade Christmas cookies and fudge. Tea luncheon with finger sandwiches, fancy cookies and beverages. Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington. (860) 628-6996.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. A holiday variety show for the whole family presented by Southington Community Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. $15. Tickets can be bought in advance at Just For You… Country Gifts, 979 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Southington. The Music Shop, 405 Queen St., Southington. Or at the door. Also online, SouthingtonCommunityTheatre.org. SouthingtonTheatre@ gmail.com, (860) 543-3865.
ALOYSIUS CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors, gift baskets, baked goods, swags, handmade items, etc. Lunch/ refreshments. St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville.
SUNDAY, DEC. 6
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. After the 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Mary Our Queen Church. Breakfast costs $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, oven roasted potatoes, biscuits, juice, beverage. Tickets are available at the door.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9
DISCOVER CHRISTMAS AT THE NEWPORT MANSIONS. Held by Cruz’in Congos. Tour the Breakers and the Elms, decorated for Christmas. Cost includes deluxe motor coach. Admission to mansions and lunch at Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant. (860) 628-8982, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE STANLEY BLACK AND DECKER SENIORS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY. 12 to 3 p.m. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. Tickets available at Stanley Center, 400 Myrtle St.. Bus transportation provided.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11
‘THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS’ CONCERT BY ELISABETH VON TRAPP. 7 p.m. Granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired “The Sound of Music.” St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington. $15. Tickets available through EventBrite.com or emailing Matt Colsson, email@example.com. (860) 628-8486.
SUNDAY, DEC. 13
BENNETT FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT. 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. Bennett Family of Cheshire will present a musical concert for the holiday season. Enjoy the festival sounds of hand bells, instrumentals, vocals, and a seven-piece accordion ensemble. Light refreshments will be served. A free-will offering will be accepted. All are welcome.
NOW thru DEC. 20
FOURTH ANNUAL ‘HOLIDAY LIGHTS.’ Friday, 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. Seasonal holiday themed event. New this year is a 100-foot tall decorated tree with hundreds of thousands of lights and decorations. A ceremonial lighting of the tree will be held nightly at 5 p.m. on Fridays and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Full family entertainment for all ages. Kiddieland rides, and family-themed rides. Train will be transformed into the North Pole Railway. Lake Compounce Amusement Park, 822 Lake Ave., Bristol. $15.99 for adults, $11.99 for children 4 to 10, free for children 3 and under.