FRIDAY, DEC. 11
SANTA WILL VISIT THE WHEELER REGIONAL FAMILY YMCA. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Crafts, elves playground, movie, and cookies. Hot chocolate. Bring your camera for photos with Santa. Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. Admission is free and open to all. Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the Plainville Community Food Pantry. GYYMCA.org
‘RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.’ Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. and Monday at 10 a.m. Special sensory-friends performance Sunday at 10 a.m. Designed for families and friends with children or adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Tickets start t $16. Bushnell.org. (860) 987-5900.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12
STAR WARS PREMIERE PARTY. 1 p.m. Celebration of the upcoming Star Wars movie. Activities, games, crafts, snacks, and a special visitor. Bring your camera. Open to all ages. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Register. (860) 793-1450.
WINTER WONDERLAND FAMILY FUN DAY. 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon of holiday entertainment including skating on the stage, photos with Santa, cupcake decorations, craft stations. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $12 per person. Free for 2 and under. (203) 346-2000. PalaceTheaterCT.org
ANNUAL SANTA’S FARM WORKSHOP. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo with Santa, animals, hay wagon ride, kids holiday crafts, arts and crafts gift shop, decorated trees, indoor waterfall, post office for letters to Santa, cookie decorating, bake sale and food truck on site. Dress appropriately for hay ride. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol. $7 per person, 12 months and under free. (860) 583-1234, elcct.org
SUNDAY, DEC. 13
AN AFTERNOON WITH SANTA CLAUS. 12 to 4 p.m. Ages toddler to Bristol. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Ct., Bristol. Register in advance. (860) 585-1715.
TUESDAY, DEC. 15
MAKE CANDY HOUSES. 6:30 p.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Space is limited. Register. (860) 793-1450.
THE 30TH ANNUAL SANTA LAND VILLAGE EVENT. Thursday and Friday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. A Winter Wonderland complete with an extensive train display, holiday craft, and, of course, Santa. Mrs. Rockwell’s Pavilion, Rockwell Park, Bristol. BristolRec.com.
FRIDAY, DEC. 18
‘FROZEN FEVER WITH ELSA, ANNA, AND SANTA CLAUS.’ 5:30 p.m., doors open. 6 p.m., show. Hole in the Wall will be transformed into a magical wonderland with elves taking photographs with Santa Claus for ‘Frozen Fever.’ Face painting, hot chocolate, meet-and-greets with Santa and performances from Elsa and Anna. Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $20 per child. Parents and guardian admitted free. Reserve. HITW.org
SATURDAY, DEC. 19
THE HAMPSTEAD STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ BY CHARLES DICKENS. 2 p.m. Free family fun. Children of all ages invited, The tale follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his clerk, Bob Cratchit, during a particularly difficult Christmas time. This adaptation educates the audience about the class system of Victorian England and encourages them to help others who are less fortunate. Children in the audience get to act in the play. Bristol Public Library Children’s Department, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristolLib.com
NOW thru DEC. 18
POLISH STORYTIME. 10:45 a.m. on Fridays. For children ages 2 to 5. Crafts. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.