What’s Happening in and Around Westport

HolidayWestportLights1,000,000 Lights!
very day through January 1, 2016  •  5:00pm to 10:00pm
The Holiday Light Fantasia 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights. ​ Whimsical holiday scenes, familiar characters and local tributes shine bright in larger-than-life lighted scenes and 200 individual displays. Lighted animations celebrate not only Christmas, but Hanukkah, New Year’s and Three Kings Day. ​Benefitting the Channel 3 Kids Camp, The Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 90,000 visitors last year!
Cash only: $15 Car.
Hartford Goodwin Park, 1130 Maple Avenue, Hartford, CT


Tap Takeover
Tuesday, Dec 22 • 5pm

Westport TapTwo of Connecticut’s best craft beer brewers are coming together for one night only! NEBCO & Beer’d! Enjoy an amazing selection including Mystery Casks, 668, Fuzzy Baby Ducks, Coconut Joy, Supernaut, Sea Hag, Coriolis, Whisker’d Wit, Midnight Oil, 8 Days a Week & More!

COALHOUSE PIZZA, 85 High Ridge Rd, Stamford, Connecticut 06905


santawestportSanta and his Live Reindeer are in Town!
Through December 23, 2015.
The town tradition continues for the seventh year! Have your photo taken with Santa and give your child a magical moment they’ll remember forever: feeding live reindeer! Photos with Santa Hours: Monday – Friday: 12 – 6pm; Saturday: 9am – 6pm, Sunday: 9am – 5pm; Christmas Eve: 9am -3pm. Reindeer Feeding Times: Monday – Friday at 4pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9am & 4pm.
McArdle’s Florist & Garden Center, 48 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT
For more information, visit www.greenwichreindeerfestival.com


Gifts For The Great Ones • December 21, 7pm
Deon Kipping presents “Gifts For The Great Ones” a concert and toy drive. Get into the spirit with holiday music at the Bijou Theatre. Admission is free: just bring a toy to donate.
The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

Christmas Storybook • Wednesday, December 23, 2015
An amazing Gospel Showcase to satisfy a multitude of interests.  Christmas Storybook brings the holiday magic to the stage featuring R. Patryce Bryant and friends.  All acts to be announced! Doors open at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm Tickets: $15; Table Seats: $20
The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT
For more information contact the Bijou Box Office at (203)332-3228 or visit http://thebijoutheatre.com/films/gospel-rocks-bijou/


Frozen Family Sing-a-Long  • Saturday, December 26, 2015 • 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Frozen WestportJoin members of the Music Theater of Connecticut and sing along to the songs of the Academy Award-winning Disney film Frozen at Westport Library. A mountain climber and a young girl named Anna journey through snowy peaks and dangerous cliffs to find the legendary Snow Queen and end the perpetual winter prophecy that has fallen over their kingdom. Just “Let It Go!” (2013, 108 mins.)
You can also catch one of these movies during vacation week.They all will be shown at 2:00pm:
Monday, December 28:  My Neighbor Totoro
Tuesday, December 29: Minions
Wednesday, December 30: Inside Out
Thursday, December 31: The Red Balloon
At the Westport Library, 20 Jessup Road, Westport CT. For more information visit, http://westportlibrary.org/events/


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
WestportTickets are now on sale for the 2001 Tony® Award Winner for Outstanding Revival of a play. Directed by Tanya Feduik-Smith. Randle Patrick McMurphy contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce artinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the world series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction a frontal lobotomy.Theatre seats: $23, Table seats: $28. Student seats: $18.
The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport CT
For more information contact the Bijou Box Office at (203)332-3228 or visit http://thebijoutheatre.com


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Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."