Family Fun Calendar - December 2018

Each month Connecticut Parent Magazine runs an extensive Family Fun Calendar, featuring events throughout Connecticut. All encompassing and comprehensive, it is a section our readers consistently look to and rely on to plan their family activities for the month. Below is just a small sampling of what is currently being showcased. These events mirror our Editor's Picks, and the events that lead off the current edition of the Family Fun Calendar.

Photo courtesy of the Stamford Symphony.

Jingle All the Way
Sunday, December 2 • Stamford

Get ready to Jingle All the Way with the Stamford Symphony Brass on Sunday, December 2 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Stamford. They will perform selections of seasonal works featuring sing-a-long favorites — Sleigh Ride, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Deck the Halls and more.

Tickets are $35; and free for children under 18. The First Congregational Church of Stamford is located at 1 Walton Place.

For more information, call 203-325-4466 or visit

Photo by Russell Gusetti.

Celtic Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 2 • Cheshire

In celebration of winter, light and American diversity, the Cheshire Public Library presents a Celtic Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 2 from 2-4 p.m. Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly will sing ancient and new songs about Christmas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, incorporating their unique traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance instrumentation.

Mountain dulcimer, banjo, Irish whistle, American clogging, limberjacks, vocals and their humorous narration are all part of this one-of-a-kind program.

Admission is free. The Cheshire Public Library is located at 104 Main Street. For more information, call 203-272-2245 or visit

The Addams Family: The Broadway Musical
December 6, 8 and 9 • West Hartford

The Mandell JCC’s Teen Theater is presenting The Addams Family: The Broadway Musical on Thursday, December 6, Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford.

Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family — a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $11-$13. The Mandell JCC is located at 335 Bloomfield Avenue. For more information, call 860-952-3146 or visit

Season of Peace Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 8 • Norwalk

The Norwalk Community Chorale will present Season of Peace, a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 8 at the Norwalk Concert Hall in Norwalk. The 65-member mixed chorus will perform A Celtic French Carol, Thirty Second Fa La La, Ecce Novum sung in Latin and the Christmas spiritual Shout the News.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Norwalk Concert Hall is located at 125 East Avenue. For more information, call 203-853-9842 or visit

Handel’s Messiah
Thursday, December 20 • New Haven

Hallelujah! The New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the Christ Church Choir will celebrate the holiday season at Woolsey Hall in New Haven on Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of William Boughton, they will perform Handel’s beloved vocal masterpiece, Messiah.

Tickets are $15-$74; KidTix are free with an adult; and college students are $10. Woolsey Hall is located at 500 College Street. For more information, call 203-865-0831 or visit



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