74 1of74Santa Claus, accompanied by elfin helpers, will hold court this weekend at the Burr Homestead for the annual "A Visit to Santa's House," sponsored by the Junior Womenís Club of Fairfield.File photo / File photoShow MoreShow Less 2of74Mike Hanley will do four shows at the Comix comedy club at Mohegan Sun, Thursday-Saturday. Find out more. Contributed photoShow MoreShow Less 3of74 4of74Dinosaur BBQ in Stamford has started offering a happy hour from 3-7pm Monday-Friday and 12-5pm on Saturdays. - CT Bites@CTbitesShow MoreShow Less 5of74Singer Marc Anthony will perform at Foxwoods on Friday. Find out more. Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesShow MoreShow Less 6of74 7of74The UConn hockey team will play at the XL Center in Hartford this Friday. Find out more. Ned GerardShow MoreShow Less 8of74The UConn women take on Florida State this Friday during the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at Mohegan Sun Arena. Find out more. Jessica Hill/Associated PressShow MoreShow Less 9of74 10of74Watch "The Intern" starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway for just $2.00 at Newtown's Edmond Town Hall this Friday or Saturday. Find out more. Contributed PhotoShow MoreShow Less 11of74"In the Heart of the Sea" opens in theaters this weekend. Watch the trailer. Jonathan Prime, HONS / Associated PressShow MoreShow Less 12of74 13of74The Bridgeport Sound Tigers take on the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday at the XL Center in Hartford. Find out more. Mark Conrad/For Hearst Connecticut MediaShow MoreShow Less 14of74Santas will take over New York City this Saturday. But if you plan on taking Metro North into the city, leave the booze at home. The MTA has banned all alcohol at train stations and on trains this weekend. Find out more. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty ImagesShow MoreShow Less 15of74 16of74The Stamford Symphony and Pro Arte singers will perform "Messiah" on December Saturday. Find out more. Jason RearickShow MoreShow Less 17of74East Haven’s own Overshores Brewing Company is holding a BelgXmas Holiday Bash from 12-4pm on Saturday. There will be brewery tours, live music, food trucks, giveaways, Belgian beer specials, and more. Admission is free. - CT Bites Show MoreShow Less 18of74 19of74Celebrate this Christmas character in New Haven with “Krampus for Canines” on Saturday. Hope Gallery Tattoo is hosting the event at Ordinary. Make a donation and qualify for prizes and door prizes, all while enjoying food and drink specials. - CT BitesctbitesShow MoreShow Less 20of74Actor-singer Robert Dav will perform at Foxwoods Saturday in honor of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. Find out more. Contributed Photo / Contributed PhotoShow MoreShow Less 21of74 22of74Hundreds of singers and musicians will fill the stage at the Klein Memorial Auditorium on Saturday for Beethoven’s mammoth and jubilant Symphony No. 9 (often called “Choral” or “Ode to Joy”). Find out more. Contributed PhotoShow MoreShow Less 23of74Kenny Rogers is bringing his “Once Again It’s Christmas Tour” to Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday. Find out more.Contributed photoShow MoreShow Less 24of74 25of74The 2015-16 Whiffenpoofs, an all-male a capella ensemble from Yale University, visits Trinity Church in Fairfield’s Southport section for a matinee concert on Saturday. A reception will follow. Find out more. Show MoreShow Less 26of74The nonprofit Milford Preservation Trust has announced that its Holiday Open House Tour is set for Saturday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the trust. Find out more. Ned GerardShow MoreShow Less 27of74 28of74The Bethel Historical Society will hold a Victorian Children's tea party on Saturday. Kids are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal. Find out more. Jeanna Petersen ShepardShow MoreShow Less 29of74The classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Snow Queen” will be performed Saturday and Sunday by the Western Connecticut State University’s Department of Theatre Arts. Find out more. contgributed photo / Peggy StewartShow MoreShow Less 30of74 31of74The Rink at Harbor Point in Stamford is open. Head over on Saturday or Sunday. Find our more. Derek T.Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media GroupShow MoreShow Less 32of74The Danbury Titans take on the Brewster Bulldogs at the Danbury Arena on Saturday. Find out more. Danbury Titans photoShow MoreShow Less 33of74 34of74The biggest names in brewing will gather once again at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT on Saturday for the 2nd annual Beer CONN festival. Find out more. Derek T.Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media GroupShow MoreShow Less 35of74To celebrate the film's 50th anniversary, watch "The Sound of Music" on the big screen this Sunday at Newtown's Edmond Town Hall. Find out more. Handout/HOShow MoreShow Less 36of74 37of74The Ridgefield Chorale will present a concert of holiday music, this Sunday at the Ridgefield Playhouse for the benefit of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. Find out more. Scott MullinShow MoreShow Less 38of74The Bridgeport Sound Tigers take on the Hershey Bears Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena. Find out more. Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut MediaShow MoreShow Less 39of74 40of74Santa's Express will be at the Danbury Railway Museum this Sunday. Find out more. Scott MullinShow MoreShow Less 41of74“The Miracle Worker,” a dramatized story about the young Helen Keller, will be staged weekends through Sunday by the Westport Community Theatre. Find out more. Contributed photoShow MoreShow Less 42of74 43of74The Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CCP) announces the opening of 20th Retrospective: Highlights From the Past 20 Years, on display through Sunday. Find out more. Show MoreShow Less 44of74“Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical” stars William Bednar, of Brooklyn, N.Y., as Clyde, and Arielle Boutin, of Norwalk, as Bonnie. The Curtain Call production runs through Sunday in Stamford. Find out more. Contributed photoShow MoreShow Less 45of74 46of74Ring in the holiday season with Bach’s popular and celebratory "Magnificat," paired with his jubilant "Cantata Nun Danket Alle Gott" and Mendelssohn’s lovely "Come Let Us Sing" performed by the Fairfield County Chorale on Sunday in Norwalk. Find out more. Contributed PhotoShow MoreShow Less 47of74New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s principal pops conductor Chelsea Tipton returns to Shelton on Sunday with a “Holiday Extravaganza.” Find out more. Contributed PhotoShow MoreShow Less 48of74 49of74Chef Brian Lewis, one of Connecticut’s most influential chefs and celebrated for being on the cutting edge of the state’s dining scene, opened his new restaurant, The Cottage, this past weekend in Westport. Click here to see what CT Bites thinks of the new restaurant. PicasaShow MoreShow Less 50of74Santa will be at the Westfield Trumbull Mall everday through December 24. Find out more.Brennan Linsley/Associated PressShow MoreShow Less 51of74 52of74 Santa will be at the Danbury Fair Mall everyday through December 24. Find out more.Carol KaliffShow MoreShow Less 53of74Santa will be at the Stamford Town Center everyday through December 24. Find out more. H John Voorhees IIIShow MoreShow Less 54of74 55of74The Greenwich Reindeer Festival runs through December 24. Find out more. Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut MediaShow MoreShow Less 56of74The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's annual holiday exhibit runs through January 3. Visitors will see its evolution from 1850 to the 1900s, from small tabletop tree with edibles and handmade ornaments, to lavishly embellished trees that stood on the floor and almost reached the ceiling. Find out more.Contributed PhotoShow MoreShow Less 57of74 58of74Lake Compounce's fourth annual “Holiday Lights” runs through December 20. Find out more. Show MoreShow Less 59of74Santa will meet kids on the Essex Steam Train through December 27 at the Valley Railroad Company. Find out more. Carol Kaliff/Hearst Connecticut MediaShow MoreShow Less 60of74 61of74Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Bill Raymond, has some unwanted company in his bedroom in this scene from “A Christmas Carol” at Hartford Stage. The popular show, in its 18th year, runs through Sunday, Dec. 27. Find out more. T. Charles Erickson / Contributed photoShow MoreShow Less 62of74Christmas trees and wreaths will be sold throughout the holiday season by Boy Scout Troop 82 for the 51st year. The sale ends Dec. 20. Find out more. Lea Suzuki/SFCShow MoreShow Less 63of74 64of74 “Measure for Measure,” is at Long Wharf Theatre through Sunday, Dec. 20. As one of William Shakespeare’s darkest comedies, the play explores the state of affairs in the duchy of Vienna, which has become morally bankrupt and seemingly soul-less. Find out more. Joan Marcus / Contributed photoShow MoreShow Less 65of74Don't head to the mall this weekend, support local business with these ideas for gifts made in Connecticut. Carol KaliffShow MoreShow Less 66of74 67of74“Christmas on the Rocks” at TheaterWorks Hartford, is “an off-beat collection of twisted holiday tales” set in a bar on Christmas Eve. It runs through Dec. 23. Find out more. Lanny Nagler / Contributed photoShow MoreShow Less 68of74The Holiday Express Train Show runs through Jan. 3 at the Fairfield Museum and History Center. Find out more. Mike Lauterborn / For Hearst Connecticut MediaShow MoreShow Less 69of74 70of74It’s the holiday season and romance is in the air in “Bell, Book & Candle,” which is on stage at TheatreWorks New Milford through Saturday, Jan. 9. Find out more. Rich Pettibone / Contributed PhotoShow MoreShow Less 71of74Now through Feb. 7, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center is hosting a visual marvel for kids and adults alike: LEGO’s “Billion Bricks 3: Galactic Travels.” Find out more. ContributedShow MoreShow Less 72of74 73of74City firefighters are running their annual canned food drive to benefit the Salvation Army’s Holiday Food Bank and Holiday Baskets programs. The collection of non-perishable food runs through Dec. 23. Find out more. Paul Schott / Connecticut PostShow MoreShow Less 74of74 Get into the holiday spirit this weekend! Here are 50 things to do in southwestern Connecticut.