Rick’s Picks: December 2020

Greenwich Reindeer Festival

November 28 – December 22

With a brand new location at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, the 8th annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Village opened on November 25th.  Santa’s reindeer (real live reindeer!) are coming to town right up through December 23rd.  Come visit them – feeding times are daily at 9 and 3:30pm.

Winter Wonderland

December 12

Come and be transported into a whole new world as the New Canaan Nature Center transforms into a Winter Wonderland filled with fun and exciting seasonal activities for the entire family. Come down the lane and enjoy the warm festive feel the Nature Center puts on this time of year!


Breakfast with Frosty

December 14, 15, 21, 22

Frosty the Snowman will be joining Stripes (the zoo’s mascot) and Thirsty, Aquarion’s penguin, at the Beardsley Zoo’s annual holiday breakfast. Enjoy waffles or pancakes, eggs, meats, juice and hot chocolate with your favorite snowman. Advance reservations strongly recommended.



Santa At The Shore Line Trolley Museum

December 12, December 20

Santa is doing things a little differently this year but he is still spending time with us at The Shore Line Trolley Museum. Come and take a ride to visit Santa on his special trolley car which he’s set up for social distancing. Wave “Hi” and grab your holiday photos! Santa’s elves will be standing by to make sure every child gets their free gift. Walk through our decorated trolley barns and take a ride on a real antique trolley car. Our station and trolley yard will be decorated for the holidays so there are plenty of photo ops.


Holiday Selfie Station

December 9 – December 21

This year, kids of all ages visiting Stew Leonard’s will have the opportunity to take a photo while sitting on Santa’s lap, celebrating in front of a menorah, exploring a winter wonderland, or even performing with the Farm Fresh 5 – virtually. Each of the farm fresh food store’s seven locations will have a specially built selfie station, constructed entirely out of oversized green and white building blocks, where up to four people can have their photos taken with their choice of backgrounds.


Annual Holiday Express Train Show

December 23 – December 31

The Fairfield Museum opens its 10th annual holiday train show on December 5th.  The wondrous display of nostalgic model trains winding through festive holiday scenery will be up for the holiday season through January 3rd.


Big Al Anderson

Friday, December 18, 2020

Anderson composed hits for headliners Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Diamond Rio, Zac Brown, Montgomery Gentry, LeAnne Rimes and Rascal Flatts — as well as non-country artists like Sheryl Crow, the Allman Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick Jr. and Boz Scaggs. The dude can pen tunes, in other words. Check him out live at FTC!


Fairfield Comedy Club: Vic Dibinetto

December 18, 2020

His pace is frenetic. He holds no hostages. He says what you are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. The bottom line is this: Wear adult diapers if you are going to see Vic DiBitetto perform live.


Live Stream Benefit Concert: Kung Fu

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Over the last 9 years, Connecticut funk-fusion outfit Kung Fu‘s annual Toys For Tots benefit has become a cherished tradition in the CT music scene, collecting tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of toys for kids. This year’s 10th event will officially take place in The Warehouse @FTC and available as a livestream — going virtual to keep the tradition alive. The annual benefit continues to embody a sense of giving and selflessness around the holidays, as the band pulls out all the stops for the hometown celebration to benefit those less fortunate.


Fairfield Comedy Club: End Of Year Show

December 30

The decade that was 2020 is finally coming to an end! Join us as we give you a virtual show featuring some of your favorite comics putting a lid on this dumpster fire of a year with a review show full of all things 2020.