The Stamford Moms Holiday 2022 Event Guide! | Stamford Moms

Excited to celebrate the 2022 holiday season? So are we! Especially since there are SO many exciting events to choose from this year. From lights to Santa visits, shopping and more… scroll down to decide which events to attend with your family!

This year we have organized the events by category. Just find the category you’re interested in, click the plus sign to the right of the category and a list of events will drop down for you! Once you’re done, click the minus sign to minimize the list and select another one!

Photos with Santa

Santa at Stamford Town Center
Daily through December 24
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. with a break, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. with a break, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
No reservation needed!

Santa at Designs by Lee
Sundays, November 27 – December 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
No reservation needed!

Santa at Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouse, Greenwich
Monday – Saturday through Christmas Eve
Monday – Friday: noon – 6 p.m.
Saturdays & Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
No reservation needed!

Santa at the Westchester Mall
Daily through December 24
Click here to make a reservation!

Selfies with Santa at the SoNo Collection, Bloomingdales Court
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 25 – December 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Meet Santa Claus at Stew Leonard’s
November 25 – December 22, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Click here to make a reservation!

 

Brunch with Santa

Boys & Girls Club Pancakes with Santa
Saturday, December 3, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Register here!

Brunch with Santa at Pinstripes Norwalk
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Make a reservation here!

Breakfast with Santa at Nordstrom, SoNo Collection
Saturday, December 3, 9 a.m. – noon
Register here!

Breakfast with Santa and Stew’s Costumed Characters at Stew Leonard’s Norwalk
Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m.
Register here!

Members only Breakfast with Santa at the Maritime Aquarium
Saturday, December 17, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Register here!

Breakfast with Santa at the IC
Sunday, December 18, 9: a.m. – noon
Register here!

Holiday Movies

Join us every Friday night at 5 p.m. in Grand Court at Stamford Town Center for beloved holiday movies presented by Stamford Moms. All are welcome!

December 2: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – special appearance by the Grinch himself at 4:30 p.m. popcorn provided by Goldfish Swim
December 9: A Christmas Carol
December 16: The Christmas Chronicles
December 23: Home Alone – popcorn provided by Goldfish Swim

The Polar Express 4D Experience®
Showing daily beginning November 25

Tree Lightings

Jackie Robinson Park of Fame Christmas Tree Lighting
Tuesday, November 22, 5:30 p.m.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at American Legion Post 12, Norwalk
Sunday, November 27, 5 p.m.

Stew Leonard’s Norwalk Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration
Tuesday, November 29, 5 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony Hosted by Springdale Neighborhood Association at Marilyn Trefry Park
Sunday, December 4, 4 p.m.

Heights & Lights at Landmark Square and Latham Park
Sunday, December 4, 5 p.m.

Harbor Point Christmas Tree Lighting
Tuesday, December 6, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Light Displays

The Holiday Wish Follow the Magic at Stamford Town Center
Time slots available until December 24
Get tickets here!
USE CODE: StamMoms22 for $5 off!
Indoor walkthrough display

The Holiday Stroll at Mill River Park
Time slots available November 18 – December 24
Get tickets here!
USE CODE: StamMoms22 for $5 off!
Outdoor walkthrough display

Lumagica Light Show at Harvest Mood & Orchard
November 18 – December 31, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Get tickets here!
Outdoor walkthrough display

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
November 18 – January 8
Get tickets here!
Outdoor walkthrough display

Christmas House Westchester at the Westchester Mall
November 18 – January 7
Get tickets here!
Indoor walkthrough display

Westchester’s Winter Wonderland Drive Thru at Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla, NY
Tuesday – Sunday, November 25 – January 1
Get tickets here!
Outdoor drive through display

Glow Hartford at the Connecticut Convention Center
November 25 – January 1
Get Tickets here!
Indoor walkthrough display

Lake Compound Holiday Lights
Select Dates, November 19 – December 31
Get tickets here!
Outdoor walkthrough display

Magic of Lights at Pratt & Whitney Stadium
November 23 – January 1, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Get tickets here!
Drive through display

 

Holiday Crafts & Baking

Scribble Dabble Creative Studio at the Stamford Moms Sip & Shop, Half Full Third Place
Sunday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Register here!

Holiday Marketplace, Photos with Santa & Kids Craft at Designs by Lee
Sundays, November 27 – December 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

It is Time to Decorate your Christmas Tree at Recreation Star Center (Ages 2 – 4)
Tuesday, December 6, 11:15 a.m. – noon

Reindeer Cupcake Class at Stew Leonard’s Norwalk
Tuesday, December 6 & Wednesday, December 7, 10 a.m.
Register here!

Handprint Keepsake Ornaments at Recreation Star Center (Ages 1 – 3)
Wednesday, December 7 & Friday, December 9, 11:15 a.m. – noon

Holiday Ornament Making at Recreation Star Center (Ages 5 – 10)
Friday, December 9, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman at Recreation Star Center (Ages 2 – 4)
Tuesday, December 13 & Wednesday, December 14, 11:15 a.m. – noon

Gingerbread House Decorating at Recreation Star Center (Ages 2 – 4)
Thursday, December 15 & Friday, December 16, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Nora’s Ovenworks Gingerbread House Decorating Class
December 16 & December 18, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reserve a spot here!

Gingerbread House Workshop at Darien Arts Center
Monday, December 19, 3 p.m.

Tiny Tot Holiday Sing-a-Long and Cookie Decorating at Recreation Star Center (Ages 1 – 3)
Tuesday, December 20 & Wednesday, December 21, 11:15 p.m. – noon

 

Holiday Shows

Elf the Musical at the Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford
Friday, November 18, 7 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m.
Get tickets here!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the Palace Theatre
November 26, 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Get tickets here!

The Nutcracker at the Darien Arts Center
Saturday, December 3, Sunday, December 4, Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11, noon & 3 p.m.
Get tickets here!

Holiday Puppet Show: The Steadfast Tin Soldier at the Greenwich Historical Society
Sunday, December 4, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Get tickets here!

Songs of the Season Featuring Marjorie McDonalds
December 4, 6 p.m.
Get tickets here!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford
Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, December 10, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Ballet School of Stamford Nutcracker Suite at Stamford Town Center
December 10 & December 11, noon & 3 p.m.
FREE family friendly performances

The Nutcracker at Stepping Stones Museum
Saturday, December 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Nutcracker at the Palace Theatre
December 17, 2 p.m. & 6 p.m, December 18, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Get tickets here!

Holiday Markets


Stamford Moms Holiday Sip & Shop at Half Full Third Place
Sunday, December 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Nick’s Christmas Gift Fair at First Congregational Church of Darien
Thursday, November 17, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

New Canaan Nature Center Holiday Market
Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday Shopping Fair at Stamford High School
Saturday, November 26, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

St. Michael’s Christmas Craft Fair at 469 North Street, Greenwich
Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Winter Market at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich
Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 3, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Norwalk Garden Club Christmas Fair
Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cranbury Chapel, 2 Frank St, Norwalk

Christmas Sip & Shop at St. Matthew Church, Norwalk
December 3, noon – 7 p.m. December 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Abilis Gardens & Gifts Holiday Sip & Shop at 50 Glenville Street, Greenwich
Wednesday, December 7, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Holiday Artisan Market
December 8, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Pop-Up Holiday Shopping at Stamford Church of Christ
Saturday, December 17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A Miracle on Wall Street Shopping Spectacular at Wall Street Theater, Norwalk
Sunday, December 18, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Hanukkah Events

Chanukah Community Celebration & Giant Menorah Lighting at Latham Park
Sunday, December 18, 4:30 p.m.

Menorah Lighting Celebration at Stew Leonard’s Norwalk
Sunday, December 18, 5 p.m.

Chanukah Menorah Car Parade
Saturday, December 24th, 6:00 p.m. meet at Chabad of Stamford
Join a parade of cars decked out with menorahs as we drive through Stamford culminating with a Giant Menorah lighting at Latham Park.

Winter Wonderland

The Enchanted Forest at the Arch Street Teen Center
Friday, November 18, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

14th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa’s Workshop presented by Jenny Allen / Compass
November 25 – December 24

Flurry Zone! An Indoor Snow Experience at the Maritime Aquarium
November 26 – January 1, every hour on the hour, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Festival of Tabletop Trees at the Greenwich Historical Society
Thursday, December 8 & Friday, December 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Candy Cane Farm at Lachat Town Farm
Friday, December 9 – Sunday, December 11
Register here!

FREE Festive Fun at St. Cecilia Parish upper parking lot
Sunday, December 11, 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Holiday Festival at the Greenwich Historical Society
Saturday, December 10, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Winter Wonderland at the New Canaan Nature Center
December 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Get tickets here!

Holiday Trains

Holiday Train Show at the NY Botanical Gardens
November 19 – January 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Get tickets here!

Santa Express at the Railroad Museum of New England
Friday – Sunday, November 25 – December 23
Get tickets here!

Great Holiday Trains Show at the Wilton Historical Society
November 25 – January 16, Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays, noon – 4 p.m.

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights at the CT Trolley Museum
Friday – Sunday, November 25 – December 30
Get tickets here!

Holiday Model Train Display at St. John’s Episcopal Church (corner of Grove & Elm Streets, Stamford)
Saturdays, November 26 & December 3, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. & 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Holiday on the Hill Train Show at Lasdon Park & Arboretum, Katonah, NY
November 26 – December 31, Thursdays – Sundays
Get tickets here!

Santa Train at the Danbury Railway Museum
Saturdays & Sundays, December 3 – December 18, 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Get tickets here!

Live Nativity

St. John’s Episcopal Church Outdoor Christmas Village
Sunday, December 11, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where to get a Christmas Tree

Want to get a pre-cut tree in town? Click here for a list!
Want to chop your ow tree? Click here for a list of farms nearby!

Exploring Babies & Toddlers

Holiday Themed – Play and Learn at Recreation Star Center (Ages 1-3)
Tuesdays, November 29, December 6, 13 & 20, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Wednesdays, November 30, December 7, 14, & 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Thursdays, December 1, 8, 15 & 22, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Fridays, December 2, 9, 16 & 23, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Winter Wiggles at Recreation Star Center (Ages 3 months – 12 months)
Thursday, December 8 & Thursday, December 22, 11:15 a.m. – noon

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