Sure the holidays seem far off and you haven’t even started saving for Christmas presents yet, but let’s be honest, the holiday season begins in October nowadays, so get ready. If filling the calendar with holiday-related goings is the plan this year, grab the daily planner and make some room.
Colonial Concert XXXVII
8 p.m. Nov. 26 at United Church on the Green, 270 Temple St., New Haven. Tickets: $5-$45. 203-777-4690, orchestranewengland.org.
Join Orchestra New England as they bring Colonial New Haven in to the present day. With a couple of wigs, waistcoats and some candlelight, guests can ring in the holiday season celebrating 37 years with Thomas Jefferson’s personally selected tunes. If you’re feeling a little fancy, a pre-concert Colonial festive buffet-style dinner will take place before the concert at 6 p.m. at The Graduate Club, 115 Elm St., New Haven, just across the street from the concert venue.
24th Annual Holiday Bazaar
12 p.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 18-19 & 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 20 at Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green, 230 Temple St., New Haven. 203-624-3101.
Take part in New Haven’s most well-known early holiday events. This special local tradition includes goodies like handmade Christmas decorations, a yarn boutique, raffles to win themed baskets, homemade pies, cakes, cookies, and also a Tag Sale and Silent Auction.
Fantasy of Lights Holiday Light Display
Sun., Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri., Sat., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 25-Jan.7, 2017 at Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven. $10-$50 (depending on transportation.) 203-777-2000.
With more than 60 attractions involving animated and LED light displays, this Fantasy of Light drive will be worth the night. So grab some snacks and a hot drink, drive through a 100,000 light display all while supporting the Easter Seals Goodwill Industries. No walking required.