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01 Dec

Ukranian Egg Decoration workshop

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm Grange Hall Cultural Center

December 1, 1-4pm-- Ukranian Egg Decoration for the Holidays, a crafting workshop led by Lindsey Bolger and brought to you by Across Roads Center for the Arts. $20/person (Includes materials). Grange Hall Cultural Center.
http://discoverwaterbury.com



01 Dec

Ukranian Egg Decoration workshop

01:00 pm to 04:00 pm Grange Hall Cultural Center

December 1, 1-4pm-- Ukranian Egg Decoration for the Holidays, a crafting workshop led by Lindsey Bolger and brought to you by Across Roads Center for the Arts. $20/person (Includes materials). Grange Hall Cultural Center.



01 Dec

A River of Light Lantern Parade

05:00 pm to 06:00 pm Downtown Waterbury

After a full day of shopping and revelry, the fun culminates with the River of Light Lantern Parade at 5pm. The River of Light Parade features elaborate artist-made lanterns joining simpler lanterns imagined and created by children and adults. The theme for this year’s parade is “Fantastical Favorite Foods: From Farms to Families” and after dancing through town the parade will end at Dac Rowe Fields with a community bonfire.



01 Dec

A River of Light Lantern Parade

05:00 pm to 06:00 pm Downtown Waterbury

After a full day of shopping and revelry, the fun culminates with the River of Light Lantern Parade at 5pm. The River of Light Parade features elaborate artist-made lanterns joining simpler lanterns imagined and created by children and adults. The theme for this year’s parade is “Fantastical Favorite Foods: From Farms to Families” and after dancing through town the parade will end at Dac Rowe Fields with a community bonfire.
http://discoverwaterbury.com



01 Dec

Holiday Beer Tasting

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm Craft Beer Cellar

Sample the best in holiday beers at Craft Beer Cellar!



01 Dec

Holiday Beer Tasting

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm Craft Beer Cellar

Sample the best in holiday beers at Craft Beer Cellar.
http://discoverwaterbury.com



01 - Dec

Very Merry Waterbury Holiday Stroll

09:00 am to :

On Saturday, December 1st, businesses throughout town celebrate the holiday season with special events and activities for the Holiday Stroll. As part of the Very Merry Waterbury calendar, local stores, restaurants, and breweries encourage shoppers to spend a little time at their stores with special sales, refreshments and holiday fare. Two highlights this year is the Very Merry Waterbury Holiday Artisans’ Boutique and Santa’s Winterfest Auction. The Boutique is hosted by Revitalizing Waterbury and can be found at 1 Elm Street from 9:30 -4:30. Ten local artists and crafters will be selling items that are perfect for someone on your list. Pottery, glass, photography, jewelry, prints, cards, clothing are just some of the items you will find at the Artisans’ Boutique. There will also be a silent auction of beautiful craft items to benefit Revitalizing Waterbury and a gift wrap station. Santa’s Winterfest Auction is a fun auction to support Waterbury’s annual Winterfest. You’ll find all the action at the American Legion on Stowe Street, including Santa! The Holiday Stroll starts with live music from Sergio and Sheila at KC’s Bagel Café from 9-11am, while The Tiny Acorn will entertain the children with a free puppet show at 10:30. Bridgeside Books welcomes author Stephen Russell Payne for a book signing of his book Life on a Cliff between 10-2 pm. There are plenty of open houses, including Jeremy Ayers Pottery and Stowe Street Café where you can find treats, specials and demonstrations. If there is a chill in the air, head over to the Hot Cocoa Bar at Axel’s Gallery & Frame Shop. They’ll have delicious hot cocoa with all sorts of toppings! Craft Beer Cellar is planning a holiday beer tasting from 5:30 – 7 pm. There are two special activities happening at the Grange Hall Cultural Center. Kindercrafts with Jenni Bee from 10-11:30 am is a wonderful workshop for children ages 7-12 to make holiday crafts and gifts. Lindsey Bolger will be hosting a Ukranian Egg Decoration craft workshop from 1-4 pm. It’s $20 per person including materials. After a full day of shopping and revelry, the fun culminates with the River of Light Lantern Parade at 5pm. The River of Light Parade features elaborate artist-made lanterns joining simpler lanterns imagined and created by children and adults. The theme for this year’s parade is “Fantastical Favorite Foods: From Farms to Families” and after dancing through town the parade will end at Dac Rowe Fields with a community bonfire.



01 Dec

Live music with Sergio and Sheila

09:00 am to 11:00 am KC's Bagel Cafe

Enjoy live holiday music with Sergio and Sheila during the Holiday Stroll.



01 Dec

Very Merry Waterbury Holiday Artisans' Boutique

09:30 am to 04:30 pm 1 Elm Street

The Boutique is hosted by Revitalizing Waterbury and can be found at 1 Elm Street from 9:30 -4:30. Ten local artists and crafters will be selling items that are perfect for someone on your list. Pottery, glass, photography, jewelry, prints, cards, clothing are just some of the items you will find at the Artisans’ Boutique. There will also be a silent auction of beautiful craft items to benefit Revitalizing Waterbury and a gift wrap station.



01 Dec

Meet the Author: Stephen Russell Payne

10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Join us in welcoming local author Stephen Russell Payne back to Bridgeside Books with his latest novel, Life on a CliffLife on a Cliff is the long-awaited sequel to Cliff Walking


About the Book: This suspenseful new story takes us back to Winter's Cove, Maine where famous seascape artist Francis Monroe has come to deeply love Kate Johnson and her artistic son, Stringer. After being tracked from California to Maine by their abusive husband and father, Leland, they survive a brutal attack and subsequent brutal trial. Francis then expects they can all enjoy a normal life together. Kate, however, is anything but settled as her old demons threaten to destroy the good life she and Francis have fought so hard to create.

Set on the coast of Maine, Life on the Cliff explores how deeply-rooted we are in our established ways and that change, in its many forms, can be exceedingly hard to accept--even if it is for the better.  

http://bridgesidebooks.com



01 Dec

Hot Cocoa Bar

10:00 am to 04:00 pm Axel's Gallery & Frame Shop - 5 Stowe Street

Axel's will be hosting a Hot Cocoa Bar for you to imbibe in during your day of exploration and holiday shopping in Waterbury! Stop in, warm up and recharge with a delicious cup of hot milk cocoa. We look forward to seeing you!
https://www.axelsgallery.com/events



01 Dec

KinderCrafts with Jenni Bee

10:00 am to 11:30 am Grange Hall Cultural Center

KinderCrafts with Jenni Bee- Holiday Crafts and Gift Making (for 2-7year olds) and brought to you by Across Roads Center for the Arts. $10 for adult and first child, $5 each additional child (includes materials). Grange Hall Cultural Center.
http://discoverwaterbury.com



01 Dec

Santa's Silent Auction

12:00 pm to 04:30 pm Various businesses on Stowe Street

The annual Waterbury Winterfest Santa’s Silent Auction fundraiser is Saturday, December 1 from noon to 4:30pm. Santa is our greeter and ready for photos with kids. Santa’s elves will be hosting auction items from 12-4pm at these Stowe Street businesses: Axel’s Gallery and Frame Shop, Lasting Image Salon, Bridgeside Books and Stowe Street Emporium. Then all auction items will be moved to the American Legion for a 4:30pm closing and final bidding. This annual fundraiser helps fund Waterbury recreational opportunities. The auction features fabulous goods and services from generous Waterbury and Stowe businesses. The event will be traditional silent auction bidding as well as a raffle-type “action auction.” You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be announced on Facebook @waterburywinterfest.
http://www.WaterburyWinterfest.com



01 Dec

Jeremy Ayers Pottery Open House

12:00 pm to 05:00 pm Elm Street

Visit Jeremy Ayers in his Pottery Studio, see demonstrations, purchase beautiful gifts
http://discoverwaterbury.com



02 Dec

Breakfast with Santa

08:00 am to 10:00 am Best Western Plus - Waterbury Stowe

Breakfast with Santa will take place on Sunday, December 2nd at the Best Western Plus from 8-10:00 AM. It includes a full hot continental breakfast and an opportunity for Children to sit with Santa and visit too. TICKETS IN ADVANCE WILL BE $10.95 for adult and $7.95 for children 5-14. Children under five can eat free. TICKETS AT THE DOOR WILL BE $12.95 for adult and $9.95 for children 5-14. Children under five can eat free. Tickets will be available at the front desk for purchase.



02 Dec

Breakfast with Santa

08:00 am to 10:00 am Best Western Plus - Waterbury Stowe

Breakfast with Santa will take place on Sunday, December 2nd at the Best Western Plus from 8-10:00 AM. It includes a full hot continental breakfast and an opportunity for Children to sit with Santa and visit too. TICKETS IN ADVANCE WILL BE $10.95 for adult and $7.95 for children 5-14. Children under five can eat free. TICKETS AT THE DOOR WILL BE $12.95 for adult and $9.95 for children 5-14. Children under five can eat free. Tickets will be available at the front desk for purchase.
http://discoverwaterbury.com



02 Dec

Breakfast with Santa

08:00 am to 10:00 am Best Western Plus - Waterbury Stowe

Breakfast with Santa will take place on Sunday, December 2nd at the Best Western Plus from 8-10:00 AM. It includes a full hot continental breakfast and an opportunity for Children to sit with Santa and visit too. TICKETS IN ADVANCE WILL BE $10.95 for adult and $7.95 for children 5-14. Children under five can eat free. TICKETS AT THE DOOR WILL BE $12.95 for adult and $9.95 for children 5-14. Children under five can eat free. Tickets will be available at the front desk for purchase.
http://discoverwaterbury.com



06 Dec

Enjoy A Taste the Season: Wine, Cheese(cake) + Music, Books, Home + Teas

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm Bridgeside Books

Enjoy A Taste of the Season: Join us for an evening of Wine, Cheese (cake) + Music, Books, Home + Teas!

We will be sippin' wine, nibblin' local cheeses, and sampling delicious cheeseCAKE from Jeffs Cheesecakes along with local music. 

Work on your shopping list for everyone on your list—Books, Home + Teas! As always we off complimentary gift-wrap for all your lovely presents!




08 Dec

Wooden Ornament Workshop

10:00 am to 12:00 pm 201 Hollow Road in Waterbury Center (the historic Seminary building)

MakerSphere hosts a workshop geared to making Wooden Ornaments The Handcrafting & Ceramics MakerSphere Satellite Space is hosting a Wooden Ornaments workshop on Dec 8th from 10am to noon. This course will offer the student some design and crafting work with basic hand tools.  Making small Christmas ornaments out of wood will make this years holiday one to remember.  Small birdhouse ornaments that can hang on the tree or on a nice shelf.  Learn how to cut, drill, and fasten to make something you will enjoy.  Try your hand at different designs once you know the tools and process of our designs. To sign up or to learn more contact the instructor, Brian Schwartz at [email protected] Class size is limited, costs $35 and will be held at 201 Hollow Road in Waterbury Center (the historic Seminary building). MUST REGISTER BY DEC 05.
https://www.makerspherevt.com/education



08 Dec

Story Time with Farmer John & Alpaca Lunch

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

We are SO excited to welcome back Sweet Pea and Friends: Alpaca Lunch! Farmer John and Maisie & Laddie will be on hand to read the new book, plus signing copies!
http://bridgesidebooks.com



09 Dec

Santa in Stowe Street

03:00 pm to 05:00 pm Waterbury Senior Center

The Waterbury Rotary is welcoming Santa to Stowe Street on Sunday December 9th from 3-5pm. Santa and his elves will eager to hear holiday wishes, pose for photos, and will have a small gift for the young ones. There will be hot chocolate, cookies to decorate, activities for children, holiday music, and a festive atmosphere. This event is open to everyone in the area including those who are only a kid at heart. To ensure the warmth and comfort of visitors, this year Santa's visit will be held in the Senior Center at 14 Stowe Street. The event is free and donations of non-perishable food will be collected for the Waterbury Area Food Shelf. Please swing by and enjoy some holiday cheer with Santa and the Waterbury Rotary club. Special thanks to the Senior Center for hosting this year's event.



09 Dec

Santa in Stowe Street

03:00 pm to 05:00 pm Waterbury Senior Center

The Waterbury Rotary is welcoming Santa to Stowe Street on Saturday the 9th from 3-5pm. Santa and his elves will eager to hear holiday wishes, pose for photos, and will have a small gift for the young ones. There will be hot chocolate, cookies to decorate, activities for children, holiday music, and a festive atmosphere. This event is open to everyone in the area including those who are only a kid at heart. To ensure the warmth and comfort of visitors, this year Santa's visit will be held in the Senior Center at 14 Stowe Street. The event is free and donations of non-perishable food will be collected for the Waterbury Area Food Shelf. Please swing by and enjoy some holiday cheer with Santa and the Waterbury Rotary club. Special thanks to the Senior Center for hosting this year's event.
http://discoverwaterbury.com



15 Dec

Holiday Story Time with Sarah Dillard 'I Wish it Would Snow!'

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! A little rabbit’s wish comes true when the world becomes a winter wonderland in this witty, wistful picture book.

Join Bridgeside Books for a special holiday Story Time with local author Sarah Dillard. Perfect for little ones, snow lovers, and anyone in the holiday spirit. 

Treats and warm mulled cider served. Free and open to all.

http://bridgesidebooks.com



16 Dec

An Afternoon with Local Piano Students!

01:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Join Bridgeside Books in welcoming local piano students for an in-store recital. Enjoy live tunes while working on your Christmas list!
http://bridgesidebooks.com



16 Dec

A Holiday Musical Munchkins with Miss Andrea

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Bridgeside Books

Join us for a special Holiday Musical Munchkins with Miss Andrea at Bridgeside Books! We are so excited to welcome Miss Andrea for a fun + musical morning at Bridgeside Books.

Miss Andrea has 25 years of teaching music & movement classes for babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. 

This event is perfect for little ones up to age 6. Free and Open for all!



http://bridgesidebooks.com



19 Dec

Harp & Song Concert with carol singing

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm Waterbury Public Library

Enjoy holiday cheer and refreshments while experiencing the peaceful and relaxing sounds of holiday and seasonal harp music, and the joy and exuberance of singing carols. Harp music performed by Judi Byron, with carol singing led by Patty Delaney.
http://discoverwaterbury.com



19 Dec

Harp & Song Concert and carol singing

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm Waterbury Public Library

Enjoy holiday cheer and refreshments while experiencing the peaceful and relaxing sounds of holiday and seasonal harp music, and the joy and exuberance of singing carols. Harp music performed by Judi Byron, with carol singing led by Patty Delaney.




Downtown Events Calendar
Dec 15
Holiday Story Time with Sarah Dillard 'I Wish it Would Snow!'
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Dec 16
An Afternoon with Local Piano Students!
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Dec 16
A Holiday Musical Munchkins with Miss Andrea
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