Holiday listings, starting Dec. 16

FRIDAY, DEC. 16

OTHER

KENNY ROGERS. ‘THE GAMBLER’S LAST DEAL’ CHRISTMAS AND HITS TOUR. Mohegan Sun, Uncasville.

MISS CONNECTICUT HOLIDAY SOCIAL. 7 to 9 p.m. Mix and mingle with Miss Connecticut Alyssa Taglia and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Samantha Anderson. Dessert reception to celebrate the holiday season. Square Foot Theatre, 950 Yale Ave., Wallingford. $10 or $5 with new unwrapped toy. RSVP. CTMAOInfo@gmail.com

DEC. 16-17

PLAINVILLE

‘AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS.’ Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Familiar songs and choral members to bring you back the feelings of being with family and friends. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol. $15. Tickets available at Cheryl’s Hair Salon, Dancingly Yours, Family Barber Shops, Irene’s Culinary, Forestville, Plainville Senior Center, Saint’s Restaurant, Southington. PCSMusic.org. (860) 747-5695.

SATURDAY, DEC. 17

BRISTOL

SINGLES HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY. Sponsored by Social Connections. 7 p.m. Dress to impress. $10 grab bag gift. BYOB. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. $10. (860) 582-8229.

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN FARM AND GIFT MAKING WORKSHOP. 12 to 5 p.m. Meet herd of dairy goats and spend some time on a working farm. Make handmade gifts for the holidays in soap shop. Learn how to package it. You can make your own shea butter lip balm as a drop-in project. No appointment necessary. Bradley Mountain Farm, 537 Shuttle Meadow Rd., Southington. (860) 385-GOAT.

OTHER

HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. “Holiday Cirque Spectacular.” 2 and 7 p.m. Features feats and acrobatics choreographed to seasonal favorites. Mortensen Hall, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $25. Student tickets, $10. (860) 987-5900. HartfordSymphony.org

DEC. 17-18

BRISTOL

‘AN UNLIKELY CHRISTMAS SHEPHERD.’ Presented by Liberty Baptist Drama Team. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday at 11 a.m. What do a robbery gone wrong, a case of mistaken identity, and a small church’s Christmas program all have in common? For thief, Collin Evans, the opportunity to change his life. Liberty Baptist Church, 265 Maple Ave., Bristol. (860) 589-0000. LibertyBaptist-CT.org, lbcoffice@sbcglobal.net

SUNDAY, DEC, 18

BRISTOL

BRISTOL ELKS CRAFT FAIR. 12 to 5 p.m. Bristol Elks Club, 126 South St., Bristol. Free. (860) 940-9141, abverrone@yahoo.com

OTHER

HOLIDAY CONCERT WITH MICHEAL CASTALDO. 3 p.m. Classical crossover tenor and light Italian opera singer, songwriter, composer, and music producer. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381. MattMuseum.org

SATURDAY, DEC. 24

BRISTOL

CHRISTMAS CANTATA. 7 p.m. “The Perfect Christmas” by Mark Cabaniss and Stan Pethel will be presented by the Adult Choir. Bridge Community Church, 43 School St., Bristol. (860) 583-8352.

TUESDAY, DEC. 27

BRISTOL

WINTER WONDERLAND CHILDREN’S ADVENTURE. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Snow date, Dec. 28. Magic performance by Tony Leone. Cartoon film showings. Prizes. Carousel design art. Puppet shows. Live animals. Ventriloquist. Animation drawings. Magic of Science. Crafts. Fun with mathematics. Children’s activities. Free. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. (860) 583-6309.

SATURDAY, DEC. 31

BRISTOL

SINGLES NEW YEAR’S PARTY. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. Join the festivities. Dress to impress. BYOB and appetizer/dessert to share. Gail’s, 35 Anthony Dr., Bristol. $10. If you don’t bring food, extra $5. Reserve. (860) 582-8229.

11TH ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ring in the New Year celebrating cultures and traditions from Denmark and other places around the world. Create confetti, masks, noisemakers, and a visit from Father Time. Music, dancing. March in a New Year’s Parade at 11:30 a.m. After, gather in Imagine Nation Times Square and count down the ball drop for noon. Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. Admission, $12 per person, $6 for members. www.ImagineNation.org