There's plenty of holiday happenings to get you in a festive mood this weekend in Fairfield, and here's a sampler:
It may not be Rockefeller Center but it's just as much a tradition when the town lights its towering fir Christmas tree on Town Hall Green Friday night. The evening festivities start with choirs singing at 6 p.m. and just after the tree lights up at 7 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by fire truck to greet their fans, bringing along some elves, reindeer and Frosty the Snowman with them. After saying hello to Santa and the Mrs., walk over to the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, for the opening of the Holiday Express Train Show, also at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for those over the age of 5. The train show runs through Dec. 31; check the schedule here: http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/exhibitions/holidayexpress/
On Saturday, take care of the book lovers on your list with a visit to the Holiday Book Sale at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m., and proceeds benefit the library. Call 203-256-3160 or visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org for more information.
Take part in Saturday's Holiday Gala at the annual Christmas Tree Festival in the Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road. The event benefits the Cardinal Shehan Center and the Norma P. Pfriem Breast Care Center. The elaborately decorated historic mansion is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for general admission tours. The gala is at 6:30 p.m. For tickets and a complete schedule of Christmas Tree Festival activities, visit www.fairfieldchristmastreefestival.org
Find out whether you'll be getting what you hoped for when you go the Psychic Fair on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn, 417 Post Road. Admission is free and there will be card readers, clairvoyants and mediums on hand. Visit www.ctpsychics.com or call 203-470-1806 for more information.
Spend Sunday afternoon relaxing with jazz performed by the Sean Smith Trio at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road. The 2:30 p.m. concert is free. Call 203-256-3160 or visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org for more information.