Are you one of those annoying people who finishes their holiday shopping before Thanksgiving? But now you're looking for something else to this weekend in Fairfield? Don't worry, like Santa, we've got a list:
Leave the electronic gizmos behind and spend a Candlelight Evening at the 18th century Ogden House, 1520 Bronson Road, on Friday. This traditional take on the holidays starts at 5 p.m., and there is a $5 suggested donation. For more information call 203-259-1598 or visit www.fairfieldhistory.org
If holiday shopping has cleaned out your wallet, the Fairfield University Orchestra, led by Jonathan Grauer, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the Gonzaga Hall auditorium on campus, 1073 North Benson Road. Songs include "Syncopated Clock" and "Sleigh Ride." Call 203-254-4010 for more information.
For a change of pace, take in a meal and performance of the 27th annual Christmas Theater Banquet, "A Christmas Dinner," at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cinzano's, 1920 Black Rock Turnpike. Tickets are $67 and children under 12 are $37. Ticket prices include dinner, show, tax and tip. For reservations, call 203-261-4848 or visit www.thechristmasshow.org
Oh dear, you forgot one or two people on your gift list? Don't worry, pop on over to the PopShop Market on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Brickwalk Promenade shopping complex, 1215 Post Road. The European-style single-day market, with a range of clothing, furnishings and gift items, also features food and drink to make the shopping a little less painful. Find more information at www.popshopmarket.com
Hop on board the Holiday Express Train Show, sure to delight young and old alike, at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. The show, open all weekend, runs through Jan. 5. Admission is $5; $3 for students and seniors and free for children 5 and under. Call 203-259-1958 or visit www.fairfieldhistory.org for more information about the schedule.