December 15, 2017

‘Light Up Old Lyme’ Continues Today with Elephants in Winter, Cookie Walk, Pictures With Santa & More!

As Light Up Old Lyme sponsored by the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce continues this weekend, there are a multitude of events today followed by many more over the weeks leading up to Christmas Day.

Here’s a detailed listing:

Saturday, December 2 

Elephants in Winter
hosted by the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme’s Ladies Benevolent Society
9am-1pm: First Congregational Church of Old Lyme. Gently used seasonal items galore on sale. Holiday version of the summer White Elephant Sale. Free admission. Refreshments. Raffle. Benefits the church’s mission programs.

Cookie Walk hosted by Child & Family Agency
9am-12 noon: Old Lyme Town Hall. Choose from a huge selection of beautiful, delicious, homemade cookies. Buy by weight. Other gift items for sale. Benefits the Child & Family Agency.

Holiday Book Sale hosted by the Old Lyme Library’s BookCellar
9am-2pm:
Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library . Free admission.  Special events for children planned in the library during the Saturday sale. 11-11:45am: Pirate Storytime – Special performance by Free Men of the Sea suitable for all ages.

Pictures with Santa!  hosted by Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB)  Donations benefit LYSB.
10am-12 noon: Old Lyme Town Hall. Meet Santa and his Elves!

Weekend Holiday Open House hosted by Lyme Street Studios at the Village Shops, 10-12 Lyme Street
11am-4pm:
Visit the studios of nationally-recognized artists Judy Friday, Sandy Garvin and Deborah Quinn-Munson. Painting demonstration by Quinn-Munson at 2 p.m. Open House continues Sunday, Dec. 3, 11am-4pm

Concert byJames Ehnes and the Ehnes Quartet’ hosted by Musical Masterworks
5pm: First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.  Second performance: Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3pm. Four internationally renowned string musicians play chamber music. Tickets: $40 (adult), $5 (students) at MusicalMasterworks.org or 860.434.2252.

THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE BEING HELD THROUGHOUT OR ON SPECIFIC DATES IN THE REMAINING WEEKS OF DECEMBER

Holiday Pops Concert by Old Lyme Town Band
Sunday, Dec. 3: 2pm: Lymes’ Senior Center, Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme. Free admission.
Duck River Garden Club Annual Community Wreath Making Event

Monday, Dec. 4: 6:30pm: Rogers Lake Community Center. Public invited to join Club in creating wreaths for town buildings.

The Partnership Co-Op* Annual Holiday Sale
Thursday, Dec. 7:
6-8pm  Grand Opening Reception  Wine, snacks and a raffle at 264 Main St., Old Saybrook (the old Southern Exposure building.) Store hours: Fridays, Dec. 8 & 15 and Saturdays, Dec. 9 & 1610am-6pm, Sundays, Dec. 10 & 17: 11am-5pm.
* Tribal Crafts, Inc. (Lakota art and crafts), The Crosby Fund for Haitian Education, and the Tree of Life Educational Fund.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven
Friday, Dec. 8: 5-8 pm
2017 Juried Alumni Exhibition Opening ReceptionJuried by Jeff and Betsey Cooley. Exhibition on view through Jan. 20, 2018. Free admission. Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday10 am – 4 pm.
Student Holiday Art Sale Opening Reception Cash & Carry Sale. Students receive 100% of proceeds.
Sale continues Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 9 & 10: 10am-4pm

Con Brio
Saturday, Dec. 9
at 8pm & Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3pm. Christmas Concert at Christ The King RC Church with Danielle Munsell Howard, soprano. Open seating, unreserved. Tickets: $30 or $15 for students at conbrio.org or 860.526.5399 or at the door.

Eastern Connecticut Ballet at The Garde, New London
Saturday Dec 9 at 1:30 & 7pm and Sunday, Dec 10 at 1:30pm.  Nutcracker. Tickets at 860-444-7373 ext.1 or gardearts.org.

Old Lyme Historical Society (OLHS)
Saturdays, Dec. 9 & 16: 10am-2pm Holiday Sale of OLHS Books & Gifts at Old Lyme Post Office
Sale of books, calendars, household items and other Society merchandise.

Florence Griswold Museum
Ongoing through Dec. 31, 2017: Magic of Christmas exhibition of beautifully decorated trees. Sleigh Days at The Museum Shop through Dec. 24. Open Tuesday through Sat. 10am-5pm, Sunday: 1-5pm. Tickets: $10 (adult), $9 (senior), $8 (student) at door.

Lyme Art Association
Ongoing through Jan. 5, 2018. Deck the Walls exhibition features more than 200 original works of art by member artists on display and priced to sell as holiday gifts. Free admission. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-5pm, and by appointment.


This information is published by the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce to support our members, but we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information it contains. For more information about the Chamber and the benefits of membership, go to visitoldlyme.com or call Chamber President, Olwen Logan at 860.460.4176.

The Chamber has also listed these events in this year’s Light Up Old Lyme flyer, which you can read at this link  and find in paper form at many of these organizations, stores and galleries around town.

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