May 29, 2020

Light Up Old Lyme! Events Galore This Weekend, Here’s a Full Listing

OLD LYME — Lyme Street will be bustling this evening with the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library BookCellar’s Holiday Book Sale, from 4 to 7 p.m., at their temporary location at 44 Lyme St.  All books, CDs and DVDs will be half price.

Meanwhile, Lyme Art Association will be hosting an Opening Receptionfrom 5 to 7 p.m. for its Deck The Walls exhibition with refreshments, music and more.

The Old Lyme Historical Society hall at 55 Lyme Street has been festively decorated with a 12-foot white spruce tree and a collection of vintage Santas. The hall will be open this evening from 4 to 6pm for a book and merchandise sale. There will be books, calendars, notecards, tea towels, etc. for all of the history buffs on your list.

And Con Brio presents its Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. at Christ The King Church.

Then there are a multitude of events on Saturday, Dec. 7,  and Sunday, Dec. 8, followed by many more over the weeks leading up to Christmas Day.

Here’s a detailed listing:

Saturday, December 7

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 at 44 Lyme St.
Free admission.

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!

Concert  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 or 860.434.2252.

Holiday Pops Concert by Old Lyme Town Band
6:30pm: Christ the King Church Free admission.

Sunday, December 8

Holiday Pops Concert by Old Lyme Town Band
2pm: Lymes’ Senior Center, Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme. Free admission.

Con Brio
Christmas Concert at Christ The King RC Church with Danielle Munsell Howard, soprano. Open seating, unreserved. Tickets: $30 or $15 for students at or 860.526.5399 or at the door.

Concert hosted by Musical Masterworks
3pm: First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.  Tickets: $40 (adult), $5 (students) at or 860.434.2252.

Holiday Parties hosted by LYSB
5-7pm: at more than 30 private residences in Lyme and Old Lyme.


Holiday Pops Concert by Old Lyme Town Band
Wednesday, December 11
7pm: at The Kate in Old Saybrook
Tickets on sale at this link.

Community Tree Lighting hosted by the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Friday, Dec. 13
On the lawn in front of Chandler Center
Seasonal music by Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School Band. Activities in the Refreshments sponsored by Essex Savings Bank.

Eastern Connecticut Ballet at The Garde, New London
Saturday Dec 14 at 1:30 & 7pm and Sunday, Dec 15 at 1:30pm.  Nutcracker. Tickets at 860-444-7373 ext.1 or

Sunday, December 15 at Valley Regional High School
3pm: Cappella Cantorum Christmas Concert

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.


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