The 12th biennial house tour Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., begins at the Essex Town Hall, 29 West Ave. Most of the tour’s gracious holiday homes date back to the 19th century and have seen renovations over the years to enhance, expand or modernize the structures to fit the needs of their 21st century inhabitants.
The book Scalamandré: Haute Décor will be celebrated in a cocktails event Dec. 12 at Cobble Court Interiors in New Canaan, as part of Toys for Tots drive.
If you’re looking for a gift this season that will bowl them over, stop in at John Macomber’s 38th Holiday Open Studio at Greenleaf Pottery in South Windsor Dec. 7 through 15.
In Connecticut, one of the best venues this year for Small Business Saturday is the tiny village of New Preston in the town of Washington, nestled against Lake Waramaug in the Litchfield Hills.
“The price points have changed so there is something for everyone on one’s list.”