More holiday fun in New London? You bet. In fact, that’s the focus of just about every choice in ’s roundup of events for the coming week.
A few of these celebrations are based around music, starting with one of our city’s music stores. holds a holiday party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., bringing in live music, snacks, and a deal giving you an extra $10 if you buy a $50 gift certificate. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own drinks and a mix tape to share. The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus brings a number of festive tunes to at 8 p.m. the same day; tickets are $22, or $20 for students and seniors. Finally, the Coast Guard Band plays two free holiday concerts on Sunday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at .
In other holiday events, welcomes people to check out what they have to offer at their tonight. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., learn more about available programs and snack on some food prepared by the culinary students. hosts Christmas on Bank Street from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, teaming up with Toys for Tots to collect donated toys and offer children’s activities.
If you still have some shopping to do, you might want to check out . They’re holding a from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, offering food and donating 10 percent of proceeds to . You can also get some discounts at local businesses if you try out the Parade Plaza skating rink. A full list of participating shops is here.
The odd non-holiday event out this week happens at TDP Studios on Thursday. in the new studio will teach you how to put together an “espresso quad” painting, all between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. They provide the materials, and you provide $35 and a beverage of your choice.