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Christmas in Connecticut: Gingerbread Village and Tree Lighting [VIDEO]

The first weekend in December marks the start of the holiday season in Middlebury.

 

Christmas in Connecticut is a much-loved time of year for many.

On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, Middlebury residents and visitors from other towns not only got to experience the holidays New England-style, but they also saw a Swiss chalet, a Russian cathedral and a German bierhaus, thanks to the gingerbread village at .

The theme of this year's gingerbread village is Christmas Around the World.

The village opened on Saturday, Dec. 3, and closes Saturday, Dec. 10. There is no admission fee and parking is free. The church is handicapped accessible.

Group outings may be arranged by calling Barbara at 203-758-9557.

Holiday revelers may view the village during the following hours:

  • 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 9
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

All the gingerbread houses are for sale. Those purchasing a house that is $35 or more receive a $25 gift certificate to .

All You Can Eat Breakfast

From 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10,  an all you can eat breakfast will take place at the church. The menu features scrambled eggs, bacon, waffles, corned beef hash, coffee, juice and tea.

Cost to attend is $6 per person.

 

Were you at Middlebury's holiday festivities? Feel free to add your own photos of holiday fun to the article or e-mail them to jaimie.cura@patch.com

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