Get artist-designed and decorated wreaths and swags at bargain prices at Arts of Tolland annual Art Mart sale, at 22 Tolland Green from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. (Wreaths are $25; swags are $15.) Pottery, jewelry, fabric art and more will also be available. artsoftolland.org or 860-871-7405.
Chrysalis Center holds its tree and wreath sale from 9 a.m.Read more
Hartford residents are invited to tour the Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., for free on Saturday, Dec. 3, when the home will be decorated for the holidays. ID is required. The House opens at 9:30 a.m. and the last tour starts at 4:30 p.m.Read more
Not into joining the Black Friday mall crawl? Here are some alternatives.
Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting local businesses across the country The event is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, when thousands of local shops will be offering special deals and sales. Locations at smallbusinesssaturday.com.Read more
Don't plan on lingering over your pumpkin pie and coffee. Black Friday shopping starts on Thanksgiving Day again this year.Read more