Keeler Tavern Museum will host readings of the holiday classic The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsberg, in front of a roaring fire in the Garden House. At Santa’s Workshop, children can enjoy refreshments, games, and a craft before the reading. Families are also invited to take holiday photos with the festive, oversized, Santa’s Workshop decorations.

The Polar Express will “depart” for the North Pole on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and 14, at 6 p.m. The same program will be held both nights. Tickets are $20 per child ($15 per child for families of 3+ children); parents attend for free. Space is limited. For online registration and details, visit or call 203-438-5485. Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center is located at 132 Main Street.