Thursday December 6, 2012

Becket Arts Center

Holiday shop in the Mullen House galleries, across the street from BA,) on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. Cards, gifts, jewelry, ornaments, textiles. Route 8, Becket. www.becketartscenter.org.

Bennington Museum Festival

Festival of Trees Around the World: Decorated trees from local organizations. Hours through Dec. 30: Thursday to Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 75 Main St., Route 9, Bennington, Vt. (802)447-1571, www.benningtonmuseum.org.

Berkshire Museum Festival

‘Festival of Trees' in the galleries, more than 100 trees celebrating ‘myths and magic' through Jan. 2. Museum hours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield. www.berk
shiremuseum.org, (413) 443-7171.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays," exhibit of his holiday drawings, paintings and props through Jan. 21. Route 183, Stockbridge. www.nrm.org.

Sheffield Holiday Festival

Marketplace of Berkshire artisans -- hand-blown glass jewelry, pottery, leather goods, basketry, carved items, felted woolens, and wooden items, note cards and books -- also hand-crafted jams, jellies, preserves. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 24. Sheffield Historical Society, Old Stone Store, Route 7. (413) 229-2694.

Spencertown Holiday Shop

Spencertown Academy Arts Center's Handmade Holiday Pop-up Shop -- handcrafted organic soaps, handmade baskets, woodcrafts, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, and food -- through Dec. 23, Thursdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y. www.spencertownacademy.org, (518) 392-3693.

Ventfort Hall

Home for the holidays: mansion decorated for a Gilded Age Christmas, opening today for month-long festivities. 104 Walker Street in Lenox. (413) 637-3206, www.gildedage.org.