'The Seagull'

CONNECTICUT "The Seagull," by Chekhov, explores our human desire to live an extraordinary life. It runs Dec. 12-18 at Yale Drama's Iseman Theatre, New Haven. No performance Dec. 14. drama.yale.edu/onstage/production/seagull

Historic celebration

DELAWARE Step back in time at the Historic Houses of Odessa Holiday Celebration. This year's theme is Snow White. Through Jan. 5. christmasinodessa.com

Winter Lights Festival

MARYLAND Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival continues through Dec. 31. It features more than 365 illuminated vignettes and 65 animated displays in Seneca Creek State Park. www.gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure/winter-lights-festival

REVERBdance tour

MASSACHUSETTS REVERBdance Echoes Tour visits Boston Dec. 11-12. The New York City-based REVERBdance Festival presents works by cutting-edge choreographers. Audience members vote on which will be in the REVERBdance Festival in New York City. reverbdance.org

Christmas Carnival

NEW JERSEY A Christmas Carnival Dec. 13 at St. Thomas the Apostle Auditorium in Old Bridge has activities for all ages, including bounce houses, shopping, photos with Santa, face painting, boardwalk games, and more.

The Next Wave

NEW YORK The BAM Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn continues through Dec. 20. It's New York's daring survey of avant-garde music, theater, opera, and dance. Expect intriguing works. www.bam.org/NextWave

Christmas on the rails

PENNSYLVANIA Christmas With the Conductor continues through Dec. 13 at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg. The conductor calls all aboard for classic holiday stories in one of the museum's historic passenger coaches. Advance registration required. www.rrmuseumpa.org/

Winter Wonderland

RHODE ISLAND Pawtucket Winter Wonderland continues Dec. 7, 13 and 14 at Slater Memorial Park. See 400 decorated Christmas trees, 20 Victorian buildings, and a talking snowman, and enjoy free visits and photos with Santa, train rides, hay rides, carousel rides, food court, and entertainment. www.pawtucketri.com

A 19th-century Christmas

VERMONT Christmas at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock continues through Jan. 1. Discover the traditions of a 19th- century Vermont Christmas with tours of the decorated farmhouse and visits to the dairy farm. All weekends in December and Dec. 20-24 and Dec. 26-Jan. 1. www.billingsfarm.org/

Christmas Town

VIRGINIA Busch Gardens Christmas Town is open to Dec. 31. It combines the magic and merriment of the season with Broadway-style shows, gift ideas, and millions of twinkling lights. buschgardens.com