American craft

CONNECTICUT Artistry: American Craft for the Holidays continues at the Guilford Art Center to Jan. 5. It's a bountiful display of fine craft objects, featuring new artists' works and unique gifts. guilfordartcenter.org

Christmas on the rails

DELAWARE Holiday Light Express on the Wilmington & Western Railroad continues to Dec. 30 in Wilmington. Enjoy a peaceful interlude with a 45-minute evening ride aboard the heated 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar. www.wwrr.com/events/holiday-lights.aspx

Candlelight stroll

MARYLAND Annapolis Candlelight Stoll continues Dec. 19-20, 7-8:30 p.m. Glowing lanterns illuminate the way on this walking tour around Maryland's historic State Capital, decked out in holiday greenery. annapolistours.com/our-tours/candlelight-stroll/

'Small Worlds'

MASSACHUSETTS "Small Worlds: Through a Small Glass Window" continues at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston through Feb. 3. It's a macro-photo series by Josh Falk highlighting the intricate beauty of plants and nature. arboretum.harvard.edu

Holiday lights

NEW JERSEY The Holiday Light Show continues to Jan. 6 at Historic Smithville and Village Greene. More than 150 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to music. Thursdays-Sundays 5:30-8:30 p.m. www.colonialinnsmithville.com

Hanukkah art

NEW YORK Hanukkah Art Festival at the Jewish Children's Museum is Dec. 18-24. Join in an interactive olive-pressing workshop, customize a doughnut, watch a fruit carver create edible masterpieces, try out different stained-glass techniques, design your own tile to add to a giant menorah. www.jcm.museum

Lantern Tours

PENNSYLVANIA Lantern Tours at Ephrata Cloister in Ephrata are Dec. 26 and 27. These special tours will take you back in time to visit the Cloister as it may have appeared in the 1700s. Reservations are required; 717-733-6600. www.ephratacloister.org

Illuminated gardens

RHODE ISLAND Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event in Bristol runs Fridays from 6-8 p.m. through Jan. 2. Stroll through Blithewold's illuminated gardens and Greenhouse, enjoy music, cocoa, and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire. www.blithewold.org

Carriage rides

VIRGINIA Enjoy a free carriage ride on Dec. 21 from 1-4 p.m. in downtown Manassas and tour the historic streets, taking in the sights and sounds of the season. Carriages will leave from the Train Depot. visitmanassas.org/

Holiday Market

WASHINGTON, DC The Downtown Holiday Market, at 8th and F Streets, NW, is open to Dec. 23 with 150+ vendors. downtownholidaymarket.com