Events in Westport today -- Sunday, Dec. 21

Winter begins, 6:03 p.m.

Downtown Holiday Fun: noon-4 p.m. Main Street area. Carolers, refreshments, free horse-and-carriage rides and Santa entertain shoppers; sponsored by Downtown Merchants Association.

Christmas Carols and Lessons: 5 p.m. Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 75 Church Lane. Free program of holiday music in the style of King's College, Cambridge. Non-perishable food donations requested for Bridgeport food shelter. http://bit.ly/13qZfG1

Winter Solstice, live!: 5:30 p.m. Westport Library. See the Winter Solstice -- the year's shortest day -- as it happens in astronomical broadcasts overseas. http://bit.ly/1wRyohP