Want to skip the preparation and clean-up of hosting Christmas Eve at home, but don't want to skimp on delicious food and holiday cheer? Make your reservations now for the Bee and Thistle Inn's Christmas Eve Dinner. Chef Kristofer Rowe is whipping up a hearty meal, with such delectable choices as lobster bisque, herb encrusted rack of lamb and lemon custard sponge cake, to name a few. The full menu is up for perusal at beeandthistleinn.com. Call (860) 434-1667 to make your reservation.
Christmas Eve Dinner, Dec. 24, 5-8 p.m., individual selections range from $12 to $47, The Bee and Thistle Inn, 100 Lyme St., Old Lyme, (860) 434-1667, beeandthistleinn.com.