Holidays in Hartford
It’s Christmas in Connecticut! It’s time to gather the family for Yuletide festivities, and our state doesn’t disappoint. Whether you love to shop for the perfect gift, marvel at dazzling light displays, or listen to carolers, communities across Connecticut are spreading Christmas cheer for old and young alike.
Read on to learn what exciting holiday activities are happening in Hartford and the surrounding areas.
Holiday Light Fantasia in Hartford
Take in the beauty of a million lights as you drive through two miles of an enchanting Winter Wonderland at Goodwin Park.
Fantasy of Lights in New Haven
Come out to Lighthouse Point Park to revel in a mile-long holiday light display that features a gingerbread house and holiday dragon.
Festival of Silver Lights in Meriden
More than 350,000 white lights illuminate this holiday display of over 200 twinkling buildings, landscaping, and more.
Festival of Trees and Traditions in Hartford
Enjoy decorated trees and wreaths, live music, and holiday activities courtesy of local community organizations.
Wood Memorial Library Gingerbread Festival in South Windsor
The library and museum is once again hosting the biggest display of the most scrumptious, delightful gingerbread houses in all of New England.
Reindeer Festival in Greenwich
All of Santa’s magical reindeer team is on hand to celebrate the holidays at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center.
Festival of Lights in Mystic
Hundreds of luminaria will blaze the way for revelers to enjoy holiday entertainment, face painting, story time, hot cocoa, and a surprise visit with Santa Claus.
More Christmas Activities
A Christmas Carol in Hartford at the Hartford Stage
This classic Christmas tale by Charles Dickens is in its 20th year of celebrating the spirit of Christmas through the eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tim Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and Christmas yet to come.
Lantern Light Tours in Mystic
Immerse yourself in a 70-minute Christmas extravaganza at the Mystic Seaport as you experience five unique Christmas scenes through the eyes of villagers in 1876. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride illuminated by hundreds of lanterns, watch a traditional holiday tavern dance, and much more.
Winterfest at Bushnell Park in Hartford
What’s more delightful than ice skating during the holidays? Enjoy free ice skating and free skate rental at the park seven days a week from 11AM to 8PM.
Park Place Towers is an ideal place to call home at Christmas or any time of the year. Centrally located near downtown Hartford, you can take advantage of all the city has to offer. Contact us today for availability and rates.