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Celebrating the Holidays in Hartford

Family visiting a christmas market on town hall squareChristmastime gets many people excited. The festivities and splendor of the holiday season can make people want to take a break from holiday shopping and take in all the sights and sounds. Many things can help you welcome the holiday season in style around the Hartford area. Here are a few activities that will make you want to bundle up and head outside to make your holiday season a magical experience.

Glow Hartford

If you're looking for a break from the tradition of driving through neighborhoods to view Christmas lights, Glow Hartford allows you to gaze at some of New England's most spectacular Christmas decorations. The event features over 1 million lights, making for an unforgettable experience. Then doesn't stop there because, at Glow Hartford, guests can take part in

  • A scavenger hunt
  • Live entertainment
  • Excelling shopping opportunities
  • Grabbing a delicious bit to eat

Glow Hartford provides something that everyone in the family can enjoy, helping you experience plenty of holiday cheer.

Ocean State Pops Orchestra

If you enjoy live music, you'll love attending Holiday Pops as presented by the Ocean State Pops Orchestra. Starting in early December, you can enjoy the holiday classics of years past as well as today's hits. Feel free to hum along as you ring in the holidays with heartwarming compositions sure to get you in the holiday spirit.


If you want an immersive shopping experience this holiday season, you can go to Winterfair in downtown Hartford. Winterfair provides you the opportunity to support over 100 local small businesses by purchasing many hand-crafted items, delicious food, and much more. 

Make sure to include Winterfair as part of your holiday routine before it ends on December 23.

Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field

Another option for enjoying breathtaking Christmas decorations is a trip to Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. Here you can drive through east Hartford and gaze at a thrilling spectacle of lights you'll talk about long after you've opened your presents. The event includes beloved holiday characters and awe-inspiring animations you'll have to see to believe. Make sure to include this scenic drive as part of your holiday experience.

Visit Park Place Towers

If you're considering calling the Hartford area your new home, visit Park Place Towers. Our centrally-located units put you right in the middle of all that the Hartford area offers and provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience. You can schedule a tour by calling us today at  (860) 951-3400.

Location Map: 24 Park Place Hartford, CT 06106