Just for our members, a special Winterfest night for you! Additionally, general visitors can also join in the fun by donating a toy at the Museum for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center Toy Drive. We request that our non-member visitors bring at least one new toy with them. For each toy you and your family or group bring, one admission is discounted to the member price. With a family of four, bringing four toys means everyone gets member-price admission! Please take a moment to review Connecticut Children's suggestions on donating toys when considering what to bring.
Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland complete with model trains, decorations galore, and you can even buy a delicious cup of hot cocoa to sip as you enjoy the entertainment. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa. Santa will also have a gift for each child.
Discounted Winterfest admission with the donation of toys for Connecticut Children's is only for this night - Thursday, November 30th.
Tickets can only be purchased at the trolley museum and are good only on the night purchased. There are no advanced tickets sales for groups or individuals, but all groups of 10+ need to register.
Ticket sales end at 9:00 pm, but trolleys continue to run until everyone has been able to enjoy the experience of Winterfest.
(*) Note: At least one member of a visiting family/group is requested to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive.