58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights

Select Nights in November & December • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Winter wonderland at the Connecticut Trolley Museum

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. Please note that the snack bar is cash only.

While enjoying the indoor displays and snacks, make sure to visit and take pictures with the big guy himself, Santa Claus. Santa will also have a gift for each child. Plan ahead - Santa's last day at the trolley museum is Sunday, December 22nd, which then he'll be heading back to the North Pole to prepare for his travels around the world.


2019 Season

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • November 29-December 1

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • December 6-8

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • December 13-15

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • December 20-22

Friday, Saturday & Sunday • December 27-29


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.

Ticket sales end at 9:00 pm, but trolleys continue to run until everyone has been able to enjoy the experience of Winterfest.

Event Admission
Trolley Museum Member
Event Admission
Children (under 4)
Children (4-12)
Seniors (62+)


A group rate is available for visiting Winterfest with 10 or more guests. Please review the details on group visits to the trolley museum.

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Holiday Parties & Birthday Parties

Planning a holiday party, business outing, or birthday party? Have it during Winterfest!

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