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Winterfest and the “Tunnel of Lights”

Winterfest 2022 and the “Tunnel of Lights” will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through Dec. 23. Additionally, the Museum will be open from Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 for school vacation break. Halls are decked both inside and outside with over 15,000 lights. Outside, closed trolley cars transport jolly guests down a tunnel of lights as they sing traditional Christmas Carols with their trolley car operators. For an open-air view of the “Tunnel of Lights,” ride one of the open cars that are lit up entirely with holiday lights. Be sure to dress warmly and bring blankets. Inside, the Visitor Center is decorated like a Winter Wonderland with multiple model train layouts and lights galore. Additionally, the Museum will be teaming up with Campiti Adventures who will display holiday hologram short films to view while riding the rails and inside the Visitor Center. Admission prices are $15-$20 per person and all ticket sales must be made in advance at Museum members receive half off admission.

Storytime Trolley with Santa and Elf

A great program for our younger visitors. Storytime trolley with Santa and Elf will run on Saturdays, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. The Museum will add Dec. 17 if the first two days fill up. Visitors will enjoy a ride in a decorated vintage trolley car where Santa will visit with each child. Also, while on board Santa’s elf will read a holiday story and each child will complete a holiday craft. Following the trolley ride, museum guests will head to the Visitors Center which has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland with multiple model train layouts and lights galore. The cost is $25 for any age and ticket sales must be made in advance at

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop will be held on Dec. 14 and take place at the Museum inside the beautifully decorated Visitor Center from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy the views of Winterfest while building your centerpiece. All supplies and material are included in the cost. The Museum makes almost 100 percent of the profit from this workshop thanks to the Nordell Family of East Windsor. The cost is $45 per centerpiece and registration must be made in advance.

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140), East Windsor and is 15 minutes north of Hartford and 15 minutes south of Springfield. For more information, please call our business office at 860-627-6540 or visit our website at