There’s a New England chill in the air, lights in every store window, and Christmas carols on the radio. There are so many Christmas in Hartford activities that we’ve made a list of the best for all ages. From where to see Christmas lights in Hartford to what to do with kids, we’ve got something to bring joy to everyone’s holiday season.

Christmas in Hartford:
Light Displays and Local Holiday Events

This is a favorite time of year for the team at Action Appliance Repair because our city offers so much holiday fun to enjoy. Take a break from your planning and shopping to enjoy some of our favorite holiday events Hartford-style!

Winterfest Hartford

For the 10th year in a row Bushnell Park transforms itself into Winterfest Hartford with winter activities for all. The ice rink offers free skating and skating lessons throughout the day and evenings with a holiday snack shack providing treats and hot chocolate.

Meanwhile, the nearby Bushnell carousel is transformed with Christmas lights and a Christmas carol calliope. Find Santa in Hartford at the carousel every weekend and promises to write a response to everyone who hands him a list!

Location: Bushnell Park, 99 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Dates: November 29th, 2019-January 20th, 2020
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Holiday Stroll 2019

Christmas in Hartford takes on an old-fashioned New England feel with the annual Holiday Stroll in West Hartford Center. This family-friendly event is sure to please everyone with opportunities to take pictures with Santa, holiday tree lighting, roving carolers and a window-decorating contest. All with free holiday treats, including roast your own marshmallows!

Location: Blue Black Square in West Hartford Center, 65 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
Date: December 5th, 2019, 5-8 pm
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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Looking for what to do with kids in Hartford this December? The Bushnell Theater’s live performance of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas is sure to please even the most discerning underage theater critic. Featuring the hit songs we all know and love, kids will love seeing the Christmas story they know by heart enacted on stage.

Location: The Bushnell Theater, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Dates: December 13th-15th, 1, 4, & 7 pm showtimes
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Connecticut’s Holiday Light Fantasia

This is one of those Hartford Christmas events that has become the city’s claim to holiday fame. Pack up the car with kids and snacks for this drive-through holiday light show through Goodwin Park with animated displays of every kind from Disney characters to animals.

Open Thanksgiving Day through New Years Day with Santa making visits on December weekends, this is a Christmas in Hartford event that can’t be missed.

Location: Goodwin Park, 1130 Maple Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114
Dates: November 28th, 2019-January 1, 2020, 5pm-9pm.
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First Night Hartford 2020

Usher in the New Year with family-friendly activities lasting from the afternoon of New Year’s Eve until midnight New Year’s Day. Bushnell Park will be taken over with multicultural presentations, musical and dance performances, horse and carriage rides, and a Grand Parade leading up to the first of two fireworks shows at 6 pm and midnight. Come and celebrate the old year in style before starting 2020 with a bang!

Location: Bushnell Park, 99 Trinity Street, Hartford, CT 06103
Date: December 31st, 2pm-Midnight
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Christmas in Hartford is a special time to enjoy with friends and family as you look ahead to a new year filled with health and happiness. Happy Holidays from the team at Action Appliance Repair!