Saturday, January 7

Bushnell Park:
FREE Learn to Skate: 10 – 11 am
FREE Skating: 11 am – 8 pm
Carousel: 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 
Salute to Bloomfield Day at Winterfest, Sponsored by Niagara Bottling: 11 am - 3 pm

Riverfront: CycloCross Racing Championships
XL Center: UCONN Hockey vs. Yale: 3:05 pm
XL Center: Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 7:30 pm

Sunday, January 8

Bushnell Park:
FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 

Riverfront: CycloCross Racing Championships 
XL Center: UCONN Men’s Basketball vs. UCF, 5 pm

 


Friday, November 25

Bushnell Park: FREE Skating: 11 am – 8pm

Connecticut Science Center: Member Appreciation Weekend, 10 am - 5 pm. Members can bring a friend for free (Must be a Science Center Member)
Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm “Tiny Tim’s Holiday Food Drive” for Hands On Hartford (through Dec. 30)
Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia 5 – 10 pm
XL Center: Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Albany Devils 7:15 pm 

Saturday, November 26

Bushnell Park:
FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
Free Pictures with Santa @ the Carousel,  12 – 3 pm
Carousel: 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 

Connecticut Science Center: Member Appreciation Weekend, 10 am - 5 pm. Members can bring a friend for free (Must be a Science Center Member)
Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 10 pm
Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2:00 & 7:30 pm
XL Center: UCONN Hockey vs. Sacred Heart, 3 pm

Sunday, November 27

Bushnell Park:
FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
Santa visits the Carousel,  12 – 3 pm (Bring your own camera or phone and visit with Santa. No pictures will be printed on Sundays.)
Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 

Connecticut Science Center: Member Appreciation Weekend, 10 am - 5 pm. Members can bring a friend for free (Must be a Science Center Member)
Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm

Monday, November 28

Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia 5 pm – 9pm 

Tuesday, November 29

Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8pm

Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm
XL Center: UCONN Women’s Basketball vs. Chattanooga, 7 pm

Wednesday, November 30

Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm
XL Center: UCONN Men’s Basketball vs. Boston University, 7 pm

 

Thursday, December 1

Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

Hartbeat Ensemble: Ebeneeza: A Hartford Holiday Carol, 7:30 p.m.
Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 p
Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum: Night of Illumination, Festival of Trees Fundraiser Kickoff, 5 - 8 pm

 

 

  • Friday, December 2

Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

Connecticut Convention Center: LEGO KidsFest, 4-7:30pm (Tickets Required)
Goodwin ParkHoliday Light Fantasia, 5 - 10 pm
Hartford StageA Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
Hartbeat Ensemble: Ebeneeza: A Hartford Holiday Carol, 7:30 p.m. 
Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 8 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum: Festival of Trees & Traditions, 10 am – 5 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents “a wish come true,” 8 pm
XL Center: Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic, 4 & 7 pm

 

Saturday, December 3

Bushnell Park: 
FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
FREE Learn to Skate, 10 – 11 am
Pictures with Santa @ the Carousel, 12 – 3 pm
Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 
Ugly Sweater Run, 11 am

WINTERFEST CELEBRATION

  • 4:30 pm Hall High School Choraliers
  • 4:45 pm Fire Spinning
  • 4:45 pm "Monkey Around" with the NightFall Puppets
  • 5:00 pm Mayor and Santa Welcome Everyone to Winterfest
  • 5-8 pm Free rides on the Carousel
  • 5:30 - 8pm Pictures with Santa at the Carousel

Connecticut Convention Center: LEGO KidsFest, 9 am - 1:30pm (Tickets Required)
Connecticut Convention Center: LEGO KidsFest, 3 - 7:30pm (Tickets Required)
Connecticut Science Center: Holiday Carnival, 11 am - 4 pm (Bring a donation of a new hat, gloves, or mittens to benefit Winterfest Hartford and receive an additional $2 off General Admission.)
Goodwin ParkHoliday Light Fantasia, 5 - 10 pm
Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm (Sensory-friendly performance) & 7:30 pm
Hartbeat Ensemble: Ebeneeza: A Hartford Holiday Carol, 7:30 pm
The Bushnell: Breakfast with Santa   
Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks 4 pm & 8 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum: Festival of Trees & Traditions, 10 am – 5 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents “a wish come true,” 8 pm
XL Center: UCONN Hockey vs. UMass-Lowell 3:35 pm

Sunday, December 4

Bushnell Park: 
FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 
Santa visits the Carousel:  12 – 3 pm (Bring your own camera or phone and visit with Santa. No pictures will be printed on Sundays.)

Connecticut Convention Center: LEGO KidsFest, 9 am - 1:30pm (Tickets Required)
Connecticut Convention Center: LEGO KidsFest, 3 - 7:30pm (Tickets Required)
Connecticut Science Center: Holiday Carnival, 11 am - 4 pm (Bring a donation of a new hat, gloves, or mittens to benefit Winterfest Hartford and receive an additional $2 off General Admission.)
Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 pm – 9 pm
Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm
Hartford Stage:  Holiday Market Days — Local artisans sell unique gift items in the lobby, 12:30  -2 pm
Hartbeat Ensemble: Ebeneeza: A Hartford Holiday Carol, 2 pm
Mark Twain House: 36th Holiday House Tour, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm
The Bushnell: The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Guest MC Kurtis Blow, 4 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum: Festival of Trees & Traditions, 10 am – 5 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum: Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus “a wish come true”, 3 pm

 

Monday, December 5

Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 pm – 9 pm 

Tuesday, December 6

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 pm – 9 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, December 7

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 pm – 9 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: Festival of Trees & Traditions, 10 am – 5 pm
    XL Center: Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Springfield Thunderbirds, 7 pm

    Thursday, December 8

    Bushnell Park:
    FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
    Holiday Happy Hour and Vendor Fair (Bushnell Park Foundation), 5 – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Hartbeat Ensemble: Ebeneeza: A Hartford Holiday Carol, 7:30 pm
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater: An Improvised Christmas Carol, 8 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: Festival of Trees & Traditions, 10 am – 5 pm
     

    Friday, December 9

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 pm – 10 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    Hartbeat Ensemble: Ebeneeza: A Hartford Holiday Carol, 7:30 pm
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater: An Improvised Christmas Carol, 8 pm

    The Bushnell: Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, 7 pm
    The Bushnell: Merry Mozart, 8 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 8 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: Festival of Trees & Traditions, 10 am – 5 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: CONNectic Dance Nutcracker Suite & Spicy, 8 pm
    XL Center: UCONN Hockey vs. Massachusetts, 7 pm

    Saturday, December 10

     

    Bushnell Park: 
    ConnectiCare Day at the Winterfest Rink
    FREE Learn to Skate, 10 am – 11 am
    FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
    Pump House Gallery: Healthy Winterfest presented by CliniSanitas Medical Centers and ConnectiCare, 11am – 3pm. This fun, family-friendly event includes a photo booth with Osi Bear, balloon animals and the chance to get a quick reading on your health from CliniSanitas medical staff. Join us!
    Pictures with Santa @ the Carousel, 12 pm– 3 pm
    Hartford Public Schools School Choice Information @ Santa's Workshop, 12 pm - 3 pm
    Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 

    Dirt Salon: KNOW GOOD Holiday Bazar11 am - 5 pm
    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 10 pm
    Hartford Stage:  Holiday Market Days — Local artisans sell unique gift items, 12:30 - 2 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Hartbeat Ensemble: Ebeneeza: A Hartford Holiday Carol, 7:30 pm
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater: An Improvised Christmas Carol, 8 pm
    The Bushnell: Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, 10 am & 1 pm & 4 pm
    The Bushnell: Merry Mozart, 8 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 4 pm & 8 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: Festival of Trees & Traditions, 10 am – 5 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: Second Saturdays: Light Up the World, 10 am – 1 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: CONNectic Dance Nutcracker Suite & Spicy, 8 pm
    XL Center: Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Toronto Marlies, 2:20 pm

    Sunday, December 11

    Bushnell Park:
    FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
    Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 
    Santa visits the Carousel, 12 – 3 pm (Bring your own camera or phone and visit with Santa. No pictures will be printed on Sundays.)

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Hartbeat Ensemble: Ebeneeza: A Hartford Holiday Carol, 2 pm
    Hartford Stage:  Holiday Market Days — Local artisans sell unique gift items, 12:30 -2 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm
    The Bushnell: Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, 10 am & 1 pm
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater: An Improvised Christmas Carol, 2 pm
    The Bushnell: Merry Mozart, 3:00 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: CONNectic Dance Nutcracker Suite & Spicy (Ugly sweater Christmas Party Show), 2 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum:Festival of Trees & Traditions, 10 am – 5 pm

     

    Monday, December 12

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm 

     

    Tuesday, December 13

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
    Bushnell Park: Amazon Holiday Giving Tour, 5 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Pump House, Bushnell Park: HYPE Winterfest Happy Hour, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, December 14

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    XL Center: Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Scranton Penguins, 7 pm
    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm

    Thursday, December 15

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30pm
    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Infinity Hall: Christmas with the Celts,  8 pm
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater: An Improvised Christmas Carol, 8 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm 

    Friday, December 16

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    XL Center: Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Syracuse Crunch, 7:15 pm
    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia 5 – 10 pm
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater: An Improvised Christmas Carol, 8 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks 8 pm

    Saturday, December 17

    Bushnell Park: 
    FREE Learn to Skate, 10 – 11 am
    FREE Skating: 11 am – 8 pm
    Girl Scout Day at the Winterfest Rink (POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST)
    Pictures with Santa @ the Carousel, 12 – 3 pm
    Hartford Public Schools School Choice Information @ Santa's Workshop, 12 pm - 3 pm
    Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 

    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater: An Improvised Christmas Carol, 8 pm
    The Bushnell: The Nutmeg Ballet’s Nutcracker, 12:30 pm & 4 pm
    The Bushnell: Holiday Cirque Spectacular!, 2 pm & 7 pm
    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 pm – 10 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 4 pm & 8 pm

    Sunday, December 18

    Bushnell Park: 
    FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
    Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 
    Pictures with Santa @ the Santa, 12 – 3 pm 

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 pm – 9 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater: An Improvised Christmas Carol, 2 pm
    The Bushnell: The Nutmeg Ballet’s Nutcracker, 12:30 pm & 4 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: Jazz Brunch: Gwenath Douglas Trio, 10:30 am & 12:30 pm
    Wadsworth Atheneum: It Happened on 5th Avenue (movie), 2 pm
    XL Center: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3 pm & 7:30 pm

     

    Monday, December 19

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    The Bushnell: PIVITOL Hartford:Faces of Change Grand Opening, 7 pm
    XL Center: UCONN Women’s Basketball vs. Ohio State, 7 pm

    Tuesday, December 20

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, December 21

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm

    Thursday, December 22

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, 7:30 pm

    Friday, December 23

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating: 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 10 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    Theaterworks: Christmas on the Rocks, TBD & 9 pm
    XL Center: UCONN Men’s Basketball vs. Auburn, 2:30 pm

    Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)

    Bushnell Park: 
    FREE Skating, 12 – 4 pm
    Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride) 

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 10 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm

    Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day)

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 12 – 4 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm 

     

    Monday, December 26

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5  – 9 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm & 7:30 pm

    Tuesday, December 27

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 pm – 9 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    The Bushnell: The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, 7:30 pm
    XL Center: Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Providence Bruins, 7 pm

    Wednesday, December 28

    Bushnell Park:
    FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
    Skate with Sonar & Wolfpack Special Guests, 4 - 5pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
    The Bushnell: The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, 7:30 pm
    XL Center: UCONN Men’s Basketball vs. Houston, TBD

    Thursday, December 29

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    The Bushnell: The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, 7:30 pm

    Friday, December 30

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 10 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm
    The Bushnell: The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, 8 pm
     

    Saturday, December 31 (New Years Eve)

    Bushnell Park: 
    FREE Learn to Skate, 10 – 11 am
    FREE Skating, 11 am – 12 pm
    First Night Hartford, 2:00 pm – Midnight
    Carousel, 11:00 am – Midnight ($1 per ride) 

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 10 pm
    Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol, 2 pm
    The Bushnell: The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, 1 pm & 6:30 pm
    XL Center: Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Albany Devils, 5 pm  

    Sunday, January 1 (New Years Day)

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Goodwin Park: Holiday Light Fantasia, 5 – 9 pm
    The Bushnell: The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, 1 pm & 6:30 pm

    Monday, January 2

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Tuesday, January 3

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Riverfront: CycloCross Racing Championships

    Wednesday, January 4

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Riverfront: CycloCross Racing Championships
    XL Center: UCONN Women’s Basketball vs. East Carolina, 7 pm

    Thursday, January 5

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Riverfront: CycloCross Racing Championships

    Friday, January 6

    Bushnell Park: FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm

    Park Street: Three Kings Day Parade
    Pump House, Bushnell Park: Fire & Ice (Bushnell Park Foundation), 5:30 -8 pm
    Riverfront: CycloCross Racing Championships
    XL Center: Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Lehigh Valley Phantom, 7:15 pm

     

     

     

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