Connecticut Trolley Museum, Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights”
December 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until December 30, 2021
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 enjoy the holiday music.
Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights will be held from 5PM until 9PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from Nov 26th through Dec 19th. Additionally the Museum will be open from Dec 26th through Dec 30th. Winterfest and the “Tunnel of Lights” is celebrating its 43rd year as a family holiday tradition. 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,” one open sleigh car is lit up entirely with holiday lights. Be sure to dress warm and bring blankets. Inside, the Visitor Center is a Winter Wonderland with multiple model train layouts and lights galore. Admission prices are $15-$20 per person and all ticket sales must be made in advance. Museum Members receive half off admission.
Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights is held Rain or Shine. We do not operate Open Cars in the Rain and will substitute for a closed car if it is raining.
Tickets must be purchased in advance as there will be no ticket sales at the Trolley Museum on the day of the event. Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable.