58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights


Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights

Friday, November 26
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut Trolley Museum
Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights

Event Details

Don't miss this unique opportunity to capture your holiday photo with Santa, positioned by vintage trolley cars taken by renown photographer Marc Glucksman of River Rail Photo. Marc Glucksman is a lifelong photographer and electric traction fan. His work can be seen across a variety of publications and platforms, including the New York Times, CNN and Trains Magazines. A digital copy is included in the cost of pictures with Santa. Pictures will be available on Marc's website for purchase along with holiday card options, digital download, tote bags, picture packages and more.

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 decorated like a Winter Wonderland with multiple model train layouts and lights galore. A food vendor will be on-site serving hot cocoa, coffee, donuts and cookies up until December 19th.

The museum has teamed up with Campiti Ventures who has created holiday 3D holographic exhibits. There will be several displays to view during the tunnel of lights trolley ride and several displays in and around the Visitor Center. This is a unique experience for all ages! Campiti Ventures created the Winter Wonder Drive Thru at the Big E in 2020 and we are thrilled that they teamed up with us this year.

Holiday 3D holographic exhibits at the Connecticut Trolley Museum by Campiti Ventures

Holiday 3D holographic exhibits at Winterfest by Campiti Ventures - Click here for a sample of a show!

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights is held rain or shine. During inclement weather, open cars are not operated and are substituded with closed cars.

Ticket Prices

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights Trolley Ride
All Ages, Closed Cars
All Ages, Open Cars
Family Pictures with Santa

Includes a digital copy of your image. Additional purchse options at River Rail Photo.

With Trolley Ride
Without Trolley Ride

Health Guidelines

Face Masks RequiredPhysical DistanceArea Sanitized

COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Addtional Guidelines: Masks are required in all indoor public spaces. Social distancing continues to be practiced within the Visitor Center.


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.

Purchase Tickets

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your selected departure time.


Friday, November 26, 2021

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

Future Event Times

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