58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights


Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights

Friday, November 24
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 45th 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 for 20-30 minutes 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.

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

Infants or children under 2 years of age can travel on the lap of an adult for free.

Family Pictures with Santa

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

With Trolley Ride
Without Trolley Ride

Limit of five (5) people per family.


Tickets must be purchased in advance as there will be no ticket sales at the Trolley Museum on the day of the event. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your selected departure time.

Purchase Tickets

All tickets sales are final. Refunds or transfers are only honored up to seven days before the date of the event. No-shows will be charged the full price.


Friday, November 24, 2023

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

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