58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights


Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights

Sunday, December 15
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecticut Trolley Museum
Winterfest and the Tunnel of Lights

Event Details

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.


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 for admission to Winterfest and a specific departure time for the trolley ride through the Tunnel of Lights. Departures are specific for the type of trolley ride (open or closed trolleys) and member rides are scheduled at 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your selected departure time.

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.

Member Tickets: Engineer, Conductor, and Motorman levels allow for discount event admission for the individual member only. Caboose memberships (i.e., family membership), and higher tiers, are permitted up to six (6) discount event admissions. Membership Details

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.


Sunday, December 15, 2024

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road, East Windsor, CT

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