East Windsor CT

Connecticut Trolley Museum Winterfest and “The Tunnel of Lights"


The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2017 and “The Tunnel of Lights” beginning Friday, November 24th. A new addition this is year to the trolley ride is a tree light show synchronized with music.  Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Nov 24th-26th, Dec. 1st -3rd, Dec. 8th-10th, Dec 15th-17th and Dec 22nd- 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 5PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

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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 you can even buy a delicious cup of hot cocoa to sip as you enjoy the entertainment. Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child.

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The Connecticut Trolley Museum has over 70 pieces of rail equipment dating back to 1869. During your visit, you can see historic passenger and freight street "trolley" cars, interurban cars, elevated railway cars, passenger and freight railroad cars, service cars, locomotives, and a variety of other equipment from railways around Connecticut. You will also find examples from Brooklyn, Boston, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Springfield, Lynchburg, Montreal, and even Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Connecticut Trolley Museum

58 North Road, East Windsor, Connecticut


The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is a short 15 minutes north of Hartford or a short 15 minutes south of Springfield. Admission prices are $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (62+), Children (ages 4-12) $7, children (ages 3 & under) and Museum Members free. For more information, visit ct-trolley.org or call (860) 627-6540.

From Springfield and Points North

Take I-91 south from Massachusetts into Connecticut. Take Exit 45 for State Route 140, Ellington, and Warehouse Point. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left heading under the highway. Stay straight on Route 140 (East). The Museum will be on the right about 1 mile from the highway after the third traffic light.

From Hartford and Points South

Take I-91 north from Hartford. Take Exit 45 for State Route 140, Warehouse Point, and Ellington. At the bottom of the ramp turn right and stay straight on Route 140 (East). The Museum will be on the right about 1 mile from the highway after the second traffic light.

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