Winterfest Celebration events taking place in Hartford

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HARTFORD — The Winterfest Celebration will take place Saturday, December 3rd, with many events for families of all ages and sizes. As always, there’s free skating at Bushnell Park from 11 a.m. -8 p.m.. The Ugly Sweater Run will take place at 11 a.m., along with pictures with Santa Claus from 12 p.m. – 3p.m..

There are also some events starting around 4:30 p.m including Mayor Bronin and Santa Claus wecoming everyone to Winterfest! Below is a list of events taking place. You can also visit the Winterfest website for more details.

Bushnell Park: 
FREE Skating, 11 am – 8 pm
FREE Learn to Skate, 10 – 11 am
Pictures with Santa @ the Carousel, 12 – 3 pm
Carousel, 11 am – 5 pm ($1 per ride)
Ugly Sweater Run, 11 am

  • 4:30 pm Hall High School Choraliers
  • 4:45 pm Fire Spinning
  • 4:45 pm “Monkey Around” with the NightFall Puppets
  • 5:00 pm Mayor and Santa Welcome Everyone to Winterfest
  • 5-8 pm Free rides on the Carousel
  • 5:30 – 8pm Pictures with Santa at the Carousel