There are so many ways to celebrate the crispness of the air and the impending arrival of snow in Connecticut every winter, but there is something truly amazing about attending a festival. Face painting, carriage rides, ice sculptures, pictures with Santa, fabulous street eats, and tractor parades – yes, even tractor parades! – are some of the magnificent things that happen during winter in Connecticut. These celebrations occur at a variety of times throughout winter, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to attend them all! Here are some of the coolest winter festivals in Connecticut this season that you definitely don’t want to miss.

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While this isn’t a complete list of all of the coolest winter festivals in Connecticut, these are a great place to start! Do you have any other favorite things to do in winter in Connecticut? Are there any other winter festivals that should be added to this list? Let us know so we can check them out!

Still looking for more things to get you in the Christmas mood for this season? Our holiday bucket list will get you into the holiday spirit in no time.

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Winter Festivals in Connecticut & Related Info

What are the best winter festivals in Connecticut?

Connecticut has dozens of winter festivals to choose from that offer both Christmas festivities and seasonal activities that go beyond the holiday season. A few of the biggest light displays and winter festivals in Connecticut include:

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