Newtown Youth and Family Services

2020 Holiday Festival

One of the highlights of our year is bringing together people from Newtown and surrounding communities for the annual Holiday Festival. In light of our current public health situation, we have decided to transform this year’s Holiday Festival from an in-person event to a series of virtual and at home activities and experiences. For our 35th year we'll have a Home for the Holidays themed Festival!
- Candice Bohr, Executive Director, Newtown Youth & Family Services


Let's Kick off the Holiday Season with a Week-long Festival

Dates: December 6th through December 12th!


Virtual Experiences!

At-Home Activities!
Holiday Season Fun!

Below is a full list of experiences and activities.
<< Click on activity name along the left hand side of this page for complete details.

Road to Disney Scavenger Hunt

December 6th, starts at 1:00 pm
Location: Starts and ends at Newtown Youth & Family Services
For full details, cost and how to sign up CLICK HERE.

Bring the family together and embark on a scavenger hunt around Newtown for a chance to win Disney tickets!

Sponsored by: Newtown Prevention Council


The Nutcracker Suite Ballet

December 6th
Location: Virtual

Presented by the Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice

Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice will adhere to guidelines and restrictions for this performance and all performances. The exact details of how the community can see all of the hard work put in to creating this performance is TBD.


Bedtime Stories with Santa

December 6th - December 12th, 7:00pm
Location: Virtual

Join Santa at the North Pole while he reads a few of his favorite stories for bedtime!

Secret Stocking Silent Auction

Bidding starts on December 6th and ends on December 11th!
Location: Virtual. We will provide a link when the auction opens.
For full details CLICK HERE.

This is not your average Silent Auction!

Sponsored by: Church Hill Village


Festival of Trees

December 6th - December 12th
Location: Virtual & Edmond Town Hall (specific days/times)
For full details, dates and how to purchase tickets CLICK HERE

Win a decorated tree, wreath, decoration or basket to enjoy all season at this year's Festival of Trees.

Sponsored by: Ingersoll Auto of Danbury


Elf Chats - Live from the North Pole!

December 6th - December 12th
Location: Virtual
For full details, cost and how to sign up CLICK HERE.

Children of all ages can have a personalized video chat with an elf in Santa's Workshop at the North Pole! Includes a letter from Santa.

Sponsored by: Fraser Woods Montessori School


The Merrymakers
Carol-O-Grams

December 6th - December 12th
Location: At-Home in Sandy Hook or Newtown.
For full details, cost and how to sign up CLICK HERE

Spread some holiday cheer! Send a group of carolers to brighten the day of a friend or family member. Or have them come to your house!

Sponsored by: Newtown Savings Bank


Edible Creations Display & Competition

December 6th - December 12th
Location: Social Media, Facebook & Instagram
For full details and how to sign up CLICK HERE.

Sugar cubes, gum drops, marshmallows, graham crackers and more...This is more than just gingerbread!

In partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church


Elf on the Shelf Competition

December 6th - December 12th
Location: Social Media, Facebook & Instagram
For full details and how to sign up CLICK HERE.

What shenanigans is your elf up to now?

Sponsored by: Newtown Family Dentistry


Letters to Santa

December 6th - December 12th
Location: Drop off at NYFS
For full details and how to sign up CLICK HERE.

Write a letter to Santa, drop it off at NYFS to be mailed to the North Pole! Santa will respond with a personalized letter!

 

Newtown Youth & Family Services Would Like To Thank Our Holiday Festival Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

 

Holiday Festival Friends: