Newtown Youth and Family Services

Holiday Festival 2021

The Holiday Festival brings together the community to celebrate and kick-off the holiday season.

December 5th **
Main Street, Newtown CT
11:00am - 4:00pm

** Some activities have additional or different dates and times. See each activity below for specific dates and times.

Below is a full list of experiences and activities.

Elf Chats - Live from the North Pole!

November 27th - December 19th (specific days/times)
Location:
Virtual/Zoom
For full details 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.

Bedtime Stories with Santa

November 30th, December 2nd  and December 8th
7:00pm
Location:
Facebook

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

Festival of Trees

December 4th - December 11th (specific days/times)
Location:
Trinity Episcopal Church (Glover Community Room)
For full details CLICK HERE.
To donate an item CLICK HERE.

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

Silent Auction

December 4th - December 10th
Location: Online
For full details CLICK HERE.
To donate an item CLICK HERE.

Bid on items and experiences donated by location businesses.

Scavenger Hunt

December 4th
Location: All around Newtown. Start and finish will be at Newtown Youth & Family Services.

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

Outdoor Holiday Market

December 5th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Along Main Street, Newtown

Visit vendors displaying handmade and originally designed products at the outdoor market. This market will have an old world European Christmas market feel.

Culture & Confections

December 5th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Location:
Edmond Town Hall, Alexandria Room

Get a taste of the flavors from around the world while enjoying multi-cultural performances. 

The Nutcracker Suite Ballet

December 5th
Two Showings: 12:00pm & 2:00pm
Location:
Edmond Town Hall Theater

Presented by the Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice.

Kid's Activities at the Library

December 5th
11:30am - 3:30pm
Location:
C.H. Booth Library

Crafts, stories, letters to Santa and photo ops with Princess Belle and Princess Rapunzel.

Superhero Academy

December 5th
11:30am - 3:30pm
Location:
Newtown Hook & Ladder

Jump, climb and crawl your way through Superhero Academy, with the guidance of Spiderman, to become a real superhero!

Historic Trolley Tour

December 5th
11:15am, 12:00pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm
Location:
Picks up and drops off outside of Edmond Town Hall

An intimate tour of Main Street stopping frequently to hear stories of what happened among the houses that line this historic street.

Edible Creations Competition

December 5th
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:
Trinity Episcopal Church (Glover Community Room)

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

In partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church