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.

Letters to Santa

November 5th - December 15th
Location: Drop off at The Toy Tree, 32 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT, along with a self-addressed envelope.
Don't forget to include a return address! Use this letter to Santa template.
For more details, CLICK HERE.

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

Sponsored by: The Toy Tree


Elf Chats - Live from the North Pole!

November 27th - December 19th (specific days/times)
Location:
Virtual/Zoom
Not included in Holiday Festival ticket, additional registration fee.
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.

Sponsored by: NewSylum Brewing Company


Bedtime Stories with Santa

November 30th, December 2nd  and December 8th
7:00pm
Free!
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)
Not included in Holiday Festival Ticket, additional fee for raffle tickets.
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.

Sponsored by: Trinity Episcopal Church


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.

Sponsored by: Caraluzzi's


Scavenger Hunt

December 4th
Location:
All around Newtown. Start and finish will be at Newtown Youth & Family Services.
Not included in Holiday Festival ticket, additional registration fee.
For full details CLICK HERE.

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

Sponsored by: Around Town Real Estate Team


Outdoor Holiday Market / Stroll Down Main Street

December 5th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Included in Holiday Festival Ticket.
Location: Along Main Street, Newtown
For full details CLICK HERE
To become a vendor CLICK HERE

Take a stroll down Main Street, listen to carolers, watch worldly performances and check out vendors at the European style Christmas Market showcasing handmade goods and food.

Cultural Entertainment & Confections

December 5th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Included in Holiday Festival Ticket.
Location:
Edmond Town Hall, Alexandria Room
For full details and how participate CLICK HERE.

Celebrate different world cultures through music, dance & food.

Sponsored by: Newtown Savings Bank


The Nutcracker Suite Ballet

December 5th
Two Showings: 12:00pm & 2:00pm
Included in Holiday Festival Ticket.
Location:
Edmond Town Hall Theater

Presented by the Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice.

Your Holiday Festival ticket will get you into one showing of the Ballet. You may buy an individual ticket just for the Ballet for $8. Recorded performance available to the public for a donation made to NYFS. 

Registration for ballet tickets and website for donations will be available soon!


Kid's Activities at the Library

December 5th
11:30am - 3:30pm
Included in Holiday Festival Ticket.
Location:
C.H. Booth Library
For full details and how participate CLICK HERE.

Crafts, stories and photo ops with Princess Belle and Princess Rapunzel.

Sponsored by: Patty's Pantry


Superhero Academy

December 5th
11:30am - 3:30pm
Included in Holiday Festival Ticket.
Location:
Newtown Hook & Ladder
For full details and how participate CLICK HERE.

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

Sponsored by: Newtown Hardware


Historic Trolley Tour

December 5th
11:15am, 12:00pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm
Festival ticket includes one ride. First come, first served due to limited seating.
Location:
Picks up and drops off outside of Edmond Town Hall
For full details and how to participate CLICK HERE.

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

Sponsored by: Newtown Family Dentistry


Edible Creations Competition

December 5th
11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Viewing and voting.
3:30 pm - Winner's Announced.
Included in Holiday Festival Ticket.
Location:
Trinity Episcopal Church (Glover Community Room)
For full details CLICK HERE.
To submit an edible creation CLICK HERE.

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

Sponsored by: Ingersoll Auto of Danbury