Newtown Youth and Family Services

Holiday Festival 2022

Thank you to everyone who came out to support us at the 37th Annual Holiday Festival on Main Street!

We'd like to give a special shout out to all of our sponsors, community members, businesses, and organizations that helped make this year's Holiday Festival a HUGE SUCCESS!

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

This highly anticipated yearly event benefits Newtown Youth and Family Services, the largest provider of youth support and mental health services in Newtown.

December 4th **
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.


Letters to Santa

November 9th - December 15th
The Toy Tree

Write a letter to Santa and 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

Don't forget to include a return address when you drop off your letter! Use this letter to Santa template.


Elf Chats - Live from the North Pole!

December 10th - December 16th (specific days/times)
Virtually on Zoom
Not included in Holiday Festival ticket

Have a personalized video chat with an elf in Santa's Workshop at the North Pole!

Sponsored by: NewSylum Brewing Company


Bedtime Stories with Santa

November 30th, December 3rd, December 8th

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

Sponsored by: Quality Dry Basements


Festival of Trees

December 2nd - December 4th (specific days/times)
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church (Glover Community Room)
Additional fee for raffle tickets.
To donate an item CLICK HERE.

Win a decorated tree, wreath, basket, etc. to enjoy all season.

Sponsored by: Trinity Episcopal Church


Silent Auction

November 28th - December 10th
Location: Online
To view items and bid CLICK HERE.

Win items and experiences donated by local businesses.

Sponsored by: Caraluzzi's & Boost Bowls


Scavenger Hunt

December 3rd
Newtown Youth & Family Services
Not included in Holiday Festival ticket

Bring the family together and embark on a scavenger hunt around Newtown for a chance to win a $300 gift card!

Sponsored by: Around Town Real Estate Team


Outdoor Holiday Market

December 4th
11:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: Along Main Street, Newtown
To become a vendor CLICK HERE.

Take a stroll down Main Street, listen to carolers, and buy handmade goods and food from vendors at the European-style Christmas Market.

Sponsored by: Renewal By Andersen


The Nutcracker Suite

December 4th
Two Performances: 12:00PM & 2:00PM

Edmond Town Hall Theater

An individual ticket just for the Ballet is available for $12. A Holiday Festival ticket includes one showing of the Ballet. 

Watch a performance of elegance and grace presented by the Newtown Centre of Classical Ballet & Voice.

Sponsored by: Kevin Alves Electric


Kids' Activities at the Library

December 4th
11:00AM - 4:00PM

C.H. Booth Library

Kids' Crafts

Sponsored by: Fraser Woods & Dr. Baum

Storytime & Photos with Princesses

Sponsored by: Macaroni KID


Superhero Academy

December 4th
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Edmond Town Hall Gym

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

Sponsored by: Newtown Hardware


Historic Trolley Tour

December 4th
11:10AM, 11:45AM, 12:20PM, 12:55PM, 1:30PM, 2:05PM, 2:40PM, 3:15PM
Festival ticket includes one ride. First come, first served due to limited seating.
Edmond Town Hall

A guided tour of Main Street telling the stories of the houses that line this historic street.

Sponsored by: Newtown Family Dentistry


Gingerbread House Competition

December 4th
11:00AM - 4:00PM

Trinity Episcopal Church (Glover Community Room)   
To enter a gingerbread house CLICK HERE.

Enter your gingerbread house for the chance to win. Vote for your favorite entry.

Sponsored by: Ingersoll Auto of Danbury


Cookies with Mrs. Claus

December 4th
11:00AM - 4:00PM

Trinity Episcopal Church (Johnson Room)

Meet Mrs. Claus, write a letter to Santa, and decorate cookies!

Sponsored by: Newtown Savings Bank

*Please be advised: Mrs. Claus will be taking 15 minute breaks to bake the next batch of cookies. See her schedule here.


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