$5 Admission Available Online and at the gate

Children 10-and-under are FREE!
$20 Multi-Day Tickets are available.

Free Activities: Visit Santa and his friends in his workshop, kids craft activity center, story time, snow zone with sledding, touch the mountain machines, live music with Connecticut’s top bands, local school choirs, ugly sweater contest!

Princess Tea Party & Build a Tool Box  – Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. Registration is required.

Food Trucks, Holiday & Craft Vendors, Ice Bar and Enter the Free raffles!

Activities Scheduled Every Day at the Festival

  • Visit Santa in his workshop Dec. 13 – 15 & 20 – 22.
  • Kid’s Craft Station – paint an ornament
  • Touch the Mountain Machines – Get up close to the machines that run the mountain! Snow groomers, snowmobiles, excavator, bob cats and more.
  • Snow Zone – Sledding, help build a giant snowman, skiing and snowboarding demonstrations.
  • Face Painting – In the lodge prices vary
  • Ice Bar – Featuring Jägermeister’s special cocktail menu plus, your favorite hot Lyman Orchard’s cider. Mixology Event – Dec. 27th 6 – 8 pm
  • Food Trucks – Different food trucks on-site during the festival. Check the schedule below.
  • Midway – Midway games and rides!
  • Powder Ridge Park will be open for skiing and snowboarding during the festival. Purchase a lift pass and entrance to the festival is free. Snow tubing is opening on Dec. 26select a date and pre-purchase your pass online!

Main Stage Entertainment & Live Music

Mountainside Holiday Market & Winter Market

The Mountainside Holiday Market will be bursting with unique, locally made gifts, art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, clothing and specialty food items. The Holiday Market takes place the first two weekends of the New England Winter Festival, Dec. 13 – 15 and Dec. 20 – 22.

It’s time to shop for yourself at the Winter Market! Vendors will be at the New England Winter Festival daily between Dec. 26 and Dec. 29.

Festival Sponsors

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