Winterfest

Ellington's 13th Annual 

Winterfest and
Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, December 3, 2016

3:45 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Schedule of Events

  • In case of inclement weather, contact Hall Memorial Library for updates at 860-870-3160.
  • There is no snow/rain date.

Event Details


Established in 2004, Ellington Annual Winterfest and Tree-Lighting Ceremony is held the first weekend in December. The weekend includes a series of events to promote community and holiday spirit in the Town of Ellington. Events include:
  • The Tree-Lighting Ceremony is assisted by 2 Ellington children.
  • Enjoy the Ellington Singers Holiday Concert.
  • Open House at the Nellie McKnight Museum from 2:00-7:00 pm, featuring a picture display of "The Best of Ellington," which includes past events such as ice harvesting; the Halladay Windmill; Ellington Parrish Train Band and 200 years of the McKnight museum building
  • The Torch Light Parade is at 5:15 p.m.
  • Open House and refreshments at the Hall Memorial Library featuring performances by Windermere Intermediate School Instrumentalists and the Ellington High School Music Department; Ornament Workshops for children ages 3-12 at 10:00 am, 10:40 am, and 11:10 am (tickets available at the Library); Card-making Workshop sponsored by Crystal Lake Community Church from 5:00-6:30 pm - no signup required.
  • Ellington Congregational Church will offer an ala carte, inexpensive, child-friendly dinner from 4:00-6:00 pm.  An afternoon carol sing from 2:30 to 3:30 pm at the church. 
  • The Ellington Women's Club will offer hot chocolate and cookies at the Town Hall Annex (rear entrance) next door to the Town Hall on Main Street.
  • Photo opportunities will be available with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman.
  • Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm at the Library:  Ellington Singers Annual Holiday Sing-Along.

 Ellington Winterfest Press Release

For More Information


For more info, contact Ellen Karadimas, Winterfest Chairman, at 860-875-3885
Email: Carmeleni@aol.com
or write to:
P.O. Box 282
Ellington, CT 06029
Winterfest