Winterfest Hartford returning this year after being canceled during the pandemic


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A beloved holiday tradition has returned to the Capitol City! Winterfest Hartford is back!

It was canceled last year because of the pandemic, but Mayor Luke Bronin says it will be bigger and better than ever before. The centerpiece of the event is the ice-skating rink, which always draws in thousands of people from all over the state.

News 8 was there as it was being set up on Friday in Bushnell Park.

“This year, Winterfest is bigger than ever because it’s not just the free skating and the carousel just across the park and hot chocolate here, but also, WinterFair, where we’ll be featuring about 100 local small businesses up on Trumbull and Pratt Street throughout the course of the season,” Bronin said.

Winterfest Hartford kicks off on Black Friday and runs until January 9.  

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Travelers gives back to a Hartford organization on Giving Tuesday

News /

Hartford fire and police chiefs officially sworn in

News /

'Buyer Beware': Burlington Fire warns residents of t-shirt text scam

News /

Winterfair kicks off on Pratt Street in Hartford

News /

Black Friday is here!

News /

Black Friday shopping begins early at Cabela's in East Hartford

News /
More Hartford

Holiday Happenings

More Holiday Happenings

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss