Winterfest Hartford Extended at Bushnell Park to Jan. 7

NBC Connecticut is Connecting You to Joy with Winterfest Hartford!

From November 24 – January 7, Hartford’s Bushnell Park is alive with winter activities!

There is free fun for the entire family. Come skating, free of charge from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Skate rentals are free, too!

The event was initially scheduled to end Jan. 2 but due to its success and popularity, it has been extended through Jan. 7.

The historic Bushnell Park Carousel is open for $1 carousel rides on weekends. Santa’s Workshop is open on Saturdays and Sundays through December 23. You can also sign up for a free skating lesson!

For more information and a complete calendar of events during Winterfest, go to winterfesthartford.com

There is some free street parking available on the surrounding streets, but drivers should be aware of posted signage to ensure they've parked appropriately.

  • The specific streets with free daytime parking are:
  • Elm Street from Trinity Street to Hudson Street
  • Trinity Street from Elm Street to Jewell Street
  • Jewell Street from Trinity Street to Trumbull Street

There is free off-street parking available after 5 p.m. at the State of Connecticut parking lots on West Street and along Capitol Avenue. For more parking information, visit the Hartford Parking Authority website.

NBC Connecticut is proud to be the official television partner of Winterfest Hartford.

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