Holiday Light Fantasia 2021 | Kids Out and About Hartford

Holiday Light Fantasia 2021

Holiday Light Fantasia is a much loved Greater Hartford tradition and this season's destination. The 2-mile show transforms Goodwin Park into a drive-through wonderland of holiday spirit with a beautiful collection of over 1 million lights. Whimsical holiday scenes, familiar characters and local tributes shine bright in larger-than-life lighted scenes and 200 individual displays.  Lighted animations celebrate not only Christmas, but Hanukkah, New Years and Three Kings Day. Thanksgiving Night - January 2, 2022! Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm OPEN Christmas Eve, Christmas Night, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!

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In our 10th year, this annual fundraiser to benefit Channel 3 Kids Camp directly supports year-round camp programs at the 110 year old nonprofit. Your participation will make it possible for all children to attend camp regardless of economic, physical or developmental ability. 

Benefiting the Channel 3 Kids Camp, the Hartford Holiday tradition welcomed over 100,000 visitors last year! We look forward to welcoming even more supporters throughout the lighted celebration from Thanksgiving through January 3rd.


Restaurateur and promoter Frank Maratta, who created the popular drive-through light display in 1999, donated all of the light displays and equipment to the Channel 3 Kids Camp, a nonprofit year-round camp that serves nearly 3,000 children from every county in Connecticut and throughout New England. 

The Goodwin Park holiday event is owned and managed by the Channel 3 Kids Camp and proceeds from the admission fees will help us to operate our 150-acre year-round program.

"We are very grateful for Frank Maratta's extraordinary vision in creating this fantastic light display and his generosity in transferring it to the Channel 3 Kids Camp so we can ensure its continuation for years to come," says Kids Camp CEO, Denise Hornbecker.


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


1130 Maple Ave Hartford's Goodwin Park
Hartford, CT, 06114
United States


860-742-2267 x120
Contact name: 
Susan Baroni-Schaeffer
Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tickets Only $16.00 a car when purchased online or $20.00 at the door! (up to 8 people per vehicle)


All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids