East Hartford Holiday Fest 2017

25th Annual Holiday Fest - December 1-4
Event Date: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 (All day)

8—10:30 AM:  Pancake Breakfast & Visit With Santa
No reservations needed! Admission to the breakfast is $5.00 and a picture with Santa is an additional $3.00. Proceeds to benefit East Hartford families at Christmas. Held at First Congregational Church, 837 Main St. 

8—10:30 AM & 4:30—6:30 PM:  Christmas Boutique
Hand crafted ornaments, wreaths, wall decor, gift baskets, candy & kitchen knives.  Sponsored and held at First Congregational Church, 837 Main St.

9 AM—12 NOON:  Cookie Walk
Dozens of different varieties of holiday cookies to choose from. $8.00 per pound. Held at South Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes St.

9 AM—2 PM:  Christmas Fair
“Fantastic Waffles, Chili & Soup”, poinsettias, crafts, baked goods, cookie walk and Christmas ornaments for sale. Held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 444 Hills St.

10 AM— 4 PM:  Holiday Book Sale
Adult & children books to read or holiday giving. Sponsored by and held at the Raymond Library Room 1, 840 Main St.

10 AM—2 PM:  Poinsettia Sale
Sponsored by EH Lions Club held at Raymond Library, 840 Main St.

10 AM—2 PM:   Health Info Booth
Health information on healthy holiday eating and nutrition with free giveaways. Info available for “Parents as Teachers” program providing parents with child development knowledge and support.  The Dental Van will be in the parking lot.  Sponsored by First Choice Health Center, Inc., and held at Raymond Library, 840 Main St.

10 AM—1 PM:   Goodwin Trolley Tour
Ride the “Main Street Local” with guide Robert Pasek as he takes you on a guided tour of historic Main Street. Trolley leaves Town Hall parking lot at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 Noon & 1 PM. Sponsored by Goodwin College, with candy canes generously provided by the CT Valley Chamber of Commerce. Town Hall, 740 Main St.

11:00—11:30:  Winter Wonderland Storytime
All families are welcome. Stay after the story and make a craft, or take a picture in front of our larger-than-life snow globe. Craft making will be available all day, while supplies last. Held at the Raymond Library Children’s Room, 840 Main St.

12:00 Noon:  EH Presents Excerpts From “Little Scrooge”
A one act comedic play by Patricia Barry Rumble.  Produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc. of Woodstock, Illinois. Sponsored by the East Hartford Summer Youth Festival and The Cue and Curtain Players. Held at the EHCCC, 50 Chapman Pl.

1:30—4:30 PM:  Meet The Makerspace 
See our new technology in action including the 3D printers, Carvey, green screen and more! All ages welcome. Held at the Raymond Library Creative Commons, 840 Main St.

1:30—4:30 PM:  Winter Crafternoon
Adults and teens ages 12 and up are invited to join us for card making, coloring and scratch art. Held at the Raymond Library Creative Commons, 840 Main St.

2—4 PM:   “Classic Christmas—Jazz Christmas”
A holiday piano concert presented by East Hartford’s Paul Bisaccia, celebrated and world renowned pianist. Sponsored by East Hartford Fine Arts Commission. Held at First Congregational Church, 837 Main St.

4:00 PM:  Carol Sing
The community is invited to gather in the chapel for a carol sing.  Held at First Congregational Church, 837 Main St.

4:30—6:30 PM:  Spaghetti Supper
All are welcome for a continuous serving. $10 per person, $8 seniors, $5 children 5-13.  Children under 5 free. Proceeds benefit the East Hartford Food Bank. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 1, held at First Congregational Church, 837 Main St.

7:00 PM:   Holiday Dance Festival
A dance show featuring children and adult dancers. Sponsored by EH Rotary Club and Circle of Life-Arts for All, Inc. at the EHCCC, 50 Chapman Pl.