Christmas Village will be operating this year from December 13 - 24, with limited capacity. Guarantee your entry and schedule your visit in advance by clicking the button below where you can select a specific date and entry time (hourly). We encourage you to schedule your visit early!
Hours Weekdays: 1:00-8:30 PM Weekends: 12:00 - 8:30 PM Christmas Eve: 9:00 AM until Noon
Masks will be required upon entry by all visitors ~ Please remember to use hand sanitizer and practice social distancing at all times.
In 1947, Carl Bozenski, Torrington’s Parks and Recreation Supervisor, invited Santa Claus to spend the three weeks before Christmas at the Alvord Playground. Along for the trip from the North Pole came Santa’s reindeer and a few of his elves. Since that time, Santa has returned here each year and has turned Torrington into his home away from home. A visit to Christmas Village is like being transported to the North Pole.
Every tour begins with a visit with Santa in his throne room where believers are made. It is impossible to describe the comfort and joy children and adults feel when entering this magical space filled with toys, trees, soft music and a roaring fire. Every child is given an opportunity to share his or her wish list and receives a small toy from Santa himself to hold them over until his big visit on Christmas Eve. From the wonder of Santa’s cottage, you can wander through the Village; into a time and place that is designed to help you find your holiday spirit. We recommend everyone stop in to see Mrs. Claus in her cozy cottage where she is busy at work reading every letter sent to Santa by all of the boys and girls. Mrs. Claus’ cottage does not disappoint with its vintage furnishings and Christmas tree set by a glowing fireplace.
After a visit with Mrs. Claus it is imperative that all visitors peek into the heart of the Village, where children’s dreams come true: the elves workshop! This workshop is full of wonder and imagination, every nook and cranny filled with Christmas magic, trains, toys and tinsel. Your tour doesn’t end here! Children, of all ages, can experience the joy of the holiday meandering through the Village grounds where Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and inspiration are drawn. What tour of the “other North Pole” wouldn’t be complete without a steaming cup of hot cocoa from the cocoa hut on your way back to reality!
There can be no doubt that Christmas magic happens at Torrington’s Christmas Village.