Holiday Light Festival and Market

Friday, Dec 8, 2023 at 3:00pm

Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Boulevard

Celebrate the holiday season under the twinkle of a million lights at Glow Hartford! Glow Hartford returns to the Connecticut Convention Center. Back by popular demand, this dazzling one-of-a-kind indoor holiday light festival is twice the size as last year!

Enjoy interactive light gardens, illuminated structures, seasonal food and drinks, family-friendly activities, a festive holiday market and daily live entertainment.

Don't miss a free photo with Santa and ride on our trackless "Glow-comotive" train.

Schedule of Events

Yuletide Scavenger Hunt

The search for Santa's Lost Presents begins now!

Santa has dropped some of his presents for his favorite elves somewhere at Glow. Help Santa find all his presents to save Christmas!

Interactive Features

Engage and take several merry Glow-arounds the venue!

The spectacular light sculptures are not only great for your photos, you can interact with some of them too! Find many of these spots throughout the venue and make sure to spread the winter cheer on social.

Tunnel of Lights
Stroll through this giant luminous tunnel and under the twinkling archway - a gateway to a yuletide wonderland, chock full of delightful surprises for the whole family!

Hanging Picture Frames
Your season's pictures just got better! Pose behind these larger-than-life illuminated picture frames and keep a photo, gif, or video as a memorabilia of your glowing time.

Holiday Favorites
Festive light displays include a Reindeer-draw carriage, Snowman arch, giant ornament ball, spiral ball tree, and stand-in present display.

Northen Lights
No Glow experience is complete without taking in the spectacular Northern Lights. Interact with the hanging beams of light and strike a pose against this magnificent backdrop.

Toy and Teddy Bear Displays
The space will be filled with toy displays, which make great for photo backdrops. Toys include Giant Bear, Snow Man, Teddy Bear Display and Present Trees.

Activities for the Kids

Fun for kids and kids at heart
Say hi to Santa, take your spot on the LED swings, hop on the "Glow-comotive" train ride These are only some of the activities that kids are sure to enjoy at Glow!

Meet Santa and the Elves
The jolliest man is at Glow to meet and greet all the kids this season. Listen as he regales you with amazing stories from his yuletide adventures around the globe!

LED Swings
Swoop to change the colours on our LED swings. See how the colours magically change and enjoy an attraction made for people of all ages!

Scavenger Hunt
Go on a scavenger hunt for Santa's Lost Presents. Santa has dropped some of his presents for his favorite elves somewhere at Glow. Help Santa find all his six lost presents to save Christmas!

Glow-comotive
All aboard for holiday cheer! Hop aboard the Glow-comotive train ride.

Santa and The Elves

Meet and Greet
Interact and take pictures with the most amazing magical characters!

Santa is coming to Glow!
This Christmas, just like any other, Santa shouldn't be missed. Say hi to the big man at Glow and wait for incredible surprises.
The Elves will also be there you put a smile on your face!

Live Entertainment

Enjoy the best live shows in Hartford

Listen to the best performers and dance all you want with Glow's live entertainment this year. The best local performers are here to present their talent and amaze the crowd at the festival of lights!

3pm-5:30pm: Gypset
6pm-9pm: Mike McKeyz & Friends

Food and Drinks

An assortment of holiday treats in Hartford

The yummiest food in Hartford is at Glow. Enjoy tasty snacks, meals for the whole family, and seasonal beverages!

Enjoy delicious drinks in our Glow cups!

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