August 14, 2022

The Ivoryton Village Alliance – Ivoryton Illuminations Event

Photo courtesy of Anne Hudson

Ivoryton:  Looking for a different way to celebrate the holiday season? Then head down to Ivoryton for an incredible family event on December 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The village of Ivoryton will become the brightest village in Connecticut with over 100, 000 lights illuminating Ivoryton! The entire village will be participating in this Holiday Extravaganza with carol singing, storytelling, bell-ringing, Holiday Bazaar and culminating with the lighting of the tallest living Christmas tree in the state at 6pm and the surprise arrival of Santa!

Family activities begin at 5pm at the Ivoryton Library with renowned actor, Peter Walker, reading an original story, ”That Wonderful Christmas Eve Morning”. Activities also include letters to Santa and holiday letters to our soldiers abroad at the library; The Hartford Children’s Theatre will perform at Six Summit Gallery followed by music from Shinbone Alley; carol singing and bell ringing outside the Playhouse and a holiday bazaar and visit with Santa inside the historic theatre; old time candy store at Gather; cookie decorating at Aggie’s and Christmas crafts at Elizabeth’s; The Ivoryton Tavern and the Essex Lion’s club will provide food and there is even an outdoor fire.

Tune your radio to 101.5 and watch the lights dance to music throughout the month of December. Sponsored by First Niagara Bank, Citizens Bank, Essex Meadows, and Valley Courier.

Come and experience the true magic of the season at the Ivoryton Illuminations.  For more information and a full schedule of events, visit or Ivoryton Village Alliance on Facebook.