An old fashion Christmas celebration surrounding the Bethlehem, CT town green (Junction of Route 61 and 132). The opening ceremony and tree lighting is at 6:00 PM Friday featuring Honorary Emcee, WFSB Channel 3 TV Personality, Irene O’Connor. The festival includes: Free parking (at the fairgrounds north of town), Free shuttle buses to the festival, Free admission, Free musical entertainment, Free face painting and Free crafts for children. Take your own photos with Santa, and enjoy a horse-drawn hayride and a roaming railroad. The festival will have many craft and food vendors, enough to satisfy everyone, plus there is a 5K, “Santa Made Me Do It”, race on Saturday morning.