Nutcracker Festival
Downtown Westport, Ct

tea parties . carriage rides . santa . entertainment . sweets

shopping . frosty . hot cocoa . performances 

Nutcracker Festival highlights

Downtown Westport Shopping

Be inspired by traditional family fun, while shopping, sipping tea and enjoying performances! See below for the full itinerary. 

Snow Village

The courtyard of Christ & Holy Trinity Church is transformed into Snow Village!  Sip free hot chocolate, meet Santa & Frosty and enjoy beautiful holiday music at this outdoor wonderland.

Snow Flake Boutique

Looking for unique gifts? Local boutique owners offer great suggestions and personal attention for a traditional shopping experience in the festive Branson Hall at Christ & Holy Trinity Church.

Gala High Tea


High Tea with Champagne Toast by special guests.  Gala performance of the Grand Pas de Deux, featuring dancers from CT Ballet & New England Ballet.  Shop the festive silent auction table and listen to guest singers from Downtown Merchants Association. Guest receive gala-swag too!

Tea Party & Nutcracker Shows

3-tier traditional tea party and Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Performance!  Guest first enjoy the Nutcracker Festival's signature "SSS Tower" of savories, spreadable & sweets, hosted by Mrs. Claus. Tea table decorations inspire Sugarplum Fairy dreams!  After tea, enjoy a child-friendly performance of the Land of the Sweets by dancers from CT Theater Dance. 

Community Entertainment

Nutcracker Storybook reading, singers, dancers and a sing-a-long are some of the free performances for the entire community to attend!  The stained-glass of the Seabury Center at Christ & Holy Trinity Church is a beautiful stage to showcase local talent! See below for a full schedule of events.  Seating is limited so please arrive early!


Two Days of Family-friendly FUN!

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About Us

CTTheater Dance

Providing professional, age appropriate dance education in a positive and nurturing environment. Innovative teaching styles and a personalized curriculum tailored to each student’s ability and interests fosters self-confidence, poise and discipline.

ENCORE Youth Company

Mission: no dancer left behind!

If you want to dance, improve your manners and self-confidence, EYC provides scholarships to local children from throughout Fairfield County.  EYC is a 501(c) 3, guide-star rated non-profit serving Fairfield County & families in need.

Lead Sponsors

BRAVO to our generous Lead Sponsors:

TD Bank

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Contact Us

Nutcracker Festival

Church Lane, Westport, Connecticut 06880

(203) 293.4355

Event Hours










3:00 pm – 9:00 pm


9:00 am – 6:00 pm



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Sponsorship - Donations - Scavenger Hunt - Vendors

Our vision is to create a warm, inspiring and welcoming traditional holiday scene in Downtown Westport.

We need your support to make this community event a success.  This is more than a sponsorship - this is an investment in our community.  We look forward to your generous support during this season of giving.

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