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Carl Bozenski's Christmas Village

A Holiday Tradition in Torrington, Connecticut

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Carl Bozenski's Christmas Village in Torrington, Connecticut, has been a holiday tradition for 66 years: since 1947. Located 45 minutes west of Hartford on Church Street in Torrington, this free holiday attraction enchants visitors young and old.

Christmas Village is open from early December (December 8 in 2013) through Christmas Eve. Hours are 1-8:30 p.m. daily, with shorter hours from 9 a.m. until noon on Christmas Eve. Arrive by 6 p.m., or you may be turned away. The event kicks off on Sunday, December 8, at 12:30 p.m. with a parade that proceeds from the Armory, along Main Street, up Mason Street to Christmas Village. For more information about Christmas Village, call the Torrington Parks and Recreation Department at 860-489-2274.

My four-year-old daughter and I visited Christmas Village for the first time in December of 2006, and we really didn't know what to expect. Luckily, some folks in the know told us that the wait would be long, but they assured us it would be worth it. They were right on both counts.

Hopefully, these pictures will inspire you to visit Christmas Village this year. I have plenty of tips to share in the photo captions, so you'll be more prepared than I was.

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