Winter Wonderland returning Dec. 27

Winter Wonderland III is coming to the Bristol Historical Society.

Winter Wonderland will be held Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Snow date will be Thursday, Dec. 28.)

The event, which last year attracted over 350 to 400 children, gives the children something to do while they are on their winter break.

The event, which is sponsored by a grant from the Bristol Rotary Club, is free.

This interactive children’s event, with 20 interactive stations, includes:

Special puppet shows by Bill Diamond of Bill Diamond Production Studio. Diamond who was employed by Jim Henson of “The Muppet Show.”

John Denslow- ventriloquist

Bill Finkenstein – carousel restoration and painting. Finkenstein is founder of  New England Carousel Museum.

Gabe Finkenstein – puppetry

Cortlandt Hull – animation drawing and classic cartoons

American Clock and Watch Museum – Patti Philippon- crafts

Craft stations also will be offered Bristol Public Library and Manross Library of Forestville

Environmental Learning Center of Connecticut –live animals

Bristol Blues – games and mascot

Betty Christophy, Ph.D, magic of science

Deb Belanger – bead making activity- bracelets, key chains etc.

Barbara Badore – games

Joanna Vastola – fun with mathematics

Steve Vastola –  stamp fun and collecting

Connecticut Theatre Company– activity

Bristol Fire Department – activity – fire safety

Karen Pescarmona – penny guessing games

Bristol Federal Hill Association – crafts

Additional vendors for activities also

Children’s games sponsored by BHS

Free popcorn and soda

Hourly free raffles

Photo opportunity with life-size Grinch

Ten showcases- with Bristol ornaments; Christmas around the World; mechanical Santa Claus; vintage 1907-1915 post cards.

Santa also will be on hand in various forms.

Winter Wonderland was organized by a committee of Tom Dickau, Cortlandt Hull, Betty Christophy, Barbara Badore, Mary Stokosa, and Bob Adamczyk

Winter Wonderland III will be at the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.