The Christmas House – A Kid Friendly Thing To Do Review

80,000 lights, animated Santas everywhere, rooms full of nutcrackers, Christmas villages, church choirs, the Grinch,  and windows of displays are all at one house, on Main Street, in Torrington, CT. The Christmas House! To a  child, this is a truly magical experience!

Wow! is the word you’ll utter, after you turn every corner outside this house. Walk under an archway of bells, and lights. Look at window displays. Listen to Santa snoring, after his long flight on Christmas Eve. Then, head inside to see Santa, after Santa, after Santa! You’ll walk upstairs to a room of Santas, and then across the upstairs with wall to wall Santas! They are everywhere! Some are Santas drinking Coca-Cola. Some Santas are checking their list, twice! There is a whole room devoted to nutcrackers! They are in all shapes and sizes. There is a display of a choir singing Christmas carols. A working village only adds to your excitement. Everything is displayed so carefully, for your enjoyment.  After you have finished your tour, head back downstairs, and outside to the Candy Land display. Follow the signs to the front of the house. Enjoy some free hot cocoa on your way back to your car! Of course, you’ll be walking under an archway of lights!

All free. Cash Donations Welcomed!

***Note: Make sure you pair this evening with a trip to Christmas Village, in Torrington, CT. See the link below to check out The Christmas Village Review.***

Mom’s Review:
Wow! What fun! The kids were thrilled with all of the displays. We almost just drove by, thinking seeing the outside was enough! I’m so glad we changed our minds and went inside! I loved seeing lights as a kid, but I never saw anything like this!

Tour at your own pace! Linger at your favorite spots.

Nothing I can think of, right now!

Favorite Season To Visit:

Activities/Things To Do:
Enjoy the Christmas Spirit
Enjoy visual displays of Christmas themes!

What To Pack:
Camera/Video Camera


  • No cell phones, food or drink inside the house. Please! (The owner has worked since September to create this visual display, don’t waste your time talking on the phone).
  • Park directly across the street, in the store parking lot. Be careful crossing. Some people are maniacs!

Kid’s Review: What Did The Kids Think Of The Place?:
Abi’s Rating: #10 I loved It!
Ella’s Favorite Part: The six foot tall Grinch!

Dad’s 2 Cents $$. What’s All Of This Quality Time Going To Cost Me?:
Free! $$Cash Donations are welcomed.

258 Main Street – Just a few blocks away from Christmas Village – You can’t miss it.
Torrington, CT
After 6 p.m. – Inside is open

Our Experience:
I found The Christmas House, as I researched The Christmas Village. I couldn’t believe, I hadn’t heard of it before. Wow, 80,000 lights! I knew we had to  drive by this place! Then, to my surprise, there was a sign, saying – “more to see inside, come on in”. Intrigued, we parked directly across the street, and headed over. I’m so glad we added this to our night. It was a great way to end a perfectly, fun Christmas night! Merry Christmas!

Some pictures to give you a better visual:These are grouped with The Christmas Village Pictures, for now.
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