Winter at the Wadsworth 

Celebrate the Season with a month of festive activities and programs! Check our events calendar for the full lineup of programs.

Holiday Hours

Please note the café will be closed November 13–29.

Thursday, November 23 | Closed on Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 24 | Open noon–5pm
Sunday, December 24 | Open noon–3pm on Christmas Eve
Monday, December 25 | Closed on Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 26–Saturday, December 30 | Open noon–5pm every day for winter break
Sunday, December 31 | Open noon–3pm on New Year’s Eve

Holiday Social

Wednesday, November 29 | 6–9pm 

Celebrate the magic of the holidays on the opening night of our annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. Enjoy delicious bites, festive drinks, music, and more in the lavishly decorated galleries. $25; $15 members. Must be 21 and over to attend. Click for tickets!

Member Morning

Thursday, November 30 | 11am–noon

Experience Festival of Trees & Traditions first, before crowds fill the galleries. Become a member today!

49th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions

Thursday, November 30–Sunday, December 10 

Holiday trees, wreaths, and décor fill the galleries, turning the museum into a winter wonderland.

Noon–5pm, daily (closed Monday–Wednesday)
Open until 7pm on Friday, December 1 & Thursday, December 7
* A $5 surcharge applies to all admissions during the fundraiser. 

Film | Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

Saturday, December 2 | 7pm

Follow the lives of three unlikely heroes through the streets of Tokyo—an alcoholic, a runaway teenager, and a transgender woman—whose paths cross on Christmas Eve when they discover an abandoned baby. Tokyo Godfathers delves into themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the power of found family. Directed by Satoshi Kon. Japan (Japanese with English subtitles). 1 hour 32 minutes. Rated PG-13. Click here for tickets.

Day Art Tour: Staatsburg, NY & Rhinebeck, NY

Wednesday, December 6

Travel with us for a guided tour of Mills Mansion, festively decorated for Christmas, and lunch at the Tavern at the Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn, one of the oldest operating inns in the country known for its political and social history. $153; $143 members; includes transportation, admission, lunch, and gratuities. RSVP by November 15, 2023Learn more.

Second Saturdays for Families: Winter Solstice

Saturday, December 9 | noon–2pm

Welcome the changing seasons with a day of winter fun! Join our friends from the Japan Society of Greater Hartford and the Mandell Jewish Community Center of Great Hartford to learn about the customs and traditions celebrated during the winter solstice. Enjoy a special performance by the Hartt School Community Division. Free admission noon–2pm, fundraising rates apply after 2pm.

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus

Saturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 10 

2pm & 8pm Saturday
3pm Sunday 
Click here for tickets.

The Nutcracker Suite & Spicy 

Friday, December 15–Sunday, December 17 

8pm Friday & Saturday
2pm Sunday 
Click here for tickets.