The Mayor’s “Christmastime in Torrington” committee and the Torrington Historical Society will present a series of eight, 45 minutes long, Holiday Lantern Tours of downtown Torrington on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
Each tour is limited to eight persons and the tours will start every 15 minutes from 5 pm to 6:45 pm. Registration is required and admission is $3 per person. To register for a tour, visit www.torringtonhistoricalsociety.org/lanterntour.
Tours will begin at the Torrington Historical Society, 192 Main Street, and will end on lower East Main Street. Join in the holiday spirit by bringing your own lantern or flashlight to carry on the tour. Face masks and social distancing are required.
Holiday tours will include information about the historical buildings on Main Street and the fascinating story of Torrington’s first Christmas tree.
Under the Warner marquee, Dick Terhune will present Marley’s ghost scene from his one-man show “A Christmas Carol.”
Several featured storefronts will have displays of vintage toys, clothing, and household goods from the 1950s that would have been available for purchase at that time in Main Street department stores.
All proceeds from the tours will support the city’s “Christmastime in Torrington” celebration. In case of inclement weather, the lantern tours will be rescheduled for Sunday, December 6th at the same time.
For more information contact Mayor Elinor Carbone at 860- 489-2228 or
Mark McEachern at Torrington Historical Society, 860-482-8260.