West Hartford, CT- (November 25, 2019) - NBC Connecticut/WVIT and Telemundo Connecticut/WRDM announced today their season-long interactive community campaign, “Connecting You to Joy”, that will offer activities and events across Connecticut. “Connecting You to Joy” kicks off on Friday, November 29, with Winterfest, a free family-friendly event that runs into January.

“The holiday season is such a special time of the year for all the communities across Connecticut! We are excited to support initiatives that bring to life the joy of the holidays.”, said Diane Hannes, President and General Manager of NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut.

On Thursday, December 5, we are proud to present the New Haven Tree Lighting. NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut are exclusive media partners for this annual event on the New Haven Green. From 4 pm- 7:30 pm, the public is invited to participate in activities on the Green, including visiting Santa, creating original artwork, and visiting a petting zoo. New this year is the City of New Haven's Holiday Village, a winter market will be featuring a variety of local artisans selling their crafts and merchandise on the New Haven Green! This event culminates at 7:00 pm, with the live televised special that features local musical groups, a singalong, and ultimately the illumination of the holiday tree, adorned with thousands of twinkling lights.

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without helping those in need. On Saturday, December 7, the community will come together for the NBC Connecticut/Telemundo Connecticut Toy Drive at Westfarms Shopping Center. From 9 am-12 pm, we invite you to drop off an unwrapped toy outside of the mall entrance, near the California Pizza Kitchen. We will also collect toy donations inside at the NBC Connecticut lounge, located near the lower level Macy’s women’s department. All toys collected will be donated to Toys for Tots in CT.

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, join us for our NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut “Connecting You to Joy at Winterfest” day. Together with Comcast, we’ll be at Bushnell Park from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Come meet our team, get a goodie, and get an up-close and personal look at Snow Monster! You can also meet your favorite local team mascots and join them on and off the ice rink during the Mascot Skate Celebration! It’s going to be so much fun, and you won't want to miss out!


About NBC Connecticut

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC Connecticut / WVIT serves its audience with local news and weather information across multiple platforms, including more than 40 hours of newscasts each week on WVIT and online at The station is Connecticut’s leader with Facebook and Instagram followers and provides mobile users on-the-go breaking news updates and weather information through a customized application. NBC Connecticut’s commitment to excellence in journalism has been recognized with numerous Emmy Awards, and the prestigious Peabody Award and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

About Telemundo Connecticut

Telemundo Connecticut / WRDM is Telemundo’s local owned television serving Spanish-language viewers in Hartford, New Haven and Springfield, Connecticut. The station delivers its audiences 10 hours of local news as well as Telemundo network’s world-class programming across all platforms. Telemundo Connecticut features Noticiero Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra, the only local Spanish-language weekday newscast that delivers live, local news, real-time weather forecasts, as well as consumer reports and sports information. WRDM is co-located with NBC Connecticut / WVIT in West Hartford. Telemundo Connecticut’s information can be accessed online at, through the “Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra” mobile app, the station’s social media channels and on local over-the-air channels 19.1 in Hartford and 50.1 in Springfield, Frontier/AT&T channel 13, Cox channel 20, Altice/Optimum/Cablevision channel 16, and Comcast HD channel 1051.

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