Welcome to the 22nd Annual
come check out the festivities on
Friday, December 1 to Saturday, December 2
This two day event takes place annually on the first weekend of December. It kicks off with throngs of people coming out to participate in the Lighting of the Trees at the Court House on Friday evening. Local choirs, musicians and bands sing Christmas carols while everyone munches on cookies and candy canes, washed down with steaming hot chocolate, all supplied free by local sponsors.
Saturday is a special day for the children. With a traditional pancake breakfast and Santa Claus Parade there is lots of opportunity to meet with Santa. In the afternoon there is free swimming and skating.
Saturday evening brings the Sailpast where vessel operators decorate their boats with Christmas lights and themes. As the boats parade by folks look on from the Waterfront Rotary Park where a bonfire burns to brighten up the evening and keep everyone warm along with free hot chocolate, apple cider, and cookies, which are generously sponsored by local businesses.
FUN activities to do during Winterfest:
• "Lighting Up the Trees" at the Court House
• Caroling with free treats and hot beverages
• Breakfast with Santa
• Santa Claus Parade
• Free Swim and Skate
• Christmas Craft Fair
• 36th Annual Christmas Carol Sailpast
• Bonfire and Fireworks at the Waterfront with Free Treats and Beverages