December 7, 2019
See Schedule at https://www.theartsconnect.us/248/WinterFest-Schedule
Grove Park - Large Soccer Field
9150 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Free Admission with donation of coat, toy or canned good.
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Kick off the holiday season with a two-day winter festival for the entire family. WinterFest Reimagined includes indoor and outdoor activities including a parade, winter village, around-the-clock entertainment, petting zoo, hay rides, iceless ice skating , craft show, fireworks, magic shows and so much s'more!
SATURDAY, DEC 7
9am-noon - Breakfast with Santa (Ticketed Event)
Noon - Winter Village Opens (8 cottages with family activities and shopping, iceless ice rink (skate rental extra), petting zoo, free hay rides, smores pit) (face & hair painting, food trucks, free crafts, cards to senior nursing care patients)
12-6:30pm - Art, Craft, Vendor Fair
1pm - Parade (Winton Road)
2-6:30pm Student performances, Tree auction
3pm - Madcap Puppet Show "A Christmas Carol"
4:30-6:30pm - Magic shows every 30 min.
5-7pm - Ice Carving Demo
7pm Rozzi Small Shell, Up Close Fireworks to Music
SUNDAY, DEC 8
1pm Winter Village Opens as "Holidays Around the World", Art, Craft Vendor Fair open
1-5pm International dance performances
2-4pm Cincinnati Civic Orchestra Holiday Concert
Parking at the Springfield Township Civic Center and Grove Event Center is limited, available first come first serve. Please be kind to our neighboring businesses and do not park in their customer parking spaces. Parking BEHIND the neighboring plaza is allowed but please, no event parking in front of the US Bank plaza or in the main Brentwood Bowl parking lot. A free shuttle service (yellow school bus) will be in operation at Northminster Church on Saturday from noon to 7:45 pm and Cincinnati Financial Parking Lot (located at 8685 Winton Road) on Sunday, 1pm-5pm. The drop off location will be at the end of the soccer field at Grove Park. (9150 Winton Road)
The first 500 vehicles will receive a swag bag from the event sponsors.
Weather related cancellations will be made at 513-522-2108.
What is the Cost of Admission: WinterFest is FREE thanks to our sponsors. We are asking for donations of new and gently used coats for St Vincent DePaul, packaged toys for the Springfield Township Police Department's Heroes and Helpers Program, and/or canned goods to support our local school food pantries. Any financial donations support ArtsConnect and their mission to create community vibrancy through the arts, events, parks & recreation.
Major Attractions: The Winter Village features 8 cottages, food trucks, a S'mores Fire Pit, Free Hay Rides, Photos With Santa, Crafts, A Main Stage, Iceless Ice Skating and a Petting Zoo. Fireworks will be held in the Winter Village at 7p.m. Other attractions include an Art, Craft Vendor Fair, Holiday Concert by the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra, Magic Shows, Parade and a Madcap Puppet Show. Students from our local schools will perform on the main stage Saturday. International performances will take place on the main stage Sunday.
Social Media: Be sure to take your picture at WinterFest using our Snapchat Filter!!! Tag us at @ArtsConnect. Springfield Township's Hashtag is #Springfieldtwp #Centertoitall
Shopping: Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at WinterFest!!! We will have approximately 20 art, craft and vendor booths located inside the Art Center. Be sure to stop by the ArtsConnect booth for skateboard decks and class gift certificates! Outside, you can pick up all of your Charley Harper treasures! Ornaments, keepsakes and prints will all be on sale! Need a storage shed? Get that too at WinterFest!
Eating: You can find all kinds of food at WinterFest this year! Food selections to be announced later.
AMAZING SPONSORS MAKING THIS POSSIBLE! This community is incredible. Once businesses and organizations learned about WinterFest events, they jumped on board to make it all possible. Our premier sponsors include Cricket Valley Structures and the the Vargo Silbiger Family Foundation. Major Sponsors of WinterFest include Energy Alliances, Constellation and Mt Pleasant Asphalt. The Art, Craft and Vendor Fair is presented by the Finneytown Athletic Association. Ice Sculpture demonstrations are presented by Construct Connect. The shuttle bus sponsor is tdg Facilities. The Stage Sponsor is Sibcy Cline Realtor, Tim Cottrill. Cabin sponsors include Springfield Township Professional Firefighters Local 4268, Seasons retirement community, J Gumbos, North Side Bank, Visiting Angels, McDonald's, STAR Soccer Club and Kiwanis. Contributing supporters include Custom Design Benefits, Herc Rentals, Cracker Barrel, Uncle Bills and Parker Roofing. Warm 98 is a media sponsor.
For more information, call 522-2108.