Topeka
Topeka

WinterFest

WinterFest logoSaturday, Dec. 3
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Downtown Topeka

Looking for the perfect holiday gift but want a special shopping experience, too? WinterFest is for you!

Featuring live reindeer and a sleigh ($5 selfie photos), horse-drawn carriage rides along the avenue ($1 per person), and everyone from the Sugar Plum Fairy to Scrooge and Tiny Tim, WinterFest will be a holiday memory-maker for all.

Special features:

  • Ice Sculptures
  • Gingerbread House making
  • 12 Days of Christmas displays
  • Santa game
  • Discounts and specialty items at area shops
  • Horse and carriage rides for $1 per person, at 7th and S. Kansas, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • $5 selfie photos with the reindeer at 8th and Kansas, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Downtown businesses include: 

  • Hazel Hill - hot cocoa with Santa from 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Wolfe's Camera - free photo with Santa at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Absolute Design by Brenda - Santa from 1 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Cashmere Popcorn - Santa from 2 - 2:30 p.m. 
  • Classic Bean - write a letter to Santa 
  • Moburts - write a letter to Santa 
  • Lupita's (tamales and Mexican hot chocolate)
  • Debonaire's Barber Shop
  • Top City Shoes
  • Shana Cake 
  • Prairie Glass
  • Leaping Llama's 
  • Juli's 

Food trucks include: 

  • Greg-Co BBQ
  • Big BoyZ 

Vendors include:

  • LulaRoe
  • Cassie Carlson
  • Usborne Books
  • Magnabilities 
  • Sardou Fragrances
  • AGM Custom Creations 
  • O.B.O. Apparel 
  • Candles by JD McLuckin
  • Couture Crafts by Janel 

Lodging: 

Senate Suites, 900 SW Tyler, is offering a 15 percent discount on all room types for WinterFest. Call 800-488-3188 to book your room today! 

Tying it all together

WinterFest is just part of the holiday fun! Afterward, be sure to check out one of these great events:

  • December 1-4 – Festival of Trees at Kansas Expocentre to benefit SLI
  • December 2-4 -- Topeka Civic Theatre’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”
  • December 2 & 3 – Holiday Happenings at Old Prairie Town (also Dec. 9 and 10)
  • December 3 – A Classic Rock Christmas at Topeka Performing Arts Center benefit for the United Way of Greater Topeka.
  • December 3 – Old Fashioned Craft Fair and Bake Sale at Crestview Community Center
  • December 4 – Santa Arrives on UP at Great Overland Station
  • Also viewable throughout the week and beyond will be the perennial favorite lights displays in the Potwin neighborhood and the Winter Wonderland benefit for TARC at Lake Shawnee.