Topeka
Topeka

WinterFest

Saturday, Dec. 8 and 15.
10 a.m. to 2 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 ($3 per person), and everyone from the Sugar Plum Fairy to Scrooge and Tiny Tim, WinterFest will be a holiday memory-maker for all. Interested in participating in the Winterfest Chili Cookoff, click here to learn more and submit your entry. The Grand Marshall will be Commissioner Shelly Buhler!

 

Due to the potential for rain on Saturday, December 1, Winterfest activities have been canceled and all vendors and activities will be moved to December 8. 

Schedule:

December 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Santa visiting Shops
  • Carriage Rides
  • Storefront Decorating Contest
  • Ugly Sweater Contest at Leaping Llamas
  • Ice Sculpture
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Craft Table
  • Vendors along sidewalk
  • Tiny Tim Character
  • 10:30 – 11 a.m. – Kansas Ballet Performance

December 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Santa visiting Shops
  • Carriage Rides
  • Storefront Decorating Contest
  • Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Live Ice Sculpting

Special features:

  • Ice Sculptures
  • Holiday Crafts
  • 12 Days of Christmas displays
  • Discounts and specialty items at area shops
  • Horse and carriage rides for $3 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. - 2 p.m.
  • Ugly Sweater Contest at Leaping Llamas
  • Hand printed greeting cards at Leaping Llamas 
  • Write letters to Santa at Classic Bean, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Don't forget to give your letter to Santa!)
  • Meet and Greet with Santa (schedule below)

Santa and Mrs. Claus Schedule

  • To be announced soon.

Participating vendors to be announced soon!

Interested in being a vendor or performer? Fill out our vendor form online and then download the Winterfest Vendor Media Kit Here!​

Featured performers include:

  • Kansas Ballet

 

 

 

If you have any questions about the event or becoming a vendor, contact Stephanie Wilhelm at 785.234.1030 or Stephanie.Wilhelm@TopekaPartnership.com.