Topeka
Topeka

WinterFest

2017 WinterFest LogoSaturday, Dec. 2
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.

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 $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.
  • Mexican hot chocolate and tamales at Lupita's
  • Hand printed greeting cards at Leaping Llamas 
  • Store-wide discounts and make your own ugly sweater or shirt at Boho Mojo 
  • 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

  • Wolfe's: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
  • Cashmere Popcorn: 11:15 a.m. - noon
  • Absolute Design by Brenda: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Hazel Hill: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

New for 2017:

  • Ugly Sweater Contest - Wear your ugly sweater to the Visit Topeka booth to have your picture taken and for a chance to win $50. The pictures will be posted on Facebook for public voting.
  • Chili Contest (click to download registration)

Participating vendors include:

  • Cass Designs - Wood ornaments, keyrings, signs, sewn headbands, etc.
  • Usborne Books and More - Children's books
  • Perfectly Posh - Naturally based pampering products
  • Luna's Art - Handcrafted cards, art, jewlery, bottle crafts, etc.
  • Family Gallery - Wood crafts and seasonal items. 
  • JLG BBQ
  • About Face - Face painting
  • Classkeys Design - Coasters & Christmas signs
  • Cross the Road Stitching - Pop-culture cross stitching
  • Helping Hands Humane Society
  • KEEP Collective Jewelry - Personalized Jewelry 
  • Lipsense by SeneGence
  • Sky Zone Topeka

Featured performers include:

  • Kansas Ballet
  • Sugar Plum Fairy at Absolute Design by Brenda, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Tiny Tim (walking around), 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Interested in being a vendor? Contact Rosa Cavazos at 785.234.1030 or rosa@visittopeka.com.

WinterFest Map