Topeka
Topeka

WinterFest

Saturday, Dec. 1, 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!

Schedule:

December 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Santa visiting Shops
  • Carriage Rides
  • Reindeer
  • 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 8, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Santa and Mrs. Claus visiting Shops
  • Carriage Rides
  • Storefront Decorating Contest
  • Ugly Sweater Contest at Leaping Llamas
  • Ice Sculpture
  • 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.