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ADDITIONAL PARKING WITH A SCHOOL BUS SHUTTLE ALL DAY, AT THE OLD KROGER BUILDING 8685 WINTON RD
PARADE RAINOUT PHONE NUMBER: 522-2018 Option 4.
Donations to WinterFest Help Locally! Donations will be collected at the entry point of the event. Canned and boxed foods benefit school food pantries. Coats will be taken to St Vincent DePaul. Toys will help families in need who live in Springfield Township. Cash donations offset the cost of the WinterFest event.
SATURDAY, DEC 7
10am-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)
1pm - Parade (Winton Road)
Noon-6:30 p.m. - Art, Craft, Vendor Fair opens
2pm-6:30pm Student performances, Tree auction
3pm - Madcap Puppet Show "A Christmas Carol"
4:30-6:30 - Magic shows every 30 min.
5-7pm - Ice Carving Demo
Cincinnati Mobile Opera Times To be Announced
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 the Cincinnati Financial Parking Lot (located at 8685 Winton Road) on Saturday from 2:30 pm-7:45 pm and 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 he Vargo Silbinger Family Foundation. High Contributing Sponsors of WinterFest include Construct Connect and the Finneytown Athletic Association. Supporting sponsors include Springfield Township Professional Firefighters Local 4268, Hamilton County Parks, Forrest Lytle, Sign Effects. (More to be announced)
For more information, call 522-2108.
Cottages at The Winter Village
Eight cottages are being made by Cricket Valley Structures. Each cottage features a different theme with activities for families to enjoy. These cottages are available for purchase after our event is over at a discount price through Cricket Valley Structures.
Santa's Place - Have your photo taken by the professional photographers of McIntire Photography. Each family can receive one 4x6 printed image at no cost. Additional photo packages maybe purchased and will be mailed. Sponsored by McIntire Photography
Rudolph's Barber and Tattoo Parlor - Step inside Rudolph's Barbershop to have your hair painted a crazy color, your arm tatted with a holiday image or your face painted to be a little more colorful! All work at Rudolph's is free and supported through a team of amazing community volunteers and our cabin sponsor.
Charley Harper Gift Shop - Did you know that the nationally recognized artist, Charley Harper called Springfield Township home for over 50 years! Bring a little hometown art into your space with Charley Harper prints, ornaments, t-shirts, mugs and a variety of other keepsakes! Makes a great holiday gift!
Gingergrams - We have several senior housing residents in the community who could use a little extra love from you. Design a hand made greeting card using all kinds of art supplies and place it in our magical mailbox. A paramedic from the Springfield Township Fire Department will hand deliver these special cards to the nursing homes in our community who will benefit greatly from your gift. Children and adults are all welcome to create these cards.
Fudge & Nut Hut - Get all of your mouth watering, yummy, delicious fudge, chocolate covered nuts, warm cinnamon almonds and fresh roasted cashews at WinterFest. I.B. Back Fudge and Nut will be selling all of your favorites to cozy up the the fire with!
Mrs. Claus's Kitchen - Be sure to get your lunch at Mrs. Claus's Kitchen! This is where you will find fixin's most commonly found at J Gumbos, right here in Springfield Township. We will have Bourbon chicken, Bumble Bee Stew and a few kids food items. This is also the spot to get S'mores for the fire pit, hot chocolate to keep you warm and cool drinks to keep the family hydrated! Sponsored by J Gumbo
DIY Family Crafting - Enter our creation station and let your imagination go! We will provide you will supplies to make adorable snowmen out fabric, glitter and other supplies. Get creative and stay as long as you like!
Food Trucks: To Be Announced
WINTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE PARADE BEGINNING AT 2PM. (From Arby's to The Springfield Township Fire Station) THE FOLLOWING DETOURS WILL BE IN EFFECT DURING THE PARADE.