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Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road
Saturday, December 7, 2019: At Northminster Church, 703 Compton Road
Sunday, December 8, 2019: At the old Kroger Building, 8685 Winton Road
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
9am-noon - Breakfast with Santa (Ticketed Event) GET TICKETS HERE
Noon - Winter Village Opens (8 cottages with family activities and shopping, iceless ice rink (skate rental $5 or bring your own ice skates), petting zoo, free hay rides, s'mores pit) (face & hair painting, food trucks, free crafts, cards to senior nursing care patients, cupcake walk), Christmas Tree Raffle
1pm - Parade (Winton Road) - ENTER PARADE HERE!
Noon-6:30 p.m. - Art, Craft, Vendor Fair opens ENTER ART SHOW HERE
Food: J Gumbos, Pizza Tower, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, S'mores, Kettle Corn, Hot Chocolate, Coffee
2pm-4pm Student performances
5pm - Games on the Main Stage
3pm - Madcap Puppet Show "A Christmas Carol"
4:30-6:30 - Magic shows every 30 min.
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
Food Trucks (Sunday Only): Taste of Mexico Cincy, SEA Cuisine, Pretzelfulls LLC
Other food: Popcorn, Kettle Corn, Smores, Hot Chocolate, coffee, hot dogs
2-4pm Cincinnati Civic Orchestra Holiday Concert (Indoors at The Grove Event Center)
1-5pm International dance performances (Outdoor Main Stage)
1:30 - 2pm Nepali Dancers
2 - 2:30pm - Hellenic Dancers (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church)
2:30 - 3:00pm - Bi-Okoto (West African Dance)
3:00 - 3:30pm - Taiko Sun
3:30 - 4:00pm- Game on the Main Outdoor Stage
4:00 - 4:30pm - Cincinnati Dance and Movement "International Holiday Traditions"
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 from Northminster Church on Saturday from noon to 7:45 pm and on Sunday from the Cincinnati Financial Parking Lot (located at 8685 Winton Road), 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 gift bag from the event sponsors!
Weather related cancellations will be made at 513-522-2108, option 4.
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 Silbiger 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 with our selfie kiosk. Your picture will be texted or emailed to you. Families are also welcome to take their own pictures.
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.
Henna Painting - On Sunday, Rudolph's Barber and Tattoo Parlor will feature henna artists to share a timeless tradition. Henna is a small tree, and its leaves contain a dye which stains your skin - similar to turmeric or beets. The design may last up to 3 weeks. Baby oil can remove the design sooner. The use of Henna for body art is several centuries old at least. The people of ancient Egypt and India used this form of temporary tattoo for religious ceremonies, wedding festivals, and for simple body adornment.
Charley Harper Gift Shop (Now Inside the Arts Center! - First Floor) - 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. Sponsored by Visiting Angels and The Springfield Township Fire Department Union.
Lines of Hope - On Sunday, the Gingergrams cabin will change over to share the tradition of writing prayer cloths. Write your well wishes, happy news or spiritual message on fabric. We will string these brightly colored cloths together and hang them throughout the village - to blow in the wind.
Dey's Kettle Corn - Get all of your mouth watering, yummy, delicious kettle corn at WinterFest. Several flavors will be cooked fresh at the event!
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 Street chicken, Bumble Bee Stew, Voodoo Chicken and hot dogs. This is also the spot to get S'mores for the fire pit, hot chocolate and coffee 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!
WINTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE PARADE BEGINNING AT 1PM. (From Arby's to The Springfield Township Fire Station) THE FOLLOWING DETOURS WILL BE IN EFFECT DURING THE PARADE.
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Thank you to the following sponsors for making WinterFest possible
The Vargo Silbiger
MAJOR PARTNER SPONSORS:
ART, CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR PARTNER
ICE SCULPTURE SPONSOR
HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD SPONSOR
PHOTO MOMENT SPONSOR