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.
WinterFest - DECEMBER 1, 2018
Noon Parade (Winton Road, From Cincinnati Financial Building - to Fire Station)
1-7pm Art/Craft/Vendor Fair Arts Center
1:30-2:30 p.m. Madcap Puppet Show “A Christmas Carol” (Grove Event Center)
4-6 p.m. Cincinnati Civic Orchestra Concert (Grove Event Center)
1-5 p.m. Student Art Gallery (Grove Event Center)
1-7 p.m. Winter Village Featuring Eight Cottages (Outdoors)
1-7 p.m. Hay Rides (Candy Lane & Marview Terrace)
1-7 p.m. Petting Zoo
1-7 p.m. S'mores Pit
1-7 p.m. Tree Display By Local Schools (Trees to be raffled at 6:30 p.m. benefit the school the tree is decorated by)
2-5 p.m. Ice Sculpture Demonstration (Family Photo Op When Completed!)
2:45 - 4:45 The Opera Express - Mobile Opera Theater Shows
1-4 p.m. School Performances Every Half Hour (Stage)
4-7 p.m. Church Performances Every Half Hour (Stage)
6:30 p.m. Live Christmas Tree Raffle (Benefit schools)
ADDITIONAL PARKING: FREE SHUTTLE PARKING AT NORTHMINSTER CHURCH LOCATED AT 703 COMPTON ROAD
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, McDonald's!
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!
Hometown Heroes - We have a community filled with veterans and individuals currently serving our country. We figure that WinterFest is a great place to salute all of these heroes, and do a little something special too. View the wall of heroes. Choose one - or as many as you like - to have a holiday card sent to. We will provide the cards and the postage. Write a personal greeting and place it in our mailbox for delivery. REGISTER AND SUBMIT A PHOTO FOR OUR WALL OF HEROES HERE! Sponsored by Northgate Tire and Mt Healthy First Baptist Church
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! Sponsored by Klei Mower
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 __. 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 winter snowflakes and snowmen out of self-hardening clay, fabric, glitter and other supplies. Get creative and stay as long as you like! Sponsored by Forest Park/Greenhills Kiwanis
Food Truck: The Dapper Doughnut
WINTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE PARADE BEGINNING AT NOON. (From Arby's to The Springfield Township Fire Station) THE FOLLOWING DETOURS WILL BE IN EFFECT DURING THE PARADE.