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December 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Time Details:
Saturday morning 9 AM - 12 PM
The Grove Event Center
9150 Winton Road

Cincinnati, OH 45231
Tickets - $10 (10% discount for ArtsConnect members). Kids under 2 free.
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Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Kick off your WinterFest experience with Breakfast with Santa! Your morning will begin with a Cracker Barrel buffet of pancakes, orange juice, milk, and coffee. After breakfast, families will be amazed by the magic, illusion and stories of "The Arctic Express". Our conductor will take you on a "magical train ride" around the world to learn about winter holiday celebrations of Diwali, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Hanukkah, and Christmas. Children will design a keepsake WinterFest parade flag and have a change to get their own Santa Selfies. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Sale ends December 1st, or until sold out. Please note, this event requires a $10 pre-purchased ticket

WINTERFEST "Re-Imagined" 2019

 December 7 & 8, 2019

Located at 9150 Winton Road

WinterFest has expanded to 2 days! Families can look forward to the addition of a Breakfast with Santa, an iceless ice rink, magic shows and the theme "Holidays Around the World" on Sunday.

Donations to WinterFest Help Locally!

Admission and most activities at WinterFest are free. 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 support the Heroes & Helpers program for families in need who live in Springfield Township. Cash donations offset the costs of running the WinterFest event.

WinterFest Map

This map is subject to change.

WinterFest Weather Updates:

Cancellations and/or delays can be heard by calling 522-2108, option 4.


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)

2pm - Parade (Winton Road)

3pm - Art, Craft, Vendor Fair opens

3pm-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 To be Announced

7pm Rozzi Small Shell, Up Close Fireworks to Music


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 Information:
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 AttractionsThe 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