Bring on the holiday cheer with Waukee's free, annual WinterFest celebration on Friday, Dec. 2 in the Downtown Triangle District. Downtown Waukee Businesses will host open houses beginning at 4:30 p.m. The rest of the festivities kick off at 6 p.m. SHARP when Santa Claus and Waukee Mayor Bill Peard light the WinterFest holiday tree!
After the tree lighting, kids can visit Santa at the Waukee Community Center. Guests can watch an ice sculptor create holiday pieces, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, make art with the Waukee Arts Council, hear carolers and embark on a scavenger hunt. An old-fashioned trolley will circle residential streets as well with the annual WinterFest Light Tour.
It wouldn't be a Waukee festival without an element of giving back to the community. Organizers are asking attendees to bring non-perishable food items or new, unwrapped toys that will be distributed to those in need by Waukee Area Christian Services. Items can be dropped off at the Community Center during the event or at the Waukee Public Works Building December 5-9.
Stop by the following businesses from 4:30-8 p.m. for their open houses: Heartland Co-op, Jane & Friends Hairstyling, Waukee Hardware & Rent it Center, Waukee Ice Cream Shoppe, Classic Floral & Design, Oswald Chiropractic, Charter Bank (until 5 p.m.), and Schnoes & Co, LLC (until 5 p.m.).
Questions? Contact Waukee Parks & Recreation Supervisor Danae Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-978-0007.