Bring on the holiday cheer with Waukee's free, annual WinterFest celebration held in the Downtown Triangle. 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 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, hear carolers and embark on a scavenger hunt. An old-fashioned trolley will circle residential streets as well with the annual WinterFest Light Tour. Stop by the Waukee United Methodist Church for soup and holiday arts and crafts with the Waukee Area Arts Council. The Waukee Hardware & Rent-It Center and the Legion Hall will also be serving soup from 6-8 p.m.
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 10-14.