We had so much fun at WinterFest 2023. See you next year!

Get Festive with WinterFest

On the first Friday of December, join Waukee Parks & Recreation in the Downtown Triangle for Waukee WinterFest. Cheer with Santa and Waukee Mayor Courtney Clarke as they light the tree in Triangle Park at 6 p.m. sharp. After the tree lighting, visit with Santa in person at the Community Center over hot chocolate and cookies and participate in open houses and activities with the Waukee Downtown Businesses.

2023 Schedule

4-8 p.m.
Tasty Treats at Area Businesses
Charter Bank (Cookies & Drinks)
Jane & Friends (Appetizers)
Waukee Hardware (Cookies & Drinks) Waukee Ice Cream Shoppe (Ice Cream)
Old Station Craft Meats (Appetizers) Heartland Coop (Cookies & Drinks) American Legion
Burn Bootcamp
Integrity Financial (Popcorn)
The Kee (Mulled Wine & Buy 1 Pizza, Get 1 Half Off)
5-8 p.m.Food Trucks (Food for Purchase)
Charlotte's Kitchen 
Zipp's Pizzaria
6 p.m.WinterFest Tree Lighting with Santa & Mayor ClarkeTriangle Park
6 p.m.Free Soup (While Supplies Last)Old Station Craft Meats
Jane & Friends
Waukee Hardware Store
Waukee American Legion
6:15 p.m.Ice SculptorCommunity Center
6:15-8 p.m.Visit SantaCommunity Center
6:15-8 p.m.Drop Donations for Waukee Area Christian Services (Info Below)
Community Center
6:15-8 p.m.Scavenger Hunt (All Ages)
Triangle Park Gazebo
6:15-8 p.m.Winter Games & ActivitiesWalnut Street & 6th Street
6:15-8 p.m.
S'mores Station6th Street
6:15-8 p.m.
Mini Golf
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue: Pet Kittens and/or Adopt a Furry Friend
Burn Bootcamp
6:15-8 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Sponsored by the Waukee Arts CouncilHeartland Coop
6:30 p.m.Snowball Drop Sponsored by Charter BankOutside Charter Bank
7 p.m.Premiere Dance Studio Performance 
Walnut Street & 6th Street
After DarkTour Finalists from the Holiday Lights Contest Sponsored by Mi-FiberMap coming on Dec. 1!

Bringing Holiday Spirit to Neighbors in Need

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, new, unwrapped toys or monetary donations that will be distributed to those in need by Waukee Area Christian Services. Donations can be dropped off during WinterFest at the Community Center or during the week before WinterFest at the Waukee Public Works Building (805 University Ave).

Questions? Email Waukee Parks & Recreation Supervisor Danae Edwards or call at 515-978-0007.