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Dec 14

Winterfest is here!

Posted on December 14, 2017 at 11:37 AM by Kevin Reopelle

Sledding, Ice Skating, Gingerbread Contest, The Olde Towne Candy Shoppe, Pet Photos with Santa, Santa's Workshop, Hay & Pony Rides, Flotilla, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts Show, Children's Games and Activities, and More!


Winterfest - Arts!Winterfest at Riverwalk, 421 Court Street 
December 2, 1-6PM 

Don't miss out on this festive family event! Enjoy sledding, ice skating, and snowball fights! Santa arrives at 1PM. Other activities will include a petting zoo, reindeer games, hay rides, pony rides, and train rides. An old fashioned candy shop will be available at the Riverwalk Marina. Stick around for the tree lighting ceremony at 5:30PM and the holiday flotilla after dark! Winterfest is free and open to the public. 

Download the Winterfest Map

Entertainment Schedule for Winterfest 2017
1:15PM    Onslow Winds Jazz Band
2:15PM    Bell Fork Elementary Chorus
3PM         Lees Cut
5:30PM        New River Harmony Barbershop
6PM    Tree Lighting & Flotilla

Free Admission & Parking!
Jacksonville Transit will provide a free shuttle service between Riverwalk Crossing Park and Jacksonville Commons on Saturday, December 2 from 12-7:30PM. Park at one location and access both the Winterfest outdoor activities at Riverwalk and the Arts & Crafts Show at the Commons with the convenience of Jacksonville Transit's shuttle service. Overflow parking for Winterfest at Riverwalk Crossing Park includes New Bridge Middle School, New River Shopping Center, Jacksonville Public Safety Complex, the County Justice Complex, and Jacksonville Landing. Free Admission and Parking will be available throughout the event.  

30th Annual Christmas Flotilla
In partnership with the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Winterfest, the Jacksonville Breakfast Rotary will be presenting their 30th annual Christmas Flotilla on the New River. Join us during the tree lighting ceremony to view the decorated boats as they travel towards Wilson Bay. Viewing locations are L.P. Willingham Park (at the end of Riverwalk Park) and the River Front Park.