December 7, 14 & 21  |  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  |  Downtown Topeka

Looking for the perfect holiday gift but want a special shopping experience, too? WinterFest is for you! Kansas Avenue comes alive with winter holiday fun for Winterfest. Find Santa and other holiday characters, take a horse and carriage ride, enjoy carolers, and get some holiday shopping done at Topeka's favorite downtown businesses.



December 7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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December 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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December 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Special features:

  • Ice Sculptures
  • Holiday Crafts
  • Discounts and specialty items at area shops
  • Santa carriage rides, at 7th and S. Kansas Ave., 9 a.m.-10 a.m. (First Come First Served, last ride admitted at (9:50 a.m.)
    • $20 per family, will share the ride with other families
    • $30 per family for a private carriage ride with Santa, 
  • Horse and carriage rides for $5 per person, at 7th and S. Kansas Ave., 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Ugly Sweater Contest at Leaping Llamas
  • Write letters to Santa at Classic Bean, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Don't forget to give your letter to Santa!)
  • Meet and Greet with Santa (schedule below)

Santa and Mrs. Claus Schedule

  • 10-11 p.m. Hazel Hill Chocolates
  • 11-12 p.m. Juli's Coffee
  • 12-1 p.m. Brenda's by Design
  • 1-2 p.m. Wolfe's Camera Shop


Participating vendors to be announced soon!

Interested in being a vendor or performer? Fill out our vendor form online and then download the Winterfest Vendor Media Kit Here!​


Performances vary by weekend and include experiences like:

  • Pillow fights with Buddy the Elf
  • Kansas Ballet Academy
  • Elf on a Shelf


If you have any questions about the event or becoming a vendor, contact Stephanie Wilhelm at 785.234.1030 or