WAUSAU – Winter Fest is back, and organizers are hoping that it’ll be “a great winter family-friendly event for all ages,” according to Alissandra Aderholdt, executive director of Wausau Events.
Winter Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at the 400 Block and the Great Hall at the Grand Theater, 401 N. Fourth St., Wausau. The event is free, as well as many of the activities.
The event will feature both indoor and outdoor activities. At the 400 Block, you can watch professional ice carvers at work, go ice skating and even attend sled dog demonstrations, if the weather permits.
If the weather gets too cold, you can warm up inside the Great Hall. Several businesses and organizations, such as the Marathon County Historical Society, Tundraland and the Marathon County Library, will offer free activities for kids. You can also pick up free pizza, cookies and beverages, while supplies last.
The event will also commemorate the 150th anniversary of the city of Wausau and pay tribute to the historic Winter Frolic festival.
According to Jean Frankel, executive assistant to Mayor Katie Rosenberg, you can also pick up a Wausau Passport at Winter Fest. Wausau residents earn stamps on the passport by going to events and self-guided tours that celebrate Wausau throughout the year. Passports with 24 or more stamps can enter a drawing at the end of the year.
For more information, visit wausauevents.org and celebratewausau.org.
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