Wausau Winter Fest returns downtown Jan. 29 with ice sculptures, food

Ice sculptures are on display at Wausau Winter Fest. This year's Winter Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 29 at the 400 Block and the Great Hall of the Grand Theater in downtown Wausau.

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.

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