A day of tasting everyone will enjoy! Sample from a selection of over 40 unique craft beers and hard ciders while enjoying live music and the beautiful Lake Chelan scenery. Get your ticket!
Apple Bin Train Rides
Show us your Winterfest button and hop into an Apple Bin Train for a relaxing ride along the glistening lake in downtown Manson!
A great way to end your incredible Winterfest weekend. Come enjoy unlimited sparkling wine tastings, a scrumptious brunch and learn a little about the sparkling wine produced here in the Lake Chelan Valley. Get your ticket!
A raving success in year 1, this year’s event promises to be even better! The Battle of the Bloody Mary will take place in the barrel room of Lake Chelan Winery during the second weekend of festivities. Sip through some of the best Bloody Mary’s in the Lake Chelan Valley and vote for your favorite! A fire grill brat and a bloody mary round out the perfect “hair of the dog” morning. Get your ticket!
Tsilly is our elusive Lake Chelan “monster” and he’s visiting lots of different local businesses throughout the Lake Chelan community this Winterfest. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons and enter to win a grand-prize weekend of fun in Lake Chelan. Stop by Spirals in downtown Chelan or the Entry Tents to grab your “passport” and get started! Grand Prize includes:
Lakeview Drive-In: $55.00 gift Card to Lakeview Drive-In, (3) bottles of Mack’s Seasoning Salt, (3) Lakeview Drive-In koozie and (6) Lakeview Drive-In T-Shirts
Darnell’s Resort: 2 free night stay for up to 4 people
Slidewaters: (4) Passes to Slidewaters, buy one tattoo at regular price and receive a second tattoo of equal or lesser value FREE!, and (1) Corn Dog or Hot Dog, Chips and a pepsi FREE
Horse Carriage Rides
Show us your Winterfest Button and hop on the beautiful horse drawn sleigh for a beautiful ride along the Chelan River.
Ice Bar presented by North Cascades Bank
The Ice Lounge is THE place to be. Serving wines from the Lake Chelan Wine Valley, ciders and craft beers plus live music on tap Friday and Saturday – you won’t want to leave! Make sure to check out the music schedule.
Ice Block Carvings
Part of the magic of Winterfest is watching the artistic work of several incredible ice sculptors. Watch as they turn 45,000 pounds of ice in to beautiful pieces of art. You can catch our ice carvers at work at these times throughout both weekends:
- January 13th: 6pm – 8pm in Historic Downtown Chelan
- January 14th: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm in Historic Downtown Chelan
- January 21st: 12pm – 6pm in Downtown Manson
Ice Tower Lighting
Our team of ice carvers will be carving the Ice Tower all day down in the Manson Bay Marina. Make sure you check out their progress and then head back down at 6:30pm to watch the ice lit on fire!
The Winterfest Ice Slide is great fun! Show us your Winterfest Button, grab a sled and take a ride on the slide made from 12,000 pounds of ice. When you need to warm up, your Winterfest Button gets you access to one our most popular kid’s activity at Winterfest – Snowflake Lane. Head on INSIDE to the United Methodist Church (206 North Emerson), where you and your little ones can get your face painted, make your special super hero cape or discover many other tables of crafty fun.
Polar Bear Splash
Not for the faint at heart, grab your towel and join us for the Grand Procession and we’ll head down to Don Morse Park for the annual Winterfest Polar Bear Splash! We’ll have the notorious beach bonfire roaring so you can warm up.
Recess Monkey presented by Numerica Performing Arts Center
RECESS MONKEY, The Final Funktier: Best Kids’ CD of the Decade. This trio of teachers (who have even garnered Beatles comparisons) has become a force to be reckoned with in kid’s music. – AOL ParentDish
The Numerica PAC is proud to once again partner with the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce to bring this amazing family-friendly performance to Winterfest 2016.
Your Winterfest Button gets you access to one our most popular kids area’s at Winterfest! Not only is it INSIDE at the United Methodist Church, but you and your little ones can get your face painted, make your special super hero cape or discover many other tables of crafty fun!
Please join us Sun Jan 24th for this fun snowshoe run/walk along the ridges above beautiful Lake Chelan. Whether you plan on running or walking and enjoying the scenery, it should be a fun event for everyone. Course will be forest trails, but no risk of avalanches or steep slopes. At the finish we’ll have a choice of hot soups, bread, cookies and other goodies to fuel you up! Chelan Cabin Rentals is offering 10% off your cabin stay for Snowdog Snowshoe participants!
Taste the soups of the Valley during Soupfest on Friday, January 13th from 6-8pm! Taking place at The Eagles in downtown Chelan, vote on your favorite three soups and help us choose the Winterfest Soupfest Champion. This is a fun event designed to warm you up and introduce you to the great restaurants of our Valley. Entrance is free with your Winterfest Button.
Welcome to the Lake Chelan Wine Valley, the most naturally intoxicating wine destination in the Northwest. The glacially carved soil gives our grapes unique character. Our lake’s depths literally change the seasons here, stretching them out, drawing out late-summer sugars, long after others are off the vine. Some say our most precious resources are the world-class winemakers drawn to these conditions, turning nature’s gifts into the magic in your glass.
The Winterfest Wine Walk brings many of the local wineries together in one location – the hardest part will be choosing 10 wines from over 30 different award winning wines to taste! And don’t worry, if you can’t choose, you can always purchase a couple extra tastes. Get your ticket!
Another beautiful evening at Winterfest lighting wish lanterns by the lake. The setting is purely magical. Get your lantern!