General Info on Winterfest

Save the Date! January 18-27, 2019

Set among the snow-capped buttes and glacier fed waters of Lake Chelan, Winterfest plays host to Washington’s most exciting winter festival. Glide over the snow in a horse-drawn carriage, sip and savor at our annual wine walk or watch the kiddos race down the infamous ice slide. Escape to our winter wonderland – Lake Chelan!

Winterfest Button

The Winterfest Button is your all-access pass to enjoying Winterfest weekend. With your button, breeze on through to all the Kids Activities, the Ice Bar, the Horse Carriage Rides and dozens of incredible offers at shops and wineries all around the lake!

Ice Carving

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.

Live Music

Enjoy incredible live music playing in the Winterfest Ice Bar! The music is open to all ages and all you need is your Winterfest Button!

Kids Activities

Your Winterfest Button gets you access to all of our popular kids activities at Winterfest – Snowflake Lane, Horse Carriage Rides, Apple Bin Train Rides and the Ice Slide!

Beach Bonfire & Fireworks

Starting at the Main Stage on Woodin Avenue, watch or be a part of the evening Winterfest Grand Procession. The short walk (.3 miles) ends at Don Morse Park for the Polar Bear Splash, beach bonfire and spectacular fireworks show!

Wine Walk

The Winterfest Wine Walk is the perfect event for wine connoisseurs or those just starting to discover the world of wine. Taste from over 30 different award-winning wines in the Tasting Tent or stroll through the downtown boutiques as you chat with the winemakers and taste their select choices on the Grand Wine Walk. This is a unique experience you’ll only find during Washington’s most exciting winter festival!


If you love beer or cider, Alefest is the event for you! Sample over 20 craft breweries and cider producers and new this year; Friday night will be focused on brewers and distillers from Lake Chelan and our surrounding communities.

Bubble Bar

Now in its fourth year, the Bubble Bar Sparkling Wine Brunch is a showcase of bubbles produced in the Lake Chelan Valley. A great way to cap off the first weekend of Winterfest, come enjoy unlimited bubbles, a catered brunch and learn a little about the sparkling wine produced here in Lake Chelan.


Come experience the best that Lake Chelan has to offer! Sample the best soups from restaurants around the Lake Chelan Valley and vote for your favorites! Limited to the first 300 people.

Don’t miss our fabulous Visitor Center! Open Daily.

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