Stratford Winterfest

Stratford Winterfest

What started as a single-day event in 1998 has now grown to a multiday celebration of all things winter during Stratford’s Winterfest. This festival includes both indoor and outdoor events that will appeal to couples, groups of friends and whole families.

Beginning Friday evening going all the way through to Sunday, you and your loved ones can take part in sporting events, live entertainment, artistic adventures and exciting activities for the kids. Every year, the events evolve to reflect the interests of our visitors, but regardless of how the schedule changes, there’s always something for the foodie, artist, comedian and outdoorsy person in all of us.

Stratford Winterfest is only made possible through the generous support of the City of Stratford and our wonderful community. We’re so proud to be a part of a “village” that understands the importance of bringing family and friends together, and we welcome you to visit us within the heart of Southwestern Ontario to take part in all the cheer.

Dates: Friday, January 24th to Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Times: 10am to 4pm
Location: Lower Queen’s Park, Stratford, Ontario

Event Details: Stratford Winterfest Website

Events at The Stratford Winterfest

2020 Stratford Winterfest Events and Activities

So many great winter events are taking place at the Stratford Winterfest from Friday, January 24th to Sunday, January 26th, 2020. Visit the Stratford Winterfest website for event times and details.

  • Winterfest Kick Off Event – Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Yuk Yuk’s Dinner and Show – Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Badminton Club Open House – Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Night Ice Skate – Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Connect To Nature with Wildwood Event – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Pony Rides – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Interactive Ice Building Blocks – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Colouring Contest – Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Face Painting – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Gallery Stratford Free Family Drop-in Weekend – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • CRPI Plastics Sitting Area – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Winter Mini Golf – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Hockey Shoot Out – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Stratford Festival Warm Up Area – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Obstacle Course – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Totally Spoke’d Fatbike Frolic – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Apple Land Train Rides – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Little Tracks Petting Zoo – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Snow Slide Rides – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Ice Rink – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Snowman Stroll – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Tim Hortons Tims Tens – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Ice Carving Demos – Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Stratford Curling Club Demos – Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Stratford Curling Club Open House – Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi Demo – Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Fire Department Demo – Saturday, January 25 & Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Winterfest Golden Swan Pub Trail – Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Night Ice Skate – Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Face Painting – Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Free Family Skate – Sunday, January 26, 2020

How to Prepare for Stratford Winterfest

Remember to wear your winter gear, so you can take part in all the festivities.  

While there are plenty of dining and entertainment events to attend indoors, if you want to play in the snow or skate under the stars, it’s best to dress for wintry success. Some of the gear that’s served our Winterfest guests in the past includes:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Toques and mittens
  • Scarves or face protectors (“neck gaiters” may be even better so they don’t get caught on anything while you’re playing)
  • Snow pants
  • All the layers!

Plan a Stratford Winterfest Getaway

There’s so much to celebrate during a Canadian winter: from delicious hearty dishes through to the beautiful blanket of wintry snow over our picturesque town, we can all discover the finer side of winter in Stratford, Ontario.

If you want to be situated right in the centre of all the action, book your Stratford winter getaway stay at The Pillar Inn and unwind with a signature drink and an upscale gastropub meal.

We look forward to seeing you this winter!

Images courtesy of the Stratford Winterfest*

 

 

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