Hamilton’s Winterfest is back on this year and it’s the perfect excuse for residents to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the winter season or to check in with the community online.
This year, events will take place at parks throughout the city on weekends between Jan. 25 and Feb. 15th. Online programming will also be available this year for those who would rather take in the sights from the warmth of home.
This will be the first year the event will move its hub to various locations throughout the city.
“Hamilton Winterfest is thrilled to help you leap into 2021 with some engaging opportunities to explore your city,” the event’s website says.
“From the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Fringe Festival, to the Hamilton Public Library, SoupFest and Neighbourhood Associations – Winterfest gives you every excuse to get out of the house or hop online to connect with your community.”
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In-person, family-friendly events will run from 3 to 10 pm at 11 Hamilton parks. Some events will feature live music, performances, art installations, puppet shows, hot chocolate and much, much more.
Organizers of the event assure residents that opportunities for selfies will be in abundance and it’s all free.
Winterfest has been warming up the community for more than 40 years and in recent years, it’s attracted tens of thousands of people to its many events.
This year things are somewhat scaled back but the programming promises to be ‘local, imaginative and unique to Hamilton and its surrounding areas.’
Winterfest is a co-production put on by The City of Hamilton, in partnership with local arts non-profit Cobalt Connects and many other community partners.