Winterfest breezes back to Kent

November 16, 2013 by  

The 31st annual Kent Winterfest is returning to the city this December, and is a presentation of the Kent Lions that usually attracts approximately 7,000 visitors.

The festivities, which will take place in several venues in the city, will include entertainment from school bands, an appearance by Miss Cornucopia, and the arrival of Santa Claus. One of the biggest events will be the mini Santa parade for kids, which will travel along Kent Street to the Town Square Plaza. Santa will then set up his workshop at Kent Station and receive the key to the city from the mayor.

Children can also take part in story time and craft making at the Kent Library. Those who attend will receive preferred seating and treats at the tree lighting ceremony afterwards.

The illumination of the official 40 foot Christmas tree and the Town Square is set to feature music and fireworks, with all of the trees in the square to be lit up. Visitors will also be able to ride a carousel and get free treats like hot cider, popcorn, and hot chocolate.

It’s likely that the Kent festival is going to be widely advertised; marketing such events usually includes investing in services like poster and flyer printing to produce items that can be quickly and easily distributed throughout the area.

Kent Winterfest is taking place at the Town Square Plaza and Kent Station on December 7. The tree lighting will occur at 5:30 pm. For more information, visit the Kent Lions official event website.