Winterfest is almost here! This is an exciting event for the whole family. Whenever I go, I can’t help but get that warm Christmas feeling I enjoyed each year as a kid.

This year there will be a parade, tree lighting ceremony, fireworks and a special skate under the stars at NIBCO Ice and Water Park near downtown The City of Elkhart is really going all out this year. The event kicks off at NIBCO ice park at 6 pm and last till 8 pm. more

And best of all…SANTA will be there for the kids. Mom and Dad can get a picture with the little ones for ONE dollar! You can find Santa at Elkhart Central Fire Station 500 East Street- Admission is $2.00 or a donation of  a non - pershishable food item for kids 3 - 12 years; free for kids under 3. more

Skip the mall and long lines this time and stop out with me. Santa will be available for visits in the morning from 8am to Noon and the town Winterfest in NIBCO water/ice park begins at 6pm. Between events stop in to McCarthy’s for a late lunch or early dinner.

Winterfest would be a great tradition to start with your family. What Christmas traditions do you practice or remember from childhood? Leave us a comment.