CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS!
COME JOIN THE FUN
21st Annual Winterfest
Friday, December 2 - Saturday, December 3, 2016
This two day event takes place annually on the first weekend of December. It kicks off with throngs of people coming out to participate in the Lighting of the Trees at the Court House on Friday evening. Local choirs, musicians and bands sing Christmas carols while everyone munches on cookies and candy canes, washed down with steaming hot chocolate, all supplied free by local sponsors.
Saturday is a special day for the children. With a traditional pancake breakfast and Santa Claus Parade there is lots of opportunity to meet with Santa. In the afternoon there is free swimming and skating.
Saturday evening brings the Sailpast where vessel operators decorate their boats with Christmas lights and themes. As the boats parade by folks look on from the Waterfront Rotary Park where a bonfire burns to brighten up the evening and keep everyone warm along with free hot chocolate, apple cider, and cookies, which are generously sponsored by local businesses.
Organized by the volunteers of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society
and volunteers of Prince Rupert Fireworks
“Come volunteer and share the spirit”