2015 Winter Festival - A Celebration of Lights, Music & the Arts
Saturday, December 5, 3:00 - 10:00pm
Theme: Holiday Fun for Everyone
Celebrating 29 years of holiday magic, the Winter Festival will have much to offer and something for everyone to enjoy throughout event. Please visit our website regularly for festival updates.
Check out the full list of sponsors (PDF)
Schedule of Activities - December 5, 3:00 - 10:00pm
- Download the full festival map with event times and stage locations (PDF)
- Five stages of entertainment - Various locations throughout downtown
- Candy Cane Lane - A seasonal stroll through McCarty Park
- Youth Ornament Tree Decorating Contest Display - McCarty Park
- Food vendors - Park Avenue, Adams Street and College Avenue
- Arts, crafts and a variety of exhibitors - Ponce de Leon Park, Park Avenue and College Avenue
- Children's activity area featuring hands-on craft activities and houses - Kleman Plaza
- 6:00pm - Lighting Ceremony - Bloxham Park at Monroe Street
- 6:15pm - Jingle Bell Run - sponsored by Capital Health Plan
Race will begin immediately following the Lighting Ceremony
Start Location: Park Avenue at Monroe Street
You may also register online at raceit.com - beginning date TBD
- 7:15pm - Nighttime Holiday Parade, sponsored by City of Tallahassee Your Own Utilities
Please note that all Winter Festival activities and events are subject to change or cancellation.
Festival Street Closures and StarMetro Route Changes
The following downtown streets will be closed tomorrow as part of Winter Festival. Patrons attending the event are advised to arrive downtown as early as possible. Parking is available for a fee at the Kleman Plaza parking garage (Bronough Street entrance only), as well as the parking garage located at 215 South Calhoun Street. There will be plenty of free on-street parking throughout downtown except for on streets closed for the event. In addition, nearby state-owned parking garages will be open and free of charge. Handicap parking is available in the eastbound lane of Park Avenue between Monroe and Calhoun streets (access via Calhoun Street) and along Adams Street between Park Avenue and Call Street (access via Tennessee Street).
- Adams Street between Call and Jefferson streets, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- College Avenue between Monroe and Bronough streets, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Duval Street between Pensacola and Call streets, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Monroe Street between Tennessee and Brevard streets, 4:30 - 10 p.m.
- Monroe Street between Tennessee and Madison streets, 5:45 - 10 p.m.
- Madison Street between Railroad Avenue and Monroe Street, 5:45 – 10 p.m.
Side streets adjacent to the parade route may be closed throughout the day, as well.