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It Does Wonders for a Central New York Winter!

From the center of downtown Syracuse to senior centers throughout Onondaga County, everyone joins in the celebration. Kids will be kids, even when they’re middle-aged. And there are not age limits when it comes to enjoying the bursting blooms of the colorful Winterfest fireworks display or the culinary delights created by hundreds of hands. What a Party!

With more than 100,000 people attending dozens of indoor and outdoor events, parties, cook-offs plus an abundance of other activities, the second largest audience in all of Central New York is drawn by Syracuse Winterfest.

 

Why be bored in Central New York? Come join the Fun! “IRE-BOOT” You’ll have a Ball!!  

Here are the Events Produced by Syracuse Winterfest, Inc. 

 

  • KICK OFF PARTY
  • TREASURE HUNT BEGINS
  • FIRE WORKS at INNER HARBOR
  • WINTERFEST EXPRESS
  • ICE CARVING
  • CULINARY CRUISE
  • MARTINI MIX-OFF
  • SANGRIA MIX-OFF
  • OPEN ICE SKATING
  • CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
  • HUMAN SLED DOG RACE at INNER HARBOR
  • KIDS EVENTS, GAMES, FOOD TUCKS,  and BEER TASTING  at INNER HARBOR 
  • HUMAN SLED DOG RACE at INNER HARBOR
  • KIDS FUN HUMAN SLED DOG RACE at INNER HARBOR
  • CHILI COOK-OFF
  • BEER TASTING DOWNTOWNER Area
  • SANDWICH STROLL
  • ICE CARVING
  • MARGARITA MIX-OFF
  • WINTERFEST EXPRESS
  • COSMOPOLITAN MIX-OFF
  • WING WALK
  • BLOODY MARY MIX-OFF
  • WINTERFEST EXPRESS
  • KIDS FUN with CHECKERS
  • ICE CARVING
  • TEAM TRIVIA FINALS
  • FIREWORKS FINALE

Here are the Events Produced by UpDown Towners of Syracuse, INC. 

Your firm can be part of the fun when Central New York celebrates winter. Fantastic opportunities exist for corporate sponsorships. There’s tremendous media involvement and the hoopla starts soon.

Winterfest is a non-profit organization, which enjoys in-kind and financial support from both local and national businesses. With your support, this year’s Winterfest will be bigger, better and more exciting than ever.

Save the Date!  February 17 – 27, 2022

It was only Thirty Four years ago when winter in Central New York was not such a wonderful time. The snow, the ice, and the cold are still here, but now southern vacations are delayed in favor of a Winterfest celebration.

For further information, contact Bill Cooper at (315) 243-2500 (c) or Email: wacooper@twcny.rr.com

Syracuse Winterfest
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