Winter Festival                     

Events List:                

*Download a printable schedule of events HERE

Friday January 26

Snow Playground: Available all day (Free); City Hall Parking Lot; This playground will be available during daylight hours for children to climb & enjoy!

Winter Stories & Crafts: 10:00 to 11:00am (Free); Auburn Public Library 333-6640 X3

Kids Arts & Crafts: 3:00 to 5:00pm (Free); Auburn Public Library

Winter Play: 3:30 to 5:00pm (Free); Snowshoeing, sledding, bon fire, hot cocoa & playground fun at Park Avenue Elementary School (161 Park Ave.); in partnership with Winter Kids Winter Games.

$10 Snow Tube Tickets: 4:00 to 9:00pm ($10/hour); Lost Valley Ski Area

$25 Lift Tickets (All Ages): 4:00 to 9:00pm; Lost Valley Ski Area

Bonfire and Hot Chocolate: 5:00 to 7:00pm (Free); Lost Valley Ski Area

Tiara Tea Party: 6:00 to 8:00pm (FREE with donated prom gown/accessories/shoes/prom-related item); Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County at the Foss Mansion located at 19 Elm Street; Join WLU for tea and snacks while collecting prom related items for their annual Prom Gown Giveaway in March.

Torch Light Parade: 9:00pm (Free); Lost Valley Ski Area; you MUST see this beautiful parade of skiers & snowboarders holding torches, skiing downhill in unison. It is breath-taking! Fireworks to follow.

 

Saturday January 27

Snow Playground: Available all day (Free); City Hall Parking Lot; This playground will be available during daylight hours for children to climb & enjoy!

Top It Frozen Yogurt: Available all day; Stop in for some delicious frozen yogurt and receive 10% off your purchase all weekend! 168 Main Street, open Saturday 12:00 - 8:00PM and Sunday 12:00 - 7:00PM.

Lost Valley Ski Specials: Lost Valley Ski Area

  • “Super Saturday Package” includes lift ticket 4:00 - 9:00PM, Ski or Snowboard Rental, Lesson Tips 4:00 - 6:00PM and 2-hour tubing session 6:00 -8:00PM. $49
  • $35 All Day 9:00AM - 4:00PM Lift Tickets (Normally $49 for adults, $41 for juniors)
  • Lucid Ski Equipment demonstrations (Local hand crafted wooden skis)
  • Apres Ski Live Music in Lounge 4:00 -7:00pm, Music by Don Hebert from the Veggies

Snowshoe Hike:10:00am (Free); Snowshoe Hike at Mt. Apatite, sponsored by Androscoggin Land Trust. Visit www.androscogginlandtrust.org/event for information.

Baxter Outdoor “Packed Powder Series” to benefit WinterKids: Lost Valley; The race can be tackled as a solo 5K snowshoe, solo 10K duathlon, or team 10K duathlon. The 5K snowshoe course will take place on single track trails throughout the woods. The Nordic course will be set on the Auburn Nordic Ski Association trails behind Lost Valley Ski Area. XC Skiers will race first at 10:00am. Duathlon teams will transition directly into their snowshoe leg. Solo snowshoers: 10:05am. Visit: www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/winter3

Kids Activity Zone: 11:00am to 2:00pm; FREE unless otherwise noted; Festival Plaza;

  • Ice Sculpture Carving: 11:00am - 1:00pm in Festival Plaza by SubZero Carvings
  • Hot Chocolate and S’mores: 11:00am-1:00pm $1 each by L/A Optimist Club in Festival Plaza
  • Petting Zoo: 12:00 - 2:00pm in Festival Plaza by Pony Xpress Adventures
  • Live Music by Josh Hartfield: 11:00am - 1:00pm in Band Tent at Festival Plaza
  • Top it Frozen Yogurt Snow Slim: 1:00 - 3:00pm at Top it Frozen Yogurt

Family Movie: 1:00pm (Free); Auburn Public Library will be screening “The BFG” in the Androscoggin Room.

Nordic Ski Demo: 1:30 - 3:30pm (Free); 1465 Perkins Ridge Road, just downhill from Wallingford’s Fruit House; Hosted by the Auburn Nordic Ski Association; ANSA will have Nordic ski equipment from Outdoor Sports Institute for kids and adults to try on the groomed trails.

BUNCO: 2:00 to 4:00pm The Women’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County will host an afternoon of Bunco at the Foss Mansion located at 19 Elm Street. Reservations are required: www.womansliteraryunion.org.

SOLD OUT - Winter Festival Ice Bar!

Saturday, January 27  5:00 - 9:00pm Festival Plaza [Main Street]

Join us in the Roopers WinterFest Party Tent, home of the Gritty’s Ice Bar [cash bar] and the L-A Harley Stage. Live music by Farmhouse Project & L-A Harley Band

This is a 21+ event, tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the gate). CASH BAR. Space is very limited, so get your tickets EARLY!

Join our friends from Gritty’s for some frosty winter drinks (CASH BAR) under the Roopers WinterFest Party Tent; Farm House Project [5:30 - 7:00pm] & the L-A Harley Band [7:30 - 9:00pm] will appear on the L-A Harley Stage.

Visit www.AuburnRecreation.com for tickets or call: 333-6601 ext 2101

 

Sunday January 28

Snow Playground: Available all day (Free); City Hall Parking Lot; This playground will be available during daylight hours for children to climb & enjoy!

Top It Frozen Yogurt: Available all day; Stop in for some delicious frozen yogurt and receive 10% off your purchase all weekend! 168 Main Street, open Saturday 12:00 - 8:00PM and Sunday 12:00 - 7:00PM.

Lost Valley Lift Ticket Specials:9:00am-4:00pm; $35 All Day Lift Tickets (Normally $49 for adults, $41 for juniors).

Pet the Ponies: 11:00am - 2:00pm (Free); Maple Hill Farms Brickwell Barn located at 2054 North River Rd. in Auburn; The Ponies LOVE carrots, treats, a Selfie, and a good old pat on the back!

Family Sledding:11:00am - 2:00pm (Free); United New Auburn Association is sponsoring sledding, skating, and hot cocoa at Sherwood Heights.

Maine Skier’s Edge Race Series: Lost Valley; Registration 11:00am, Race begins at 1:00pm; All Ages (Kids, Teens, Adults); $26 Includes race and ski all day; Prizes for the top finishers in each age category; Sponsored by Skier’s Edge and Maine Standard Bio Fuels.

St. Dom’s Winter Carnival: 2:00pm to 6:00pm at various locations (FREE); 2:00pm - 4:30pm will be at St. Dom’s Academy; music, games, firepit, s’mores, campus tours and more. 4:50 - 6:00pm will be at Norway Savings Bank Arena free hockey clinic and public skate. More Info: www.stdomsmaine.org

Volunteer for Winter Festival!

  • The Auburn Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help with Winter Festival 2018!

    We need help with planning & organization before the event, as well as assistance with the event itself. If you have some time to help us make this the best WinterFest ever, please complete the form below...

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Our thanks to the following Winter Festival partners:

Chapman Trucking

Gritty’s

L-A Harley Davidson

Northeast Bank

Pat’s Pizza

Platz Associates

Roopers Beverage & Redemption

 

Androscoggin Savings Bank

Auburn Public Library

Baxter Brewing/Baxter Live Music

Lewiston-Auburn Optimist Club

Lewiston-Auburn Tent and Awning

Lost Valley Ski Area

Sub Zero Ice Carvings

Top-It Frozen Yogurt

Treehouse Graphics

Woman’s Literary Union