2020 Winter Festival | January 24, 25 & 26                      

#AUBURNWINTERFEST

2020 List of Events

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Friday, January 24

Snow Playground: Available all day (Free); Auburn PAL Center - 24 Chestnut Street. This playground will be available during daylight hours for children to climb & enjoy!

Winter Stories: 10:00am (Free); Auburn Public Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room. Celebrate Auburn's Winter Festival and join us for some winter stories and a snowman craft! For more information, call333-6640 X3.

Winterfest at Lost Valley Ski Area! For info, call 784-1561

  • $32 Lift Tickets (All Ages): Noon to 9:00pm
  • Live Music: 7:00 to 10:00pm (Free) Band TBA
  • Torch Light Parade: 9:00pm (Free) You MUST see this beautiful parade of skiers & snowboarders holding torches, skiing downhill in unison. It is breath-taking! Fireworks immediately following (around 9:00PM)

DJ Skate Night: 6:30pm-8:30pm $10 (includes skate rental) at Norway Savings Bank Arena.

The Philadelphia Story: Community Little Theatre presents The Philadelphia Story. Evening performance at 7:30pm. For tickets, visit CLT’s new ticketing platform at www.LACLT.com or call the box office at 783-0958. Community Little Theatre is located on Academy Street.

 

Saturday, January 25

Snow Playground: Available all day (Free); Auburn PAL Center - 24 Chestnut Street; This playground will be available during daylight hours!

Lost Valley Ski Specials! Location: Lost Valley Ski Area (times & prices vary - see below)

  • Lift Ticket Special: $50 all day 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • $11 Tubing: 10:00am - 4:00pm 1-hour sessions
  • Fat Bike the Valley with ALA Trek Across Maine: 11:00am beginner group ride, 1:00pm advanced group ride
  • Apres Ski Live Music in the Lounge with Toby McAlister 3:00 -6:00pm

Snowshoe Hike:10:00am (Free); Snowshoe Hike at Mt. Apatite, sponsored by Friends of Mount Apatite. Bring your own snowshoes. Meet at Garfield Road entrance.

Family Movie: 1:00 - 3:00pm (Free); Auburn Public Library will be screening the family-friendly movie “Abominable” in the Androscoggin Community Room. Juice and crackers will be provided. Parents must remain with their kids during the movie.

BUNCO at the Foss Mansion (19 Elm Street) 2:00-4:00PM. Members free/non members $5 pp. Pre-registration required by Friday, January 24 (need 15 players or event will be cancelled). E-mail womansliteraryunion@gmail.com to register. Details on WLU Facebook page & website: www.womansliteraryunion.org. Join the WLU for prizes, refreshments & lots of dice-rolling fun!

Twin City Thunder: Back-to back hockey games (NCDC & Premiere) at 4:00pm & 7:00pm. For tickets, visit www.twincitythunder.com.

The Philadelphia Story: Community Little Theatre presents The Philadelphia Story. Evening performance at 7:30pm. For tickets, visit CLT’s new ticketing platform at www.LACLT.com or call the box office at 783-0958. Community Little Theatre is located on Academy Street.

Sunday, January 26

Snow Playground: Available all day (Free); Auburn PAL Center - 24 Chestnut Street; This playground will be available during daylight hours for children to climb & enjoy!

Lost Valley Specials:

  • Lift Ticket Special: $50 all day 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • $11 Tubing: 10:00am - 4:00pm 1-hour sessions

Baxter Outdoor “Lost Valley Winter Duathlon” Starts at 9:00am SHARP! Baxter Outdoors continues the “Packed Powder Series” with a stop at Lost Valley Ski Area! This classic local ski hill with over 10km of cross country ski trails will play host as participants snowshoe and Nordic ski their way through the woods of central Maine. The race can be tackled as a solo 5km snowshoe, solo 10km duathlon, or team 10km duathlon. The 5km 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. XC Skiers will race at 9:00am. Duathlon teams will transition directly into their snowshoe leg. Solo snowshoers will begin at 9:05am All races will start and finish near the base lodge. Prices can be found online http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/events/winter3.html

Family Sledding/Skating/Showshoeing:11:00am - 2:00pm (Free); Join the United New Auburn Association for sledding, skating & showshoeing at Sherwood Heights Elementary School. Gather ’round the fire pits with hot cocoa! Presented with Boys & Girls Club & Sherwood Heights Elementary.

Top It Frozen Yogurt: 12:00 - 3:00PM at 168 Main Street
Create your own candy bar! Cost is $5-$10. Reservations are REQUIRED. Sign up via Facebook messenger or email: topitfroyobar@gmail.com.

Maine Gourmet Chocolates: 12:00 - 5:00pm FREE chocolate tasting! Stop in to see them at 170 Main Street.

Pet the Ponies: 1:00pm - 3:00pm (Free) Visit the Sanctuary at Maple Hill Farms for a few hours of family fun as part of WinterFest. PLEASE NOTE that the location has changed to: Maple Hill Farm, 464 Maple Hill Road. Pet a pony or a very big draft horse, warm up with hot chocolate, take home yummy baked goods, and visit the rescued horses! Enter a raffle, get free coloring/activity books and Maple Hill swag! Weather permitting, we will have rides in a horse drawn farm wagon for $5, and perhaps a log twitching demonstration. The donation box will be out if you would like to help keep the horses in hay. As little as $5 buys a bale of hay and we will have a little thank you gift for you to take home.

Snow shoeing and Dog Sled Rides: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Free, but tips for the guides are welcome). Visit East Auburn Baptist Church at 560 Park Avenue for snow shoeing and dog sled rides! There will be a warming hut with hot chocolate and coffee and 100 beautiful acres of Auburn Land to explore!

Public Skate: 3:10pm-4:40pm at Norway Savings Bank Arena. $5 skate/$5 rental.

The Philadelphia Story: Community Little Theatre presents The Philadelphia Story. Sunday matinee at 2:00pm. For tickets, visit CLT’s new ticketing platform at www.LACLT.com or call the box office at 783-0958. Community Little Theatre is located on Academy Street.    

 

Our thanks to the following Winter Festival community partners: 

Androscoggin Land Trust
Auburn PAL Center
Auburn Public Library
Baxter Brewing/Baxter Live Music
Community Little Theatre
East Auburn Baptist Church
Friends of Mt. Apatite
L-A Arts
Lost Valley Ski Area
Maine Gourmet Chocolates
Maple Hill Farms
Norway Savings Bank Arena
The Sanctuary at Maple Hill Farms
Sherwood Heights Elementary School
Top-It Frozen Yogurt
Twin City Thunder
United New Auburn Association
Woman’s Literary Union