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November 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The City of Council Bluffs is partnering with The Council Bluffs Public Library, Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment, The 712 Initiative, Union Pacific Museum, Pottawattamie County Conservation, and The Salvation Army to present Winterfest. Arrive early as Winterfest activities begin promptly at 6 p.m. with the Bayliss Park holiday lighting ceremony. A food court will be located at the intersection of Pearl and Willow streets with food trucks, seating, and live music. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Free Winterfest activities:

  • Lighting Ceremony (takes place promptly at 6 p.m.)
  • Santa’s Workshop featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Reindeer
  • Festive Photo Ops
  • Face Painting
  • Balloons
  • Free Hot Cocoa
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Outdoor Movie
  • Art Activities
  • Crafts inside Union Pacific Railroad Museum
  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks
  • Giveaways
  • NEW: Horse and Carriage Rides
  • NEW: Bike rides with the Grinch
  • NEW: Snow! As long as temperatures are below 32 degrees, Pottawattamie County Conservation will be making snow with equipment from Mt. Crescent!


November 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bayliss Park
100 Pearl St.
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
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