Grab your mittens and scarves and make your way to the heart of the center city for Raleigh's premier holiday event—the AT&T Raleigh Winterfest. Winterfest is a two-month long extravaganza featuring an outdoor skating rink with natural ice. This family-friendly celebration of fun-filled activities at the AT&T Raleigh Winterfest Ice Rink kicks off with a memorable event in City Plaza on Saturday, December 1.

Click here for a downloadable map of the kickoff event!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 from 3 pm-9 pm. The Ice Rink will be open from 2pm-11 pm.

MAIN STAGE:

3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thelonious
Razz-a-Ma-Jazz Christmas Time Band


4:00 pm-5:00 pm
City Ballet
St. Mary’s School “Ladies in Blue”
Cardinal Gibbons High School Dance Team
LA Dance
Ivana Premasinghe
Dance Attitude


5:00 pm-6:00 pm
WPU Cheer Team
Ease up Crew
Stage Door Dance Elite
Holly Greene


6:00 pm-7:00 pm
The Danze Zone
CC & Co. Dance Complex
Raleigh BoyChoir


7:00 pm-7:30 pm
ABC 11 Welcome by Anchor Amber Rupinta
David Diaz Remarks DRA
Leon Cox Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
Cynthia Marshall Remarks AT&T
Mayor McFarlane Remarks
Tree Lighting
Raleigh BoyChoir


7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Kickin Grass Band & Nu Blu (90 minutes)

KID'S ZONE:

3:00 pm-9:00 pm
Carousel, 40-foot Ferris wheel, bounce houses, and carriage rides

SLEDDING RAMPS:

3:00 pm-9:00 pm
FREE sledding ramps sponsored by Snow My Yard

 

SANTA'S VILLAGE:

3:00 pm-9:00 pm
Visit Santa and his helpers!

HOLIDAY BOULEVARD OF SHOPS

3:00 pm-9:00 pm
40+ vendors and local restaurants with a variety of crafts, foods, and gift items

OUTDOOR MOVIE: Polar Express

Premiering Downtown Raleigh Alliance's 42-foot outdoor movie screen at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

INFORMATION HOTLINE:
For weather updates and weekly schedule, call 919.821.6984.

LOCATION:
The AT&T Raleigh Winterfest Ice Rink will be located in City Plaza situated on the southern end of the 400 block of Fayetteville Street.

ADMISSION:
Admission including skate rental is $8.00 for both adults and children.

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