Lake Chelan Winterfest - Jan.12-21


HORSE CARRIAGE RIDES - January 12 & 13


CHELAN / MANSON - Lake Chelan Winterfest has been a community favorite for nearly 30 years. It started back in the 80’s and was put on by the Lake Chelan Recreation Association. Over the years, it has grown in size but has been able to retain its small town charm.


There are endless activities at Winterfest, including some annual favorites like horse carriage rides, live ice sculpting and a polar bear splash! All you need is your Winterfest Button, a jacket and some of your closest family and friends.


Escape to our winter wonderland - Lake Chelan!




The Winterfest Button is your all-access pass to enjoying the festival. With your button, breeze on through to all the Kids Activities, Horse Carriage Rides and dozens of incredible offers at shops and wineries all around the lake! 

Free cookie with any purchase of $5 or more at Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery

Free espresso drink - any kind, any size at Lone Pine Espresso

20% off storewide at 3 Wild Sheep

25% off select wines at Wapato Point Cellars

Enjoy these offers and so many others with your Winterfest Button



January 12 & 13


Show us your Winterfest Button and hop on the horse drawn carriage for a beautiful ride along the Chelan River. Let the amazing horses guide you around historic downtown Chelan!



January 12


Not for the faint at heart, grab your towel and join us for the Grand Procession. We’ll head down to Don Morse Park for the annual Winterfest Polar Bear Splash! And to warm you up, the notorious beach bonfire will be roaring. 



Both weekends

Tsilly (pronounced chill-ee) is our elusive Lake Chelan “monster” and he’s visiting lots of different local businesses throughout the Lake Chelan community this Winterfest! Those who spot him can enter to win a grand-prize weekend of fun in Lake Chelan. 



January 20

Our team of ice carvers will take 1,000 tons of ice and carve the giant Ice Tower all day in downtown Manson. Make sure you check out their progress and then head back down that night to watch it light on fire.

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