The Holiday Season begins with Elkhart's Annual Winterfest

ELKHART, Ind. --Saturday, December 3, 2022, the annual winter fest will kick off the holiday season in downtown Elkhart. 

Event highlights include Breakfast with Santa at Central Fire Station, free photos with Santa at the Elkhart Public Library, The Ugly Sweater Run and Stroll, downtown merchants' open houses and ice skating at NIBCO Water and Ice Park. 

The annual Winterfest Parade sponsored by NIBCO, INC. will conclude the day, with the lighted parade starting at 6:00 p.m. and traveling down Main Street from Harrison Street to Lexington Avenue. 

WNDU's Melissa Stephens and Ashley Martin of NIBCO INC. will be the judges for the parade. 

After the parade, Mayor Roberson will present awards for the parade as well as light the city Christmas tree on the Central Green stage, with food vendors available on High Street. 

Everyone interested in more information can contact Elkhart Parks and Recreation at 574-295-7275 or by email at [email protected] or check out 

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