Posted December 16, 2010 by Burlington Winter Festival
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Go to the new 2011 Winter Festival Website


Burlington Winter Festival Brings the Cool Winter Feeling!

Posted March 4, 2010 by Burlington Winter Festival
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Burlington’s 19th annual Winter Festival is set for Saturday Feb. 5 , 2011 with activities downtown and at the Waterfront.

Presented by  NorthCountry Federal Credit Union, the 2011 festival includes fun  activities for all ages, including the Vermont Snow Sculpting Competition, the Church Street Ice Walk, kids activities, live  performances, art exhibits, special merchant promotions, and more!

There will also be dog sled rides at the waterfront and a  Family Activity Expo at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.  Other exciting activities include the Special Olympics Vermont Penguin  Plunge at the waterfront and Kids VT Camp and School Fair at the Hilton.

Dating back to 1993, the festival attracts thousands of people who  come to participate in Burlington’s revelry of snow and ice. Since  2007, service learning students from UVM’s Community Development &  Applied Economics Department have partnered with Burlington’s  Department of Parks and Recreation and the Church Street Marketplace  to produce this fun community event.

To find out more about the festivities or how you can be a part of  this lively community tradition, contact Nancy Bove at Burlington  Parks & Recreation, 864-0123 or Check out the  festival websites at and



2010 Winter Festival a Success!

Posted February 6, 2010 by Burlington Winter Festival
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It was a great day at the Burlington Winter Festival on February 6! Lots of great performances, activities, and, of course, the ice carvings. The NorthCountry Ice Throne was a big hit.

All of the competition pieces were beautiful examples of the art of ice carving. The carvers worked into the wee hours on Thursday and Friday nights to create four stunning pieces.

The State Competition winners were Frank Barsalow, Sean Rodgers, and Katya Andrievskaya with their whimsical “Party Penguins.” The piece also won the people’s choice award.

Second Place went to Leslie Baker, Alex Dostie, and Jeremy Dostie for “Origination.”

Congratulations to all the teams!

Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, and partners who helped make the festival possible. And  a very special thank you to the student organizing team; Ron, Pat, and Mimi from the Church Street Marketplace; and Nancy and her Parks & Rec crew!

Check out some photos from the day on Facebook.

See you in 2011!

Winter Festival Update!

Posted February 5, 2010 by Burlington Winter Festival
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Mother Nature hasn’t been too kind in the last few weeks, so unfortunately, we won’t be able to have the snowman garden or rail jam this year because of lack of snow.

Don’t worry though there will be lots of fun activities in City Hall including face painting, arts and crafts and Radio Disney will be there with games, music and lots of fun!!! The Burton Chill Foundation will also be there with activities for kids and will be raffling off a Burton Backpack signed by all the Burton Riders!

Make sure you check out the great Ice Walk and Snow Sculpture Competition at the top of Church St.

Posted February 3, 2010 by Burlington Winter Festival
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The Ice Sculpture created for the Winter Festival Press Conference! Come to Winter Festival to see more great sculptures!!

Winter Festival in the news!

Posted January 28, 2010 by Burlington Winter Festival
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Check out the festival news conference held at UVM on Wednesday with Mayor Kiss, representatives from Burlington Parks & Rec, Church Street Marketplace, Penguin Plunge, Kids VT and CDAE’s very own Amanda Neubelt:

Welcome to the 2010 Burlington Winter Festival

Posted January 28, 2010 by Burlington Winter Festival
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Some kids enjoying the 2009 Winter Festival

The 18th annual BURLINGTON WINTER FESTIVAL will be making its presence heard FEBRUARY 6th in the chilly and beautiful downtown Burlington. A slew of new and exciting events for kids, parents and students will be debuting on the days agenda this year, in addition to the fantastic traditions of the ice walk, snow sculpting and more. Keep checking back for daily updates and additions to the festivities schedule. See you there!