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Lake Chelan Winterfest 2018 buttons and tickets for events go on sale Nov. 1

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Lake Chelan Winterfest. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

Plan now to enjoy Lake Chelan’s Winter Wonderland this January 12 – 21!

LAKE CHELAN, WA – The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce will again host Lake Chelan Winterfest, January 12-21, 2018. Winterfest is a two week-long festival of snowy fun and kicks off Martin Luther King weekend in downtown Chelan, with downtown Manson as the main locale for the final weekend.

Lake Chelan Winterfest features Ice Sculptures and lots of kids’ activities. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

Set among the snow-capped buttes and glacier fed waters of Lake Chelan, Winterfest plays host to Washington’s most exciting winter festival. Glide over the snow in a horse-drawn carriage, be amazed at the incredible live ice sculpting or vote for your favorite Lake Chelan Bloody Mary!

New this year!

  • Take advantage of the new Grand Wine Walk, held in participating stores in downtown Chelan on Saturday, January 13th! Sip and savor delicious reserve wines, poured directly by the winemaker.
  • What was formally “Wine Walk” is now known as the Tasting Tent! Enjoy your favorite Lake Chelan wines in the comfort of a large, heated tent!
  • You also won’t want to miss the new Lake Chelan Brewers and Distillers Night, held Friday, January 19th in downtown Manson! Let’s celebrate the local brewers, cider makers and distillers who call North Central Washington home!

The Ice Slide is a hit with the kids. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

Enjoy live music and dancing at Lake Chelan Winterfest. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

Weekend highlights include:

January 12 – 14

  • Find Tsilly
  • Horse Carriage Rides
  • Kids Activities
  • Ice Bar & Live Music
  • Grand Wine Walk & Tasting Tent
  • Live Ice Carvings
  • SoupFest
  • Grand Procession & Fireworks
  • Polar Bear Splash & Beach Bonfire
  • Bubble Bar Sparkling Wine Brunch

The Polar Bear Splash challenges the hearty to take a dip into Lake Chelan during Winterfest. A big bonfire warms the crowd at the beach. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

January 19 – 21

  • Find Tsilly
  • Apple Bin Train Rides
  • Kids Activities
  • Lake Chelan Brewers and Distillers Night
  • Alefest & Bottle Shop
  • Alex Zerbe PAC Show
  • Live Ice Carvings
  • Battle of the Bloody Mary

The Battle of the Bloody Mary is a popular event during the second weekend of Lake Chelan Winterfest. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

Tickets will be live November 1 and they will go quickly!

The Winterfest Button is your all-access pass to enjoying most festivities. With your button, enjoy all kids activities, access to the Ice Bar, horse carriage rides, apple bin train rides and incredible offers at shops, restaurants and wineries all around the lake.

Winterfest attendees are also encouraged to plan ahead. Activities such as the Grand Wine Walk, Tasting Tent, Bubble Bar, Battle of the Bloody Mary and Alefest are known to sell out in advance.

The Grand Wine Walk the first weekend and the Lake Chelan Brewers/Distillers’ Night the second weekend provide guests a taste of the local offerings. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

About the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce: The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce has been inspiration since 1924 and currently has close to 500 members. It exists to drive economic growth through leadership, advocacy and promotion that enhances the quality of life in the Lake Chelan Valley. Learn more at LakeChelan.com.

Lake Chelan Winterfest Fireworks. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

(Submitted by The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce)

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