Student Engagement


Winterfest 2023

WinterFest is a celebration of the winter season at Iowa State. Preceding prep week, WinterFest provides a unique combination of winter themed events, activities, displays, and traditions to help students relieve their end-of-semester stress and connect with the Ames community.

WinterFest 2023: Friday, December 1

WinterFest is open to all ISU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.

More events and information coming soon. Be sure to check back often!


Time Location
Iowa State Bookstore
Olaf in store from 5-5:30pm
9:00am - 6:00pm Memorial Union
Art Mart 11:00am - 7:00pm MU Art Gallery
Jingle & Mingle Holiday Market 3:30pm - 7:30pm Central Campus
Bowling and Billiards 4:00pm - Midnight CyBowl & Billiards
Photo Booth 4:00pm - 9:00pm MU West Lounge
Craft 4:00pm - 8:00pm MU Workspace
Chair Massages 4:00pm - 9:30pm MU 3580
Air Brush Tattoos 4:00pm - 7:00pm MU 3560
President's Open House with ISU President Wintersteen  4:00pm - 6:00pm Beardshear Hall
Speed Sketchers Caricatures 5:00pm - 8:00pm MU 3560
Bingo 5:00pm - 9:00pm MU Sun Room / South Ballroom
Cookie Decorating 5:00pm (while supplies last) MU Commons
Jingle Jog
5:00pm - 8:00pm South Campanile Lawn
Farm House Museum Yuletide Open House 5:00pm - 8:00pm Farm House Museum
Campanile Tours 5:00pm - 7:00pm Campanile, Central Campus
Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:00pm Central Lawn
Chili and Cornbread 6:00pm - 8:00pm MU Pine Room
Horse Carriage Rides 6:00pm - 9:30pm MU West Loop
Silent Disco 6:30pm - 9:30pm MU Campanile Room
Magician Trigg Watson 7:00pm MU Durham Great Hall
Free Ice Skating 7:30pm - 10:30pm Ames/ISU Ice Arena

For questions about WinterFest, please email


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