WinterFest is a weekend 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 2022: Friday, December 2
WinterFest 2022 Schedule
WinterFest is open to all ISU students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.
All activities free unless noted otherwise.
12:00- 8:00 PM | Art Mart Holiday Sale | MU Gallery
**Additional Art Mart Dates: Wednesday, November 30 from 4-7pm, Thursday, December 1 from 10am-4pm, Saturday, December 3 from 10am-1pm
4:00- 5:15 PM | Jingle Jog Check-In | Central Campus
**Registration is $15/person and includes a t-shirt and swag
4:00-6:00 PM | President's WinterFest Open House | Ground Floor, Beardshear Hall
**Join Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen and her spouse, Robert Waggoner, for an open house in Beardshear Hall. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends will enjoy live music and complimentary seasonal food, beverages, and ISU Creamery ice cream.
4:00- 6:00 PM | Campanile Tours | Campanile, Central Campus
4:00-7:00 PM | Caricatures | Gold Room, MU
4:00- 8:00 PM | Student Organization Door Decorating Competition | West Student Office Space, MU
4:00- 8:00 PM | Air Brush Tattoos | Cardinal Room, MU
4:00- 8:00 PM | Holiday Crafts | Workspace, MU
4:00-9:30 PM | Non-Perishable Food Donation Station | West Lounge, MU
4:00- 9:30 PM | Chair Massages | Room 3580, MU
4:00- 9:30 PM | Bowling & Billiards | CyBowl & Billiards, MU
4:00- 9:30 PM | Photo Booth | Cardinal Room, MU
4:00- 9:30 PM | Card Making for Charity | Room 3512, MU
5:00 PM | Cookie Decorating & Hot Chocolate | MU Food Court, MU | While supplies last
5:00- 7:00 PM | Seasonal Beverage Sampling | Memorial Union Market & Café
5:00- 8:00 PM | Photos with Santa, Provided by Iowa Dairy | Main Lounge, MU
5:00- 8:00 PM | Yuletide Evening at the Farm House Museum | Farm House Museum
5:00- 8:00 PM | Swing Dance Lessons with Cardinal Swing | Room 3560, MU
5:00- 8:00 PM | Karaoke | Maintenance Shop, MU
5:00- 8:30 PM | Trivia (Disney: 5-6:30 PM, Pop Culture: 7-8:30 PM) | Campanile Room, MU
5:00- 9:00 PM | Bingo with ISU AfterDark | Sun Room, MU
5:30- 7:00 PM | Jingle Jog Fun Run with First-Year Council | Central Campus
6:00 PM | Tree Lighting Ceremony | Across from Beardshear Hall, Central Campus
6:00- 9:30 PM | Horse-Drawn Carriages Rides | West Loop, MU
6:00 PM | Chili & Cornbread | Pine Room, MU | While supplies last
7:00 PM | Magician & Mentalist Noah Sonie | Durham Great Hall, MU
8:00 PM |
An Evening with Jennette McCurdy | This event has unfortunately been canceled.
9:00 PM- 12:00 AM | Ice Skating** | Ames Ice Arena
**First 800 participants will receive free admission and skate rental!
For questions about WinterFest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.