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.
Save the Date:
WinterFest 2022: Friday, December 2
WinterFest Committee applications are now open!
Go HERE to apply.
Past WinterFest Activity Schedule
All activities free unless noted otherwise.
9:00 AM- 6:00 PM | Bookstore Holiday Sale | University Bookstore, MU
12:00- 8:00 PM | Art Mart Holiday Sale | MU Gallery
**Additional Art Mart Dates: Wednesday, December 1 from 4-7pm, Thursday, December 2 from 10am-4pm, Saturday, December 4 from 10am-1pm
4:00- 5:15 PM | Jingle Jog Check-In | MU Main Lounge
**Registration is $15/person and includes a t-shirt and swag
4:00-6:00 PM | Presidents' WinterFest Open House | Ground Floor, Beardshear Hall
**The reception will feature a meet-and-greet with President Wintersteen and Mr. Waggoner, as well as complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, and ice cream from The Creamery. Music will also be provided by an ISU student string quartet.
4:00- 7:00 PM | Seasonal Beverage Sampling | Memorial Union Market & Café
4:00- 8:00 PM | Face Painting | Campanile Room, MU
4:00- 8:00 PM | Holiday Crafts | Workspace, 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 | Campanile Room, MU
5:00 PM | Cookie Decorating & Hot Chocolate | Oak Room, MU | While supplies last
5:00- 8:00 PM | Yuletide Evening at the Farm House Museum | Farm House Museum
5:00- 9:00 PM | Bingo | Sun Room, MU
5:00- 9:00 PM | T-Shirt Dog Toys & Fleece Blanket Making with Campus Service Council | Cardinal Room, MU
5:30- 7:00 PM | Jingle Jog Fun Run | Central Campus
6:00- 9:30 PM | Horse-Drawn Carriages Rides | West Loop, MU
6:00- 9:30 PM | Cardinal Swing | Room 3560, MU
6:00 PM | Chili & Cornbread | Pine Room, MU | While supplies last
7:30- 9:30 PM | Movie Showing: Home Alone and Ugly Sweater Competition | Durham Great Hall, MU
**Plan to bring a blanket to sit on for open floor seating. Limited chair seating will also be available.
For questions about WinterFest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.