The winter chill brought with it a wave of warmth and joy to Downtown Kent as the much-anticipated Winterfest event unfolded on Saturday, December 2nd. The streets were adorned with twinkling lights, and the air was filled with the sounds of laughter and excitement. This year’s Winterfest surpassed expectations, offering a delightful array of activities and entertainment for attendees of all ages.
One of the highlights of Winterfest was the artisan market that lined the street, featuring a curated selection of handmade crafts, unique gifts, and delectable treats. Attendees had the opportunity to support local businesses and find one-of-a-kind treasures to take home. The festive market stalls added a charming touch to the overall experience.
Just behind the artist market were food trucks including Fire Tacos de Birria, The Corndoggery, and Mini The Dough-Nut, all delicious options to satisfy any craving!
The main event, the tree lighting took place at 5:30 pm. Our very own wonderful Mayor Ralph flipped the switch to make the magic happen. With appearances from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and the Grinch, there were opportunities for children to take photos with them and share their Christmas lists.