The City of Poway’s annual Winter Festival will be held 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 and 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
The festival will be held in Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive, and is free and open to the public.
Attendees can sled down a snow hill, skate on a synthetic ice rink, roast marshmallows for s’mores, take pictures in a photo booth and more.
As parking is limited, there will be a free shuttle service provided by the city from the Boys and Girls Club parking lot, at 12988 Bowron Road and from the City Hall parking lot, at 13325 Civic Center Drive.
There will be a variety of food and specialty vendors on-site, but as there are no ATMs at the park, attendees are advised to plan accordingly.
There will be an hour set aside from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 as the Winter Festival for the Special Needs Community. During this time, members of the special needs community and their loved ones can enjoy the winter activities in a safe and inclusive environment.
Special needs guests will be able to build a snowman, sled down the hill, skate on the rink, play wintry carnival games, make arts and crats, play in a bounce house, have their faces painted and take pictures in the free photo booth. The food and specialty vendors will also be on-site.
The event is free for special needs families, though guests will need to check-in upon arrival to receive their event wristband. Wristbands are required for early access to festival amenities and activities like the snow hill, skating rink and more.
For details on the Winter Festival or Winter Festival for the Special Needs Community, visit poway.org or call 858-668-4671.