Wintertime Fun at Winterfest

Written by Andreas Fields
Posted on January 21, 2022

Escape from these chilly times by having a blast at Winterfest! From January 28-29, enjoy free chocolate, food trucks, comedy, and more at the Kirkhof Center. There’s snow way you’ll want to miss out on these activities!

Winterfest, held January 28 and 29, has a whole host of fun activities to keep your minds off the freezing temperatures outside, including…

Hot Chocolate Bar at Winterfest 2021

1. Hot Chocolate Bar and S’more Surprises

Who doesn’t love a nice cup (or 2 or 3) of hot chocolate during wintertime? There will be a hot chocolate bar in the Russel H. Kirkhof Center Lobby from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday and from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday evening, the fire pits on Kirkhof Lawn will be up and running for making some tasty tasty s’mores.

2. Food Trucks, Food Trucks, Food Trucks!

If you’ve never been to a food truck in the dead of winter, here’s your chance. Righteous Cuisine will serve Mexican food outside of Kirkhof on Friday from 12-2 p.m., with Patty Matters serving burgers the next day from 12-3 p.m. Bring cash, credit, or even dining dollars and treat yourself!

Food truck at Winterfest 2021
Students warming up around bonfire during Winterfest

3. Frosty Winter Fun

If you aren’t bothered by a little Michigan chill, check out all of the wonderful outdoor activities Winterfest has to offer! Live ice carving in front of your very own two eyes, snowball target practice, and winter-themed trivia are all included in Winterfest this year.

5. The Main Event

Comedian Matthew Broussard from Comedy Central will be in Kirkhof’s Grand River Room on Saturday, 6-7 p.m. After all the fun you’ll have had during the day at Kirkhof, why not stay a little longer for a laughably good time?

Clocktower wintery scene

Winterfest is going to inject some much-needed warmth and fun into this semester, and there’s plenty of activities to take part in. Bring a friend, a roommate, or a sentient snowman in a hat, and have a snow-fully good time!

Check out the Winterfest event schedule

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