Is there a fee to get into Winterfest?

There is no entrance fee for the Winterfest. Fees are incurred if you choose to purchase items from vendors. There is a nominal fee for ice skating sessions and skate rental.

Are Pets Allowed?

No, please leave them at home. Thank you!

Winterfest Hours

November 20th - December 30th
Monday - Closed*
Tuesday - Closed*
Wednesday - Closed*
Thursday - Closed*
Friday - 4pm to 8pm
Saturday - 2pm to 8pm
Sunday - 2pm to 8 pm
Closed - Thursday, November 25th for Thanksgiving Day
Closed - Friday, November 26th
Closed - Friday, December 24th for Christmas Eve
Closed - Saturday, December 25th for Christmas Day

Special Winter Break Hours*

Open - Monday - Thursday, December 20th - December 30th Noon to 4 pm

What are the prices for skating at the rink?

The cost to skate is $10 for adults and $5 for children. This includes ice time and skate rental.

May I bring my own ice skates to the rink?

Yes, you can bring your own skates! You will still need to purchase your time on the ice and can do so at the hut located next to the rink.

Is the skating rink available for rentals?

Private rentals are available. Please see available dates and rates by clicking here.

Is the skating rink real ice?

The 60 x 80 foot rink is made from a special synthetic material that recreates the glide of natural ice.

What about Weather?

Winterfest is an all-weather event and is open rain or shine! Live performance will be canceled if winds exceed XX miles per hour. All other festivities will only shut down in the event of severe weather as instructed by the national weather service. Information about closure will be communication on the Home page of our website and City of Lawrence social media outlets.

What is the address Civic Plaza?

Civic Plaza is located at 5710 Lawrence Village Pkway, Lawrence IN 46216. Click here for a map.

What forms of payment are accepted?

Only credit or debit cards are accepted as payment at the skating rink. Each vendor has their own policy for accepted forms of payment.

Is smoking permitted at Winterfest?

Tobacco products are not permissible while on the Market premises (up to and including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vape pens and pipes).

Are there any considerations at the market in light of the Covid-19 pandemic?

The Covid-19 situation is constantly evolving, and our policies are subject to change at any time. Safety of our guests, vendors and staff is our top priority. As of September 2021, masks are mandatory for all of our vendors, as is completion of a daily health questionnaire and temperature check for all vendor staff. Masks are recommended for visitors but are not required.

Additionally, we ask that guests do their best to maintain social distance while attending events, and that any guests who currently have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19 to stay home.