• November 18
  • Bayliss Park

The Winterfest Celebration will be held on November 18, 2022 at Bayliss Park! The Makers Village will be from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and the lighting ceremony will happen at 6:00 pm.

Winterfest Makers Village is sponsored by 'Normal' Centris Logo

The 712 Initiative partners with the City of Council Bluffs, Union Pacific Museum, and Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment to give the community a holiday tradition unlike anywhere else.

Winterfest 2019Winterfest activities include the Bayliss Park holiday lighting ceremony, Santa’s workshop, food trucks, makers village, outdoor holiday movie, live reindeer, face painting, balloon art, crafts, carolers, cocoa, and much more. 

Shop the Winterfest Makers Village for local holiday gifts from over 15 local vendors.

If interested in becoming a Vendor for the 2022 Makers Village, please sign up by filling out the form below:

This form is no longer accepting applications. If you have any questions please reach out to aquigley@the712initiative.org