Jacksonville kicks off its Winterfest family fun festival


JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Holidays are off to a great start this weekend the city of Jacksonville is kicking off its festivities with its annual Winterfest event.

It starts on Friday at 5 p.m. with an Artisan Market that will be at the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex all weekend long. The family fun festival will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

That event features reindeer games, train rides, live music, food trucks, and even photo opportunities with the man himself, Santa so bring your camera!

“Everything is free, obviously, except for if you want to purchase any gifts or any food that has a small fee. But everything that we do is has no cost to families. It’s kind of our way of saying thanks for supporting us throughout the year and all of our events and programs,” said Nick Brauninger, City Wide Services Supervisor.

Brauninger reminds people to come early to get through the lines and find parking. Click here to learn more about this family event.

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