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2020 Programs & Events Wrap Up Our Impact Welcome to Winter Festival

WinterKids Welcome to Winter: A Brief History What’s New for 2020

With humble beginnings, the WinterKids Welcome to Winter Festival is a celebration of winter in Maine that has now grown into an event for thousands of families in and around Portland Maine to enjoy annually, completely free of charge. Here’s a brief history and a sneak peek at what’s to come this year!

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Welcome to Winter Festival 2019

On January 19, 2019, we celebrated our annual WinterKids Welcome to Winter event in Portland’s Payson Park! All photos are courtesy of Stephen Davis Phillips Photography.

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Welcome to Winter Festival, 2018

The Welcome to Winter Festival is brought to you by WinterKids and Portland Maine Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department. Each year, hundreds of Mainers experience the thrill of sledding, snowshoeing,…

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Welcome to Winter Festival, 2016

Welcome to Winter 2016 was a huge success! We had a record crowd of 800 participants! Thanks again to all of our supporters, volunteers, and participants! Location: Payson Park, Portland…

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Welcome to Winter Festival, 2015

400 people came out to enjoy sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, and much more at the 11th Annual WinterKids Welcome to Winter Festival! Location: Payson Park, Portland ME

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Welcome to Winter Festival, 2014

Lots of smiles on this beautiful winter day in Maine! Thank you to our photographers: Gines Satchi + Shannon Bryan Location: Payson Park, Portland ME