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Jingle All the Bells!

The Holidays Are Here!

What is Winterfest?

Get ready to celebrate the holiday season in style with Team McConnell at Winterfest 2023! This year, we're back with a fully decked hall of Winterfestivities! Open to DoD ID cardholders and their guests for FREE, our event promises an abundance of holiday cheer fo you and your loved ones! Join us for an unforgettable celebration and make cherished memories – Winterfest 2023 is here to brighten your holiday season!

The Holiday Line-Up of Activities


Kick off the season with Team McConnell we light up the base tree. Whatever your celebration may be, you're invited to join the McConnell Family for this festive annual tradition.
Watch as the holiday spirit sparks up the whole season!
We've decked the halls, now all we want ... is you!

After, come be merry and bright with us over light refreshments at the Chapel!

Dec. 1 @ 5:30 pm


Gather 'round the hearth and pour a drink with us at the Holiday Pop-Up Bar! It's a little bit tacky, but it's a whole lotta jolly! Grab your best buds, your sweetheart or anyone you'd like to share some spirits with! 

The Tanker Tavern is hosting with food, drink specials, and you can get your picture with our fun holiday selfie wall! What better way to start the season and put a little jingle in your bells?

Dec. 2 @ 3-5 pm


What's that jolly red blur up in the sky? Don't look now, kids! Santa's gonna sleigh in Hangar 1126! Come spend the morning with us as we deck the hangar and hang with Mr. Claus for selfie ops and breakfast snacks. 

Hope you've been good, because Santa's in town early this year! 

Dec. 3 @ 9 am - 12 pm


Still haven't gotten that special someone a present? It's not too late. Swing by and play! You could go home with some new gadgets to wrap up and put under the tree!

Spoilers: "That Special Someone" can totally be you. 
From: FSS

Dec. 3 @ Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Games Begin: 6:30 pm


Look out kids! Santa Claus is coming to town. That's right, Base Housing is getting a BONUS visit from a very special guest! Forget the reindeer, there's a whole motorcade driving down from Candy Cane Lane and they're bringing You-Know-Ho-Ho-Who! 

Line the streets in Base Housing and get ready for the North Pole to jingle all the way to your front door! 

Dec. 15 Beginning @ 4 pm


Grab your gumdrops and get to work decorating the sweetest home a gingerbread man and his gingerbread family could ever ask for! Whatever creation you've got in mind, we want to see your architectural and exterior designing skills on display! 

Contact the Community Center at (316) 759-4330 for more info or to schedule dropping off your entry! 

Submissions accepted: Dec. 1-20;
Judging through Dec. 29

Winterfest Holiday Motorcade


Motorcade Map

Want to know where to find Santa and the rest of the Holiday Motorcade? Check out the map below to find out exactly what lanes they'll be heading down on Dec. 15! 

Winterfest 2021

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