Whitman: Crowds flock to 19th Annual Winterfest

A cotton candy fan.

The town of Whitman held its annual holiday festivities known as Winterfest this weekend. Downtown Whitman was closed vehicle traffic on Sunday afternoon, as the town held its 19th annual Winterfest celebration.

The event featured several festive activities like pony rides, rock climbing, pictures with Santa, wood carving, ice sculptures, a treasure hunt, a yo-yo demonstration, face painting, a hot dog eating contest and a chance to compete in the Winterfest Idol singing contest.
Visitors were also treated to performances from several local dance schools.  Kathy Riley, of Abington has attended a number of past Winterfest events and says the last three have been special because her daughter performs during the event.
The day concluded with a parade and a fireworks display at Memorial Field. Organizer Richard Rosen credited the mild weather for the success of this year’s event.

On Stage Theatre performing in Whitman center.

Adult Hot Dog eating contest during Winterfest.

Ice sculpture of Elvis

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About Kevin Tocci

Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter, news anchor and host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on 95.9FM WATD.