mcps winterfest 2014

Photo: Hope for snow because conditions permitting, horse drawn sleigh rides will be part of WinterFest.

LINCROFT, NJ -  Looking to banish the winter blues?  Then head over to the Monmouth County Park System’s WinterFest on Saturday, January 10 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Held at Thompson Park, Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, this event celebrates the season with a snowman building contest, a snowball fight, and much more! 

Family-fun activities for the day include make and take crafts, a Frozen-themed scavenger hunt, and broomball games.  Visitors can also enjoy live music, ice sculptures and decorations. 

Get into the spirit of the day by dressing up as your favorite winter character and joining a parade. Afterward, warm up by the outdoor fireplace and enjoy a hot drink.

Conditions permitting, there will be ice skating (bring your own skates), horse drawn sleigh rides, and cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals. 

Some activities require a fee.  Admission and parking are free.  For more information on WinterFest or the Monmouth County Park System, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.

The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.