Schedule of Winterfest events


Emily Blobaum/Iowa State Daily

The holiday tree outside Beardshear Hall was lit Friday night, signifying the beginning of WinterFest. 

Lauren Kline

Winterfest is an annual event put on before Dead Week to help students de-stress, and celebrate the onset of the winter season at Iowa State. 

Check out the list of this year’s Winterfest events here:

Friday, Dec. 1

8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sale at the University Bookstore

University Bookstore- Memorial Union

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Art Mart

Campanile Room

3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

 Andy Albright Jingle Jog Registration

Multicultural Center


4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Seasonal Beverage Sampling 

MU Market Cafe

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cards For Kids

Cardinal Room

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Face Painting

Cardinal Room

4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Campanile Tours and Carillon Music

Central Campus

4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Holiday Crafts

Memorial Union Workspace

4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Chair Massages

Gold Room

4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bowling and Billiards

CyBowl and Billiards

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Karaoke and Crafts

Gallery Room

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Pioneer Room

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Photo Booth

Main Lounge

5:30 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Beardshear Hall Lawn

6 p.m.

Free Chili and Cookie Decorating

Trophy Tavern

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Photos with Snow Princess and Ice Queen

Multicultural Center

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Photo Snow Globes

Multicultural Center

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Yoga Classes

Beyer Hall and Lied Rec Center

6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt

State Gym

6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Carriage Rides

Central Campus

7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Cyclone Cinema- “It”

Carver 101

8 p.m.

Judah & The Lion

MU Great Hall

$15 with ISU ID, $25 public

10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Ice Skating

Ames/ISU Hockey Arena

Free for first 1,000 attendees

More info can be found at the Students Activities Center page online.