Syracuse Winterfest

John Smith/WAER News

Have you ever wanted to attend an ice block party outside in the cold?  Maybe you never thought of it, but you’ll get your chance next month at the 34th Syracuse Winterfest.  President Bill Cooper says the location for the block party is outside the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

“Well, they’re making a huge ice-bar which will be featured for the cold-spell.  Then, they’re blocking-off Warren Street with food trucks, a warming tent, entertainment… culminating with fireworks off the parking garage."

Mark Bialczak

With a name like Winterfest, you've got to expect a certain amount of snow and cold in Hanover Square for the annual Chili Cook-Off.

Mark Bialczak

A quick walk around Hanover Square at noontime Saturday found the downtown space getting ready for something special.

Syracuse Winterfest 2014

The Snowstorm couldn’t have come at a more convenient time for Syracuse… it’s the kick-off of the first full weekend of Winterfest.  Thousands of people are expected Downtown over the next week. While people often participate at inside events; getting them to stay outside for events can be a challenge.