Through the magic of Facebook, I found out about this event the morning of January 8. The sun was finally out after days of rain and storms in San Diego and was itching to take the kids out. We diverted our plans to go to a nearby lake and went here instead. If you missed it yesterday, you have another chance today! What is the Poway Winter Festival?
Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! Join us for Winter Festival on Friday, January 8 from 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday, January 9 from 3:30-8:30pm at Poway Community Park. Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down the snow hill; smell roasting marshmallows as you devour delicious s’mores; experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink; and peruse a variety of vendors and their sensational products. Lights will twinkle, as music sets the tone and laughter fills the air. The Winter Festival brings to life all of the charm and entertainment of a cold-mountain town, set right in Poway. Bring one or bring all; there’s something for everyone! FREE shuttle service will be available from the Boys and Girls Club, City Hall, and Tarascan parking lots.
Do note that this is the Poway park that is off of Civic Center and behind the Poway Public Library. I was confused and had hit up 2 Poway parks before finding the right one. We finally got there before the crowds arrived and here was what we did: