Frost Fest


The wreaths are hung, the white lights twinkle, and frost is in the air; Frostfest that is.

Frostfest is a season of magic in Downtown Hays that kicks off with Holiday Open Houses November 9-11.

Following the open houses, numerous holiday-oriented family activities are planned, including the Annual Tree Lighting December 7th. Carriage Rides, free hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus are a fun tradition at this event.

Carriage Rides down the brick roads of Downtown Hays are hosted on December 7, 14, and 21.

This magical time of the year is highlighted with the Annual Frostfest Illuminated Parade December 15. Thousands of parade watchers line up along our historic Main Street as dozens of lighted floats and even lighted animals pass them by. Organizations also serve hot chocolate and sweet goodies during the evening.