The snowstorm Friday couldn't slow down celebrations as Christmas events continued in the southeast. 

On Saturday, Redvers hosted their annual Winterfest.

Winterfest is a free family event run almost entirely through donations.

Businesses, organizations, and individuals all worked together to make things go smoothly, said Winterfest board member, Kendra Miller.  

Christmas traditions were part of the event, including photos of Santa, screenings of Christmas movies, a town-wide scavenger hunt, and a parade.

There were some untraditional events as well including the Grinch skate with the local men's senior hockey team and a superhero show and lessons with Spider-man and Wonder Woman. 

This year Winterfest also debuted the new mascot Chilly the Snowman.

The firefighters were a big part of the day as they ran an obstacle course and were also part of the parade.  

“It’s a really good, fun, community event," said Miller.

A new addition to the roster this year was the Bake Off.

“Lots of students from the cooking class at the school entered, and that was a really fun one.”  

One of the most notable events at Winterfest is the Lighting of the Memory Tree 

During this event, people purchase memorials for loved ones they lost which are then placed on the tree. 

Two local students performed carols during the Christmas tree lighting.  

“Everyone has been saying nothing but good things about it," said Miller. "We are excited to make it even bigger and better next year.” 

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