Winter comes to play

Jack Frost returning to Charlottetown in February

Jack Frost Winterfest presented by Island Coastal returns to Charlottetown for two weekends of frosty fun February 16–19 and February 23–25. Jack Frost Winterfest is where winter comes to play and family memories are made.

Over both weekends, the Nordic site at Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale will transform into Snowtopia, Jack Frost Winterfest’s new outdoor activity zone presented by Dairy Farmers of PEI. It offers an array of activities from tube runs and snow painting to ice sculpting and live music. Guests can enjoy busker performances, an obstacle course, and the charm of horse-drawn sleigh rides. There will be dedicated warming zones and food and beverage options. 

Exclusive to the Family Day weekend, February 16–19, the Delta Prince Edward by Marriott will be home to Frosty Funland, the hub of indoor entertainment. Offering an extensive range of family fun, this spacious venue is tailored to accommodate the influx of visiting families. Bounce in inflatable castles and enjoy interactive games, carnival activities, live children’s shows, and Once Upon A Time, a brand-new musical production curated solely for Jack Frost Winterfest by Craig Fair Music Productions, featuring melodies from Disney tales and stories.

During the second weekend, from February 23–25, Port Charlottetown becomes the site of the Seaport Snow Globe, a cozy indoor activity space. This smaller play zone offers interactive games, carnival activities, and the Frosty Stage will host live children’s shows, and the Once Upon a Time musical show.

Swift Kick, a local Taylor Swift Tribute Band, takes the Frosty Stage on February 16 at Frosty Funland, and February 23 at Seaport Snow Globe.

At the heart of the festival, the Warm & Glow Zone at Founders’ Food Hall & Market offers an outdoor skating rink and DJ dance parties on both Friday evenings. Buskers entertain while cozy fire pits light up the nights. Inside, indulge in unique culinary delights. As night falls, check out Sleigh Bell Boulevard on Victoria Row for the fireworks each Saturday at 7 pm, accompanied by live music, buskers, and horse and wagon rides. 

For those seeking a weekend getaway or staycation, exclusive VIP hotel packages are available at select Charlottetown hotels.

Tickets are required for Snowtopia and Frosty Funland (Feb 17–19) and Snowtopia and Seaport Snowglobe (Feb 24–25). Swift Kick requires separate admission (Feb 16 and Feb 23). Activities at Founders Food Hall & Market and Victoria Row are complimentary and accessible to all. Individual one-day access tickets are available online at jackfrostfestival.com or in person at Kent Street Market at The Shops of Confederation Court Mall. The complete schedule, additional details, and tickets can be found at jackfrostfestival.com. Follow @jackfrostpei for updates.