Richmond Hill Winter Carnival
Winter is on its way!
With winter comes winter fun, join us at the 2024 Richmond Hill Winter Carnival – February 3 & 4!
Thank you to all our 2024 Sponsors. The following are our Presenting and Diamond level sponsors:
Amateur photographers of all ages are invited to submit digital photographs taken at the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival. Check out our Annual Photo Contest for more information.
Children living in Richmond Hill that are in grade 3 and under can participate in our Colouring Contest. Download the PDF for colouring fun - submissions can be delivered to 314 Mill Street and TruPet in Richmond Hill before Friday, January 31st, 2024.
Online volunteer registration is now open! Register for a fun weekend of helping the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival - register with friends and/or co-workers so you can volunteer together throughout the weekend
It’s a beloved Richmond Hill tradition, so mark your calendar for the 55th annual Winter Carnival!
It’s set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4, 2024, at Mill Pond Park.
The volunteer Winter Carnival Committee is planning a fun mix of traditional and new events and activities, perfect for families to enjoy.
Our traditional events will, of course, include the popular Sunday morning pancake breakfast, the trackless train ride, children’s games, woodcarver, Circus Jonathan, and the interactive, musical Zoosemobile.
Returning for a second year will be the Saturday evening spaghetti dinner, The Dark Knight and his Batmobile, and indigenous activities lead by Odeiwin: Connect.
New this year will be a climbing wall for children, educational wildlife displays, survivalist activities, and much more.
Ookpik, our selfie-magnet mascot, invites everyone to enjoy carnival weekend. Admission is free; but everyone is encouraged to purchase our collectible carnival button.
See you in February!
Are you excited for winter? The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival Commitee sure is! We're in the planning stages for the upcoming RHWC 2024 weekend, February 3 & 4, and Ookpik has been making some appearances around the city. Did you see him at the Merry Marketplace on November 18? He'll be popping up at other events in Richmond Hill too.
Big news! Richmond Hill MPs Majid Jowhari and Leah Taylor Roy announced that the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is receiving a non-repayable contribution, as part of the Government of Canada's Tourism Relief Fund, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
This support means so much to our Winter Carnival volunteer committee, as we get our in-person carnival started again after a few years of COVID inaction!
Committee co-chair Doug Elliott accepted the official proclamation of the federal contribution on stage today, to much applause from the audience.
Our diamond and platinum sponsor boards show tangible recognition of vital support to this year’s carnival. Thanks so much!
Bonne nouvelle! Nos membres du parlement Majid Jowhari et Leah Taylor Roy ont announcé que le carnaval d'hiver de Richmond Hill reçoie une contribution fédérale non-remboursable. Grâce à une initiative financé par l'agence fédérale de developpement économique pour le Sud de l'Ontario (FedDev Ontario) ces fonds vont permettre à notre comité de bélévoles de réaliser notre carnaval de 2023 en présentiel.
Coprésident du comité, Doug Elliott, a accepté la proclamation officielle du gouvernement aux cérémonies d’ouverture, au grand plasir du public.
Un grand merci au gouvernement du Canada pour appuyer la réalisation de notre carnaval hivernal!
Nos conseils de sponsors diamant et platine témoignent d'une reconnaissance tangible du soutien vital apporté au carnaval de cette année. Merci beaucoup!