“Enjoy a stroll through the Amherst Commons with the ground lit up by hundreds of paper lanterns! In the weeks leading up to February 2nd, students of the local elementary schools of Amherst will be watercoloring and drawing on just under 2,000 paper lantern bags in their art classes. These lanterns will then be illuminated in Downtown Amherst on the commons for the whole town to see! We invite the public to come walk through the park, enjoy some easy-listening live music, and take in the whole scene.
Local restaurants and bars will be participating in the festivity; La Veracruzana Mexican Restaurant will be serving Mexican Hot Chocolate; and other restaurants will be having their own sales and offerings in the immediate area. Other things to look out for include a Wandering Railroad, food trucks, hula hoopers, bag pipers, A Capella performances, and more! WinterFest Amherst 2019 is the Pioneer Valley’s largest winter carnival. Featuring music, food, community, and sporting events, Amherst will be the place to be February 2-9! “