Frost Fest Brings Winter Fun to Irving


City of Irving hosted its annual Frost Fest event at Cimarron Park on Saturday, Jan. 26. This year’s activities included a petting zoo, ice sculpting exhibit, and two snow areas. People lined up to enjoy snow tubing hill.

“I can’t believe I got to see snow this year,” said Maria Cabrera, a young fest-goer. “I’ve been waiting and waiting for snow. I know I can at least see it at next year’s Frost Fest for sure.”

Inside the Cimarron Park Recreation Center, attendees could participate in crafting, story readings, and even a puppet show.

“One of our previous special event supervisors came up with this event for January,” said Amy Stirman, special events supervisor for the City of Irving. “They thought it would be fun to bring snow to Irving in January. It just continues to grow with the amount of activities we have out there. I would guesstimate that by the end of the day, we’ve easily seen 2,000 to 3,000 people. Today is a beautiful day so we’re going to see a lot more people out than normal.”

“We usually work extra events and stuff like that,” Mikayla Mercer, a youth worker for the City of Irving’s Parks and Recreation department, said. “They do [Frost Fest] later in the winter, so it’s not as cold outside and kids can enjoy it.”

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