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Children's Festival Week

Mid-January at Sugarloaf means one thing: it's time for the Sugarloaf Chidren's Festival! The whole week is dedicated to kids and families both on and off the hill, and to make it even better-  all daily activities are completely free. So check out our Children's Festival Lodging packages and get ready for a fun week for the whole family.

Children's Festival Schedule of Events

Monday, January 8th

4pm-6pm - Family Game Night

Located in the Kennebec Room.

4pm-5:30pm - Children's Festival Welcome Party 

Hang out with Amos & friends in the Narrow Gauge room at the Base Lodge, check out one of the Sugarloaf Snowcats, and make some new friends at the Children's festival welcome party. 

Free hot cocoa, balloon animals by Conjuring Caroll, and delicious treats provided by Urban Sugar.

5:30pm - Glowlight Parade & Fireworks on The Beach

After the Welcome Party, head out to The Beach for a Glowlight Parade down the mountain and a free fireworks display by Central Maine Pyro.

6pm-8pm - Movie Night

Located in the Carrabassett Room.

Tuesday, January 9th

10am-12pm - Arts and Crafts

Located in the Carrabassett B Room.

1pm-3pm - Kids vs Parents Races

Swing by the Race Arena (located on the Boardwalk Trail) and race mom and dad! If your little ripper isn't quite ready for Boardwalk, head down to the second (smaller) kids' race course on The Birches. Children who are in lessons that afternoon will get a chance to race as well with their teams.

1pm-4pm - Josh Landry Chainsaw Carving Demo

Watch a professional chainsaw artist at work. Josh will be performing two shows on The Beach at approximately 1pm and 3pm.

4pm-6pm - Horse & Carriage Rides

Rides leave in front of the Sugarloaf Base Lodge. No reservations necessary, first come, first serve. 

4pm-6pm - Family Game Night

Located in the Kennebec Room.

5pm-8pm - Bullwinkle's Character Dinner

Join us for the first ever Bullwinkle's Character dinner. Enjoy a snowcat ride up to Bullwinkle's where you will be served a family-style dinner buffet. Meet Amos & Friends and enjoy music by family entertainer Jason Mancine. After dinner head back down the mountain by Snowcat under the crisp Sugarloaf sky.

Tickets are $35.00 per person, reservations must be made in advance as space is limited. Seatings at 5:15pm and 6:00pm.

Reserve your spot now by calling 1-800-THE LOAF

Wednesday, January 10th

12pm-2pm - Cookie Decorating

Located in the Carrabassett B Room. 

1pm-3pm - Family Ski a-long

Join your child's team for some or all of the afternoon ski lesson.

Meet the Team outside on the snow at 1 pm and see if you can keep up!

2pm - Family Yoga

Free session of yoga, located in the Caribou Room.

3pm - Gifford's Ice Cream Tasting

Our friends at Gifford's will be handing out samples of the Sugarloaf Mint Chip Ice Cream from 3pm until the ice cream runs out. Located in the Maple Room of the Sugarloaf Base Lodge.

4pm-6pm - Family Game Night

Located in the Kennebec Room.

5pm-6pm - The Luminous Lollipop Loppet

Located at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, we will have a relay Nordic ski course set up, as well as a short glowlight snowshoe adventure. Bring a headlamp if you have one, we'll supply free rentals and hot cocoa. The ice skating rink will be open and free to all (weather permitting).Rentals are limited, first come, first serve.

Free transportation from the Sugarloaf Base Lodge to the Outdoor Center and back.

Shuttle Schedule

4:30pm: Sugarloaf Base Lodge to the Outdoor Center 

6:15pm: Outdoor Center to the Sugarloaf Base Lodge

*There is plenty of parking available at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center if you would like to drive.

6pm-8pm - Movie Night

Located in the Carrabassett Room.

Thursday, January 11th 

10am-12pm - Arts and Crafts

Located in the Carrabassett B Room.

3pm-4pm - S'mores on The Beach

Enjoy some gooey treats on The Beach with Amos & Friends.

4pm-6pm - Pizza and Pool Party

Located at the Sugarloaf Sports & Fitness Center, come enjoy free pizza and swimming at the Sports & Fitness Center. We'll have a DJ playing music and plenty of pizza to feed hungry bellies after a day on the slopes. The pool, raquetball courts and weight rooms will be open and free of charge.

*Other food and drink options available for purchase.

4pm-6pm - Family Game Night

Located in the Kennebec Room.

Friday, January 12th

4pm-6pm - Family Game Night

Located in the Kennebec Room.

6pm-8pm - Movie Night

Located in the Carrabassett Room.

Saturday, January 13th

2pm - Standard Yoga 

Located in the Caribou Room. $10 per session.

4pm-6pm - Family Game Night

Located in the Kennebec Room.