Volunteer with Winterfest

Multiple volunteer roles are available for Cambridge Celebrates Winterfest (formerly Christmas in Cambridge) between Dec 1 and Dec 31. Events take place outside so please dress warmly. Warm-up zones will be provided.  Volunteers must be 13 years of age or older. 

Winter Illumination Kick-off

  • Wed Dec 1
  • 3 locations; Cambridge City Hall (outside) - 50 Dickson St, Central Park - 615 King St E and Hespeler Town Hall - 11 Tannery St E. *Please indicate on your application which location is your preference 
  • Shift: 5 to 8 pm
  • Event is outside, please dress warmly
  • Learn more about the event on the event's webpage

Cambridge Christmas Market

  • Sat Dec 11
  • Cambridge City Hall (outside) - 50 Dickson St
  • Shifts: various shifts from 6 am until 5 pm
  • Event is outside, please dress warmly
  • Learn more about the event on the event's webpage

New Year's Eve Skate 

With the recent announcement from Region of Waterloo Public Health confirming cases of the Omicron variant among region residents, the community is being asked to reduce all non-essential contact with others. As a result, we made the difficult decision to cancel the Winterfest New Year’s Eve Skate event.

  • Fri Dec 31
  • Hespeler Arena - 640 Ellis Road
  • Shift: 3 to 9 pm
  • Event is inside but the arena is cold so please dress warm
  • Learn more about the event on the event's webpage

Volunteer roles/duties for Winterfest include; event greeter, mascot, mascot assistant, event setup/takedown and customer service . 

Important COVID-19 Information

  • To provide a safe environment for all, COVID-19 vaccinations or testing will be required of all festival volunteers. Volunteers will need to attest online that you are fully vaccinated, or have tested negative within 48 hours of each volunteer shift.  
  • Volunteers will be provided with a medical mask and goggles that must be worn during their shift(s).  

If you have questions about volunteering with Winterfest please email the Volunteer Coordinator.

Festival Sponsors and Partners

The festival is successful because of partnerships that we have with our local sponsors. To become an event sponsor or partner, email the Event Staff or call (519) 740-4681 ext. 4277.

Thank you to our 2021 festival sponsors!

toyota manufacturing logodowntown cambridge bia logoroyal bank logocambridge farmers market logo
preston town centre logo cupe 1882 logo

city of cambridge logo

Office of the Mayor

and Council 

farm mutual reinsurance plan logo
cambridge 50+ recreation centres logo home suites logo rockwell automation logo  little electric logo
ecu logo arts guild logo    

Thank you to our 2021 media sponsors!

91.5 the beat logo107.5 dave rocks logocountry 104 logomagic 106 logo
bounce logo ctv logo virgin radio logo  
cambridge times logo      

Thank you to our 2021 festival partners!

cambridge chamber of commerce logohespeler village bia logocambridge food bank logo
 ywca logo the W logo  idea exchange logo


Ontario logo

Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture grant recipient 



 We are proud to be an award winning festival.

2021 feo achievement winner logo top 100 award logo for 2020 best promotional campaign logo for 2020 Festival and Events Ontario Top 100 logo