DERRY — Nothing says winter in Derry like the annual Frost Festival.
And organizers of this year's planned event are hoping for some additional snowfall to make the festival extra frosty and fun.
But, if snow is lacking, the schedule includes a full list of fun activities for all to enjoy both indoors and out.
The 2020 Frost Festival is set for Sunday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with activities centered on Alexander-Carr Park, 28 Pierce Ave.
The annual winter event has been held for more than 20 years and originally was held over the course of an entire weekend.
Organizers are streamlining the schedule this year, making it a one-day event and hoping to put Alexander-Carr Park in the spotlight as a town recreational area that offers a lot of opportunities for seasonal fun, including a popular sledding hill and lodge.
This year's Frost Festival includes, if ample snow, sledding, fat bikes, and snowshoeing on the parks hills and fields.
If snow is a bit scarce, there will still be a long list of fun activities for families to enjoy including ice sculptures, food trucks, a bonfire hosted by members of the Derry Fire Department, a puppet show provided by Derry Public Library, visits with princesses from the Disney movie "Frozen," and visits with Frosty the snowman.
Downtown business Geekster will also have fun Harry Potter-themed activities available, and a Frost Festival King and Queen will be crowned. Silly Solutions will be on hand to show off some fun balloon art and families can also enjoy a petting zoo.
Indoors at the lodge, arts and crafts activities will be provided.
Parking for Frost Festival visitors is located at the Nutfield building near Parkland Medical Center off Birch Street, with a shuttle bus service provided to bring people to Alexander-Carr Park.
For additional information about the Frost Festival schedule, visit Facebook and search "Frost Festival."