Winterfest With Vanilla Ice Returns To Wellington

Vanilla Ice arrives on stage.

By Erin Davisson

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s popular Winterfest event returned to the Wellington Amphitheater on Friday, Dec. 10 featuring headline performer Vanilla Ice.

Last year, Winterfest was held as a drive-in experience, but this year, the event returned to its roots, as revelers enjoyed a host of holiday activities and gathered near the stage for an evening of entertainment.

The event was split into two sections. The first section included the stage area for an up-close look at the entertainment. The second is where families could bring their children to enjoy fun activities. A big screen was provided so that everyone could see the live performances.

Among the live performances was Michaela Paige singing Christmas songs, such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Hallelujah.” The band Sekond Nature performed popular songs, such as “Hotel California” and “Shape of You.” Between the music performances, there was a Christmas-themed dance number from the Precision Dance Group.

The highlight of the evening was the appearance and stage show from local resident Vanilla Ice, the internationally known musician and philanthropist. He rapped his way in front of the dancing crowd to cap the celebration.