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'It's going to be a blast:' Waukesha JanBoree opening full of family fun

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The snow didn’t discourage folks in Waukesha from enjoying the weather.

They all had a little winter fun at opening night of the Waukesha JanBoree. The 35th annual festival kicked off Friday night along with another round of snow.

Ice carvers brought their imaginations to life, including a sparkling tribute to CBS 58.

Some of the big kids stayed warm by the fire, while the little ones braved the cold for their own fun. 

“I think it’s going to be a blast. We already did some ice skating and it was really fun," Asa Novitski, 9, said.

From footgolf, sledding and an indoor beer garden there are now more than 60 events for families to enjoy, most of them for free.

“It’s Wisconsin so we might as well get out and enjoy what we have," said Joanna Adamicki, City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry special events coordinator. 

And this year, the JanBoree is over 10 days, instead of three.

“And we’ve got a passport as part of our program this year, so if you visit 10 activities you can be entered into a drawing for prizes," Adamicki added.

This winter festival is sponsored by several community partners, including CBS 58.

It’s something the mayor appreciates.

“Without all our sponsors this really doesn’t work," Mayor Shaun Reilly said. "It’s so great to have our sponsors step up and make this all happen.”

The Waukesha JanBoree goes until Jan. 26 at Lowell Park. For more information on dates, times and events click here.

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