People in Carpinteria got a blast of winter weather Saturday. The city hosted its annual “Snow Much To Do” winter fun event.
A sea of smiles and laughs filled the 800 block of Linden Avenue, which had to be shut down to accommodate 10 tons of snow. Families got to play in the winter wonderland for hours.
“So much fun for the kids! And the adults are having fun! What’s better then having snow in California!” said Carpinteria resident Matt Schuster.
The Carpinteria Arts Center, a venue sponsor for the event, delighted the crowds with free hot chocolate, arts and crafts, and even gave away a trike in a raffle.
“The turnout has been fabulous. It seems like every year it gets bigger and better,” said Greg Fehr who is one of the event’s organizers. “We are going to try and grown it every year.”
People also got to ice skate and listen to live music.Slideshow: Winter Wonderland in Carpinteria