Winter Festival | Event Details

05 December, 2023

Thursday, December 7 

4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

TKS Field and Outdoor Arena 


Community Life and The KAUST School invite you to the first Winter Festival, a fun-filled evening for the entire community. Enjoy live music, stage performances, games and activities for all ages, food, a community artisan's market, badminton and football matches and more. 


Activities and Schedule 

Food and Marketplace 

There will be over 15 food vendors at the event serving BBQ, hot dogs, popcorn, walking tacos, gelato, snow cones, hot chocolates, cotton candy, and more!   

The marketplace will feature over 40 artisans and shops selling handmade soaps, leather goods, greeting cards, artwork, jewelry, pottery, plants, compost, food and more!   

You can also find Lush offering their unique winter handmade soaps and bath bombs at the marketplace.   

 Come with a reusable bag, and shop for all your winter gifts and souvenirs. Remember to bring cash! 



Snow Village  

The Snow Village at the Winter Festival is a must-see attraction. It's beautifully decorated with artificial snow, snowmen, and other winter-themed decorations, making it perfect for Instagram-worthy photos. 
Tag us on Instagram @KAUSTLife and @TheKAUSTSchool with #KAUSTLife.


Live Performances 

Please see the below schedule for the performances planned for the day.   


Cheer for the Varsity Football Games  

The Winter Festival will also celebrate the Varsity girls and boys football teams at TKS with friendly games below:  

  • 7:30 - 8:10 p.m. - TKS Girls vs Community Women 

  • 8:20 - 9:00 p.m. - TKS Boys vs Community Men 



Entry to the Tidal Wave Winter Festival is free of charge. Free activities include numerous games such as badminton rallies, football activities, cornhole, spike ball, live music and dance performances and more.   

Tickets are required for TKS and PAC-sponsored activities and food. These include Bouncy Castle and Water Slide), Dunk Tank, Arts and Crafts, Face-painting, Snow Cones, Walking Tacos, and more. 


Where to buy tickets  

Tickets may be purchased at the event beginning at 4:30 p.m. on December 7. But you can also buy it in advance at the locations and times below. Tickets from Season 1 Tidal Wave will be honored at this event.   

  • TKS Spirit Shop (in the Gardens MS/HS Campus)   

  • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  

  • TKS Kindergarten East (located in Harbor)   

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

See the detailed price list below.   


Getting there 

Please adhere to the one-way road system at the KAUST School. Limited parking is available, so please try alternative transportation modes such as shuttle buses, walking or biking to the event.   


Shuttle buses will also run every 15 mins from Tamimi to The KAUST School and back from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  


Looking forward to seeing you at the event! Tag us on Instagram @KAUSTLife and @TheKAUSTSchool with #KAUSTLife to share memorable moments from the Winter Festival.