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Dyess hosts annual Winter Fest celebration

Dyess hosts annual Winter Fest celebration

Airmen and their families gather around the base Christmas tree to watch the lighting ceremony during Winter Fest at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 30, 2018. Winter fest gave Airmen and their families the opportunity to enjoy the start of the holiday season with several activities that raised morale and promoted family bonding. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kylee Thomas)

Dyess hosts annual Winter Fest celebration

A child slides down an 18 foot snow slide during Winter Fest at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 30, 2018. Winter Fest is a free, annual base-wide celebration in honor of the winter holidays that includes several holiday related activities for people of all ages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kylee Thomas)

Dyess hosts annual Winter Fest celebration

Children ride on a train during Winter Fest at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 30, 2018. Winter fest offered Airmen and their families the chance to enjoy the start of the holiday season with several activities including a showing of the film Polar Express at the base theater, a Christmas tree lighting, an 18 foot snow slide, a Ferris wheel and much more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kylee Thomas)

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Dyess Airmen and their families gathered to get an early start on the holiday spirit this year during the annual Winter Fest celebration Friday, Nov. 30 held by the 7th Force Support Squadron.

“Winter Fest is a base wide festival to celebrate the holidays,” said Abby Barlow, 7th FSS recreation assistant. “This event is appropriate for all ages with an activity for people of all abilities and interests.”

This free event for Airmen and their families offered many attractions including a showing of the film Polar Express at the base theater, a Christmas tree lighting, an 18 foot snow slide, a Ferris wheel and much more.

“This event is important for morale, base unification, family bonding and support of the Dyess and Abilene communities,” said Barlow. “It's a time for fun and to encourage the holiday spirit.”

For more information on upcoming holiday events, follow the Dyess Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DyessAirForceBase/