The new green space on the southern end of Hilldale Shopping Center will host Winterfest on Saturday.

The event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature interactive ice sculptures including mini golf, a polar bear, a paintable ice canvas, a snowflake, ski ball game and a Hilldale photo opportunity. The Winterfest also includes food and drink, including coffee, baked goods and hot cocoa. Children can also take part in face painting, glitter tattoos and caricatures.

The ice sculptures will remain throughout the month of February, and a number of Hilldale retailers are taking part with specials and demonstrations.

Among the events include locally made baked goods and mimosas at The Home Market, samples and giveaways in the Macy’s atrium, hot cocoa and Mexican tea cake samples at Pasqual's Cantina, valentines at Paper Source, live chef demonstrations at Metcalfe's Market along with tastings, food samplings at Sur La Table and children's activities at Playthings. Madewell will host a pop-up shop with weaving, jewelry and fiber jewelry artists.

Send retail-related tips and story ideas to or call Barry Adams at 608-252-6148.