GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The snow came just in time for a new event Saturday in Grand Rapids.

Mangiamo! restaurant held its first "Snowman Festival" outside its Lake Drive SE location.

Families brought their own decorations to build a snowman for the competition. The winners took home restaurant and store gift cards.

"It's magical for kids to build something particularly in the winter when we're looking for reasons to get them out of the house and give them fresh air," said Eric Teasley, manager at Mangiamo. "People seem to be really enjoying it."