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Boston Winter: City Hall Plaza Skating Path & Holiday Market

Official Website:Boston Winter: City Hall Plaza Skating Path & Holiday Market
Location:City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA map
Dates:Friday, November 24, 2017 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:see below
Category:Seasonal Fun

Boston Winter: City Hall Plaza Skating Path & Holiday MarketThis November, City Hall Plaza will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with a giant outdoor skating path that will circle the area.

Highlights will again include a custom-designed outdoor skating path and a European inspired holiday shopping market.

Skaters of all ages are welcome to try this new twist on the traditional ice rink, a nearly 11,000 square foot outdoor ice path that will open on Friday, Novmeber 24, 2017.

The skate path will be open to the public seven days a week this winter. Bostonians and visitors alike will be dazzled by the winter activities, holiday shopping from a mix of local and international vendors, an array of hospitality experiences at the Urban Lodge, The Chocolate Story, and attractions including Santa’s House and a pedal-powered Holiday Tree.

At the outdoor holiday shopping market, visitors can experience seasonal delicacies and interactive attractions in a celebratory winter atmosphere at over 85 chalets. The boutique style chalets offer a wide variety of local and international gifts, goods and food.

Attractions this year include an enchanted Christmas tree maze, a Santa House, a Bavarian Village, and Vinopolis, an interactive wine and beer experience.

What’s new for 2017? For one thing, a 600-square-foot tent called the Enchanted Castle Experience that will offer kid-friendly food, a chocolate-tasting area where kids can dip treats like marshmallows, and an area where children can write letters to Santa.

The skating path will return in a reconfigured fashion for an entirely new experience. The outdoor skating path, operated by Rink Management Services, the largest operator of ice skating facilities in the United States, will remain open through February, offering learn-to-skate programs and many special events.

Visitors can rent skates, or bring their own for Boston's first-ever custom designed pathway that weaves around the marquee 'BOSTON' sign.


November 24-December 31:
Monday-Thursday’s: 11am-9pm
Friday’s: 11am-11pm
Saturday’s: 10am-11pm
Sunday’s: 10am-9pm

-Christmas Eve 12/24: 10am-4pm
-Closed on Christmas 12/25
-NYE 12/31: 10am-5pm

January 1-February 25:
Monday-Thursday’s: 3pm-9pm
Friday’s: 3pm-11pm
Saturday’s: 10am-11pm
Sunday’s: 10am-7pm

School Vacation Week:
-Monday February 19-Thursday February 22: 10am-9pm
-Friday February 23: 10am-11pm


Skating Fees: Adult Tickets $10.00 Children Tickets (ages 5-12) $8.00 Children Tickets (under 5) Free Rental Skates $6.00 Skate Sharpening (per pair) $10.00 Lockers $3.00 Skate 10 packs* $85.00


  • *Helmets are available to use for free, while supplies last.

  • *Lockers are located inside the Skating Rental tent and cost $3 to use. We recommended stowing personal items in a locker or giving them to someone to watch over, as purses and bags are not allowed on the Skating Path.

  • *Cell phones are not allowed on the Skating Path.
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