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Official Website:Boston Winter: City Hall Plaza Skating Path
Location:1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA
Dates:Friday, November 24, 2017 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:see below
Category:Seasonal Fun


Boston Winter: City Hall Plaza Skating PathThis 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.

Special February Vacation Hours
*Monday, February 19-Thursday, February 22: 10am-9pm
*Friday, February 23: 10am-11pm

February Vacation Week
The February school vacation week of family fun starts off with a special Skating Path appearance by the Blue Man Group Boston on Sunday, February 18 at 11:30 AM. The interactive appearance from three of the famous Blue Men will be accompanied by a scavenger hunt on site at Boston Winter presented by Berkshire Bank at City Hall Plaza.

Visitors will have the opportunity to win Blue Man group prizes, including tickets to a performance during its 18 show run at the Charles Playhouse in Boston from February 19-25.

Beginning on Monday, February 19, iHeartMedia will be sponsoring Boston Winter School Vacation Week, where kids 12 and under will skate for just $5.00 at the Boston Winter Skating Path, located in the heart of the City. The iHeartMedia School Vacation Week promotion is valid through February 23 and may not be combined with other promotions.

Boston Winter operates 7 days a week and is free and open to the public, weather permitting. Additional weekly activities happening through February 25 at Boston Winter are listed below. Please visit www.cityhallplazaboston.com for the full schedule of events, hours of operation for the Uber Lodge, Wachusett Beer Yard, Food Trucks, Skating Path and more.

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.

Looking for more fun things to do? Check out our Boston February Vacation Week guide for lots more great ideas on things to do with the kids this week.

HoursTop

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

Exceptions:
-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

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


CostTop

Adults: $15 Youth under 12: $8 Children under 5: free Skate rentals: $8 Lockers: 25cents, bigger one 50cents Skate aid penguin: $10/hour 50% admission for teachers, veterans and active military with ID 50% off admission when paying with Berkshire Bank card

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1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA map

City Hall Plaza
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA

TipsTop

  • *Lockers are located inside the Skating Rental tent and cost $8 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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