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Boston Winter Fun - Skiing, Sledding & Skating and more

 Winter is here in Boston and there are lots of activities to take advantage of in the region. Ski resorts both near & far offer great family action. Ice skating rinks both indoor & out provide a more low key, yet invigorating option. Last but not least - find a great sledding hill or just hike around and take in the beauty of winter.

Reindeer Quest at Powisset FarmDover, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Tue, January 31, 2023   
Grab your snow boots and get everyone outside to discover our elusive herd of nine wooden reindeer, found throughout the farm trails!
Annual Ice Sculpture Stroll at Assembly SquareSomerville, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022   
FUN! FREE! FESTIVE! Get in the holiday spirit with the return of our Annual Ice Sculpture Stroll. Check out nine different designs across The Row while enjoying free perks and surprises along the way
Winter Market at North Bennet Street SchoolBoston, Free
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
North Bennet Street School will host its first-ever Winter Market, featuring work sold by NBSS alumni and students, in the parking lot of our building—complete with apple cider, heaters, tents, and festive spirit.
ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2025 at TD GardenBoston, $$
Mon, March 24, 2025  -  Sun, March 30, 2025   
Hailed as figure skating's most prestigious annual event, the World Figure Skating Championships will take place in Boston at the TD Garden in March 2025.
Disney On Ice presents 'Find Your Hero'Boston, $$
Thu, December 22, 2022  -  Mon, January 2, 2023   
Get ready to discover the hero inside us all when Disney On Ice returns with a magical adventure for the whole family! A magical medley of classic and modern tales including Moana, Tangled, and Frozen Skates Into...
Ice Sculpture Stroll at Assembly SquareSomerville, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022   
Our signature Ice Sculpture Stroll is only two days away, with nine ice sculptures on display around The Row. Grab a map and follow along - surprises will greet you along the way, and you’ll receive a holiday memento...
The Anchor Annual Holiday Tree LightingCharlestown, Free
Thu, December 8, 2022   
The Anchor is so excited to announce that its Annual Holiday Tree Lighting is back and better than ever! Enjoy an afternoon filled with holiday festivities, ice sculpture carving, Christmas carols, and more. Be sure to...
Boston Winter Igloo Dining ExperiencesBoston, $$$
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Sat, February 25, 2023   
Winter in Boston can be cold and challenging, but Igloo dining might just be the adventure experience for you. Several restaurant venues now offer this unique experience for groups up to six.
Seaport Snowport: Curling LanesBoston, Free
Mon, November 14, 2022  -  Sun, February 19, 2023   
Curling is back by popular demand, on Seaport Common next to The Current. Give it a curl, with lessons select Saturdays or sign up and play on your own and with friends.
Winter Lights at Naumkeag, The Bradley Estate & Stevens CoolCanton, $$
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Sat, January 7, 2023   
This holiday season, three of our beautiful garden properties sparkle with thousands of shimmering, artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for a magical, fun, and safe outdoor experience – with food,...
SNOWPORT - Boston Seaport's Winter Wonderland, Holiday MarkeBoston
Fri, November 11, 2022  -  Sun, February 26, 2023   
Seaport’s highly popular interactive winter wonderland, SNOWPORT, returns. In its fourth year, SNOWPORT offers outdoor play for all ages: iceless curling, light-up Bocce, and large-scale versions of classic games such...
New Year's Eve Waterfront Ice Sculpture StrollBoston, Free
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Wind your way along the waterfront through the trail of ice sculptures this New Year’s Eve. Get ready to count down to 2023 with over a dozen ice sculptures hosted by businesses and cultural sites across the waterfront.
Skating Club of Boston’s Tree Lighting Skating SpectacularBoston, Free
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Thu, December 1, 2022   
The Skating Club of Boston hosts their Boston Tree Lighting Skating Spectacular at the Boston Common Frog Pond 12/1 at 5:00 pm. This exciting FREE ice skating show featuring a cast of local skaters from The Skating...
La Salette Festival of Holiday Lights 2022Attleboro, Free
Thu, November 24, 2022  -  Sun, January 1, 2023   
This is one of the most beloved and popular Christmas displays in the state. Over 300,000 lights are spread over 10 acres of winter wonderland. The event is held at The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, so many...
Ice Castles, NH (New Hampshire)New Hampshire, $$$
Sat, January 14, 2023  -  Sun, March 12, 2023   
Ice Castles, an acre of land filled with frozen ice walls, tunnels, towers, and archways illuminated by multicolored lights, is a literal winter wonderland.
Night Lights at New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill: HoBoylston, $$
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Heralded as one of the best winter light displays in Massachusetts, there’s no secret why the annual Night Lights event at New England Botanical Garden at Tower Hill attracts more than 50,000 guests from around the...
Festival of Trees and Snow Village at Mass Hort SocietyWellesley, $$
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Fri, December 30, 2022   
Mass Hort Society’s Festival of Trees showcases over 65 beautifully decorated trees, raffle, and features Snow Village― a magical exhibit of model trains, holiday villages, Fenway Park, Beacon Hill.
Annual Kendall Square Holiday on Ice ShowCambridge, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Cambridge and Boston's newest winter attraction presents the Annual Free Holiday Show on Ice. Free skating show at 2:00pm with former Olympians and international medalists, produced by Frozen Frog Productions
Harvard Square Holiday Craft FairCambridge, Free
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
The Harvard Square Holiday Fair returns as the undisputed popular favorite and longest running of the areas annual craft fairs. The fair is a Harvard Square winter highlight drawing thousands of local residents and...
Ice Chips: Show of ChampionsBoston, $$
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Sat, April 8, 2023   
The Skating Club of Boston presents the annual Ice Chips Show of Champions. Ice Chips is now the longest, continuous club skating carnival in the world.
Holiday Zoolights: Stone Zoo 2022Stoneham, $
Fri, November 18, 2022  -  Sun, January 8, 2023   
This winter wonderland attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights.
Holiday Wonderland: Newport Mansions 2022Rhode Island, $$$
Sat, November 19, 2022  -  Sun, January 1, 2023   
Experience the magic of Christmas when the opulent summer cottages of the Gilded Age are transformed into a winter wonderland, both indoors and out!
Through the Wardrobe: A Winter Wonderland Panto!Newburyport, $
Fri, December 9, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
Edward Speck and Joshua Shack bring back a favorite Theater in the Open holiday panto, Through the Wardrobe! Fauns and turkish delight and pies-in-the-face return to the Firehouse Center for the Arts!
Candy EngineeringBoston, Free
Wed, December 28, 2022  -  Thu, December 29, 2022   
Join us at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum on 12/28 and 12/29 from 11am - 3pm to engineer amazing spice drop structures and design your own candy maze!
Solstice CelebrationSouthborough, $
Sun, December 18, 2022  -  Sun, December 18, 2022   
When you arrive, you’ll start welcoming winter by making upcycled tin can lanterns. At dusk we’ll light the lanterns and embark on a guided hike led by Tim Puopolo.
SoWa Winter FestivalBoston, $
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
For your holiday shopping pleasure, we’ve assembled 100+ of the region’s best makers, artists, designers, and specialty vendors together under one festive roof for our 7th annual Winter Festival at the SoWa Power Station
All the Long Echoes: A Score of Solstice CelebrationsBeverly Farms, Free
Sun, December 4, 2022  -  Sun, December 4, 2022   
Seven Times Salt presents their twentieth winter solstice concert: carols, dances, and wassails from 16-18th century Europe and the New World performed on period instruments.
Holiday Super Sides! Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, December 15, 2022  -  Thu, December 15, 2022   
The menu includes fluffy, golden brown Duchess parsnip potatoes, roasted winter squash with brown butter pecan crumble and a gorgeous winter salad with pomegranate molasses dressing.
Winter Wonderland Kids Succulent WorkshopDover, $
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
This is a hands-on workshop — children will get dirty, and imaginations will soar.This drop-off class is designed for children ages 7-12. Class is limited to 12 students.
Holiday Stroll at BellforgeMedfield, Free
Fri, December 2, 2022  -  Fri, December 2, 2022   
Experience the spirit of the season at this festive family event featuring 30+ artists at three indoor sites, food trucks, carolers, ice sculpting demonstration, MEMO’s outdoor tree lighting ceremony, and much more in downtown Medfield!
Solstice 'ScapesActon
Sat, December 17, 2022  -  Sat, December 17, 2022   
Join us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and paint some winter landscapes inspired by the shortest day of the year. Free with Museum Admission
GISB Holiday MarketAllston, Free
Sat, December 10, 2022  -  Sat, December 10, 2022   
Save the Date! We are pleased to announce that GISB's traditional Christkindlmarkt, one of GISB’s largest events, will return this winter after a two-year hiatus.
Kiddos in the Kitchen Afterschool: Winter Warmers!Dover, $
Today  -  Wed, November 30, 2022   
As you sip on your cocoa, we’ll cream butter, crack eggs, add sugar and mix in special ingredients to make two different types of cookies.
Franklin Park Zoo Winter Activities & ExhibitsBoston, $$$
Sat, October 1, 2022  -  Fri, March 31, 2023   
Franklin Park Zoo has the cure for cabin fever during long New England winters, so hold off on hibernating, because they’ve got plenty of amazing animals that don’t!
Ron's Candlepin Bowling Alley & Gourmet Ice CreamBoston, $$
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A retro 10 lane alley in Hyde Park since 1979, featuring 10 lanes of candlepin bowling, along with Ron's famous Gourmet Ice Cream. The venue has been hosting leagues and bowling parties for generations of Bostonians. All lanes are open to the public (walk-ins warmly...
Snowport - Boston Seaport Ice RinkBoston, $
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Now open, the Boston Seaport's new Snowport winterland features a 3,000 square foot ice skating rink, open from December through February in the same lot that the Cisco beer garden occupied during the summer, right on Seaport Boulevard.
Warrior Ice ArenaBrighton, $$
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Experience Warrior Ice Arena, the Boston Bruins new training and practice facility that’s also available to the public. Enjoy freestyle skating, public skate, ice time for hockey, Bruins practices and more!
Bonneville's Family Thrill Hill at McinTyre Ski AreaNew Hampshire, $$
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Bonneville's Family Thrill Hill is just an hour from Boston and features a conveyor carpet easily ferries tubers up to the top of the hill, where there are 8 tubing lanes and plenty of grooming machines for a smooth ride.
Berkshire East - Beastly Snow Tubing ParkWestern Mass, $$
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​Beastly Tubing Park is a small tubing area, featuring three tubing lanes, but lines are generally short, and the 450-foot runs are definitely a thrill. Tubing runs are open on weekends during peak ski season, and is done in 2 hour time blocks.
Steriti Ice Rink in Boston's North EndBoston, Free
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The Steriti Ice Rink in Boston's North End is an easy walk from North Station. The indoor rink is open from late November until mid-March, and public skating (while rather limited) is free!
The Skating Club of Boston Skating AcademyBoston, $$
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The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy is New England’s premier ice skating school, offering top-quality instruction and small group ice skating lessons for children and adults using the Learn to Skate USA curriculum endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey.
Colonial Figure Skating ClubBoxborough, $$
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The Colonial Figure Skating Club has been leading the way in Learn to Skate FUN for over 40 years! Our dedicated staff is comprised of coaches with the highest standards of rankings, certifications and coaching experience.
Ice Skating at Stoneham Town Common RinkStoneham, Free
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Stoneham has recently added a free outdoor skating rink at the town common. Bring your own skates – open 9AM to 9PM.
Winter Ice at The PointLittleton, $$
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Winter Ice is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located at The Point. Winter Ice is ideal for skaters of all ages and skill levels from beginners to figure skaters and hockey teams, and is designed to provide a gathering place for the community where families and friends...
Chez-Vous Roller Skating RinkDorchester, $$
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For over 80 years, Chez-Vous Roller Rink has provided family fun and entertainment to many all over Massachusetts. Join in on the fun! Open 7 days out the week.
Worcester Common Ice Skating OvalWorcester, $
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This 12,000-square-foot rink (that's 4,000 square feet larger than the size of the Rink at Rockefeller Center) is complete with amenities such as piped-in music, skate rentals, lockers, concessions, holiday lights, and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly...
Jack Kirrane Ice Skating RinkBrookline, $
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Located within Brookline’s 64-acre Larz Anderson Park, this rink offers skating lessons and rink rentals for private parties.
Pico MountainVermont, $$$
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One of Pico's best aspects is that guests can enjoy the experience of a large mountain with the personal touch of a small ski area. Most of the trails end up at the same base point so it is extremely family friendly.
Magic MountainVermont, $$
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Magic Mountain offers skiers and riders a true alternative to today's crowded corporate resorts. Magic's original 1960s-style trails deliver a more interesting and fun experience at all ability levels.
Bromley Mountain ResortVermont, $$
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A classic Vermont ski resort must offer variety. From dyed-in-the-wool experts to which-end-is-up tyros, Bromley has the ski terrain you crave to carve.