#tipseries: Winter Fun in Boston

Leaves are falling and temperatures are falling even faster; winter is coming. As you finish the last of your PSL, you may be curious as to what’s next. What do Bostonians do for fun after November? Luckily for us college students, the city of Boston is always bustling with exciting things to do that don’t break the bank, regardless of the season.


Frog Pond

During the summer, the Boston Common attracts visitors from all over as it gives way to skateboarders and soccer players. While you may not be rushing to pass around a football this winter, there is still fun to be had at the Common. The Boston Common Frog Pond offers inexpensive public ice skating during the colder months. The Frog Pond even has College Night every Tuesday evening from 6-9pm. During College Nights, admission price is half off with a college ID!

SoWa Winter Festival

We’re all a little disappointed that the SoWa Open Market has closed for the season. However, if you’re still looking for an opportunity to buy from some of the region’s best artisans and specialty food vendors, SoWa kicks off the holiday shopping season with their annual three day winter festival. Located at the SoWa Power Station, the festival runs from Friday, December 2nd, to Sunday, December 4th. It’s the perfect place to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon while shopping for holiday gifts!

Boston Winter presented by Berkshire Bank

This winter, City Hall Plaza, home to festivals and other public events, is home to ‘Boston Winter presented by Berkshire Bank.’ A part of the new activation ‘Boston Seasons presented by Berkshire Bank,’ the free event opens to the public on December 2nd. There will be a large outdoor Ice Skating Path offering special events – for example, Rock ‘N Skate, happening every Friday, with a live DJ, games on ice, and prizes. Boston Winter also provides a Holiday Shopping Market, with unique attractions and small shops. There is even a chocolate tasting attraction!


The city of Boston always offers events enjoyable for all, regardless of the weather. Surely we wouldn’t let a little snow stop us! This winter, make sure to come out from under your warm blankets and enjoy some of the events going on in the city.


-by Nia, CSI Marketing Associate, Photo by Adam Glanzman

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