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Boston Common Tree Lighting

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Nov 29, 2014

bostoncommonsThere are a ton of tree lightings in Boston and if you missed the chance to be apart of the Faneuil Hall Tree Lighting, don't worry there are a few others you can check out in the area. 

Another notable tree lighting is the Boston Common Tree Lighting. On December 4th, the mayor, Santa, and a variety of performers will be in the Boston Common for this event! The Boston Common Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held from 4-8pm. 

After the Boston Common Tree Lighting, take in the city and walk around the Public Garden and Frog Pond. 

For more information on this, and other tree lightings in Boston, please click here.  

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Ice Skating at Frog Pond in the Boston Commons

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Nov 24, 2014

frogpondFrog Pond just opened up for ice skating in the Boston Commons on Saturday, November 22. The rink is scheduled to be open now til mid March. 

"The Boston Common Frog Pond sits at the heart of Boston Common, the oldest and most treasured public park in the U.S.

With a winter ice rink and skating school, a reflecting pool in the spring and fall, and a summer spray pool and children’s carousel, there are always fun and exciting activities for residents and tourists alike"

Hours of operations vary. For further details, please go to BostonFrogPond.com.

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Outdoor Skating Rinks in Boston

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Ready to get your skates on? Here are a few suggestions on where to go in the Boston areaskating courtesy of Boston.com

Boston Harbor Hotel Rink

Sharpen up your ice skates and head downtown for outdoor skating with great harbor and city views. For the first time ever, the Boston Harbor Hotel Rink has opened a 2,960-square-foot ice skating rink under Rowes Wharf rotunda. The rink will hold up to 20 skaters at a time. The Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rotunda Rink is part of the Winter on the Wharf initiative, which also features seasonal food and drinks, and special events.

Charles Hotel Rink

This 2,900-square foot rink is open to both hotel guests and the public. Are you a frequent skater? Take advantage of season passes. Or do you need to brush up on your skills? The rink offers skating lessons. Skate rentals and refreshments, including hot chocolate and hot apple cider, are available right at the rink. You can also book a private event, including birthday or holiday parties or corporate functions.

Frog Pond on Boston Common

Boston Common’s Frog Pond is located within the country’s oldest public park. Need a break from showing off your skating skills? Head over to the heated umbrella, where you can grab a hot chocolate and Belgian waffle, take a seat, and watch the skaters glide by.

Frozen Fenway

Fenway’s outdoor ice skating rink is back this year, and the Mayor’s Community Skate for Boston residents is scheduled for late December/early January. On December 29 and January 1, there will be a public skating day, free for all Boston residents. And for the first time, Fenway will also feature a "Monster Sled," a 20-foot high sledding and tubing ramp. Rentals are not available at the rink, so you will need to bring your own skates. All skaters will be required to sign a waiver before skating, which is available online at boston.redsox.mlb.com, or upon arrival at Fenway.

Please click here for the full article on Boston.com. 

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Fall Pumpkin Festival at Frog Pond!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sat, Oct 26, 2013

The Fall Pumpkin Festival will be at Frog Pond in the Common on Sunday, October 27 fromfall pumpkin festival 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

The Fall Pumpkin festival will have hundreds of jack-o-lanterns floating on Frog Pond and kid friendly activities in the area. 

"Attendees are asked to bring 8-inch or smaller carved pumpkins that will be lit and then floated on the Frog Pond for a thrilling early evening display.  In addition, local organizations have been invited to carve jack-o’-lanterns to put on display at the event and participants will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pumpkin.  Children are also invited to decorate luminaries which will line the edge of the Frog Pond."

For more information on this event, please click here.

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Frog Pond Winter Season Opening

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Fri, Nov 16, 2012

365 things to do in Boston frog pondWell we know winter is here if Frog Pond is opening. Frog Pond is one of the most popular spots in Boston, located in the lovely Boston Commons. Grab your winter jackets, throw on your warmest tights and get ready for an amazing performance tonight at Frog Pond! It's Grand Opening will be like no-other, and rumor has it that this year's opening day will drop many jaws. The opening celebration this year will have many top-notch performances. Professional and gold medal skaters will perform, Frog Pond Freddie will be there, as well as activities for the entire family.

"The Skating Club of Boston is looking forward to another season of fun on the ice at The Frog Pond! Public skating will open at 10:00AM. Enter the raffle for season passes, private and group lessons. Sign-up for a FREE 15 minute private lesson (space limited). MIX 104.1 will be on-site from 4:30-6:30PM. Come down to skate and have some fun kicking off the winter season! Please continue to check the website for up to date information on conditions, delayed openings or weather related closings."

So there ya have it folks, the holidays are here and so is the cold! Get on the bus or get out of the way because nothing is going to stop this year's holiday cheer!


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Skate the Frog Pond

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Thu, Nov 01, 2012

365 things to do in boston frog pond

If you love winter sports, than Boston is the right place to be. Each November, the Frog Pond in the Boston Common is turned into an ice skating rink. I'm not to sure which day in November they will make the big switch, so make sure to keep a look out every time you pass by, After opening day, you can count on the rink being open seven days a week. The times fluctuate by day, but no matter the schedule, Frog Pond is always filled with tourists and locals. If you enjoy a little bit of history in your rink, know that the Boston Common dates back to the 17th century and is known for being the central meeting spot for all Bostonians. Cool, right? Looks like it's true... some things just never change. Don't forget to tie your laces folks- i've heard that a fall on ice can be pretty painful. 


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