Nearly Free Winter Festivities

Written by Emma Davis

It’s officially post-Thanksgiving, which for most people is officially when the holiday season starts. Previously, I could never really understand the rush to start celebrating, but with all the awesome winter events and activities happening around Boston you definitely need a month or more to get them all in! Here are just a select few cheap, or even free, winter festivities happening in the city this month that I plan to check out. And if you know of any other affordable activities happening in the Boston area this winter, let us know on Twitter @bostonpolished!


This free light and music show is happening nightly from now until the first of January, so you have plenty of time to make your way down to Faneuil Hall Marketplace this month. It’s totally free and runs continuously all night.Screen Shot 2016-11-29 at 4.09.55 PM.png

Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza 

Cross the street from Faneuil Hall Marketplace and you’ll find the brand new Boston Winter event at City Hall Plaza. With a custom designed skating path and a large layout for a holiday market, the area has literally been turned in to a winter wonderland. It’s free to walk around the holiday market and browse the shops (which 60% of are local) for Christmas gifts. The skating rink has an admission fee and rental fee. It opens to the public on December 2nd and will be open daily from then on.

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Boston Common Frog Pond 

Really into ice skating? Frog Pond, located in Boston Common, also charges admission and rental fees. However, they also have College Nights on Tuesdays! Flash your student ID from 6-9pm and your admission is half priced. Gotta love living in the ultimate college city!

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SoWa Winter Festival 

This three day event running from Friday December 2nd to Sunday December 4th is totally free and a great place to check out local artists and food vendors. Support your local artisans and buy your friends and family unique gifts….and buy food for yourself. It’s a win-win, really.

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How do you plan to spend these winter months? Are you going to any of these events? Let us know in the comments below or on our social medias @bostonpolished!

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