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Boston Common Children’s Free Winter Festival returns February 20

February 19, 2019

Parks and Recreation

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Parks and Recreation

The event takes place during school vacation week on Wednesday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing the annual Children’s Winter Festival to Boston Common in partnership with the Highland Street Foundation during school vacation week on Wednesday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“The Children’s Winter Festival gives kids and families the opportunity to enjoy a day of outdoor fun in downtown Boston,” said Mayor Walsh. “Come join us for free games and activities on the Common during public school vacation week.”

Additional support is being provided by XFINITY, Capital One, the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, L.L. Bean, and Cricket Wireless.

Among the attractions will the 45-foot-long Toboggan Tunnel mountainous adventure with twin roller lanes, the 30-foot-high inflatable Everest Climb N Slide, a Ski Lift photo op, sledding, and much more. In addition, the Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring a week-long Winter Camp at the Boston Common Frog Pond with free skating and rentals for all ages from Monday, February 18, through Friday, February 22. For more information on Winter Camp skating, please visit highlandstreet.org.

The festival will also feature 103.3 AMP Radio’s JD, giveaways (while supplies last) from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Signature Collection 30th Anniversary Edition and “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and refreshments from Power Crunch protein energy bars, Cabot Cheese with Fuel Up To Play 60, KIND Snacks, and Nature’s Path. Additional support is provided by Magic 106.7 and 103.3 AMP Radio.

Please note that this is an outdoor event with temperatures expected to be in the low to mid-30s. Attendees should dress appropriately for winter weather. For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, visit boston.gov/parks, or facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment.