Boston’s winters may have a bit of a reputation—cold! snowy!—and while that can be true, the season abounds with plenty of activities, both inside and out. From skating to plays, here are a few Boston winter events to enjoy this year.
Boston Seasons is a a winter-long extravaganza is back for its second year in City Hall Plaza. Visitors can take a turn on the ice skating path before snagging an Insta pic in front of the neon “Boston” sign.
Skating at the Frog Pond
Winter in Boston isn’t complete without a spin through the Frog Pond in the Boston Common. The rink is open to the public for a nominal fee and skaters can rent lockers and skates on site. Take in skyline views of Beacon Hill, Downtown and the Back Bay as you pirouette on the ice at one of the city’s most iconic locations.
Winter Wellness Walks
Stick to your New Year’s resolutions and join the team at the Arnold Arboretum on a guided walk in the woods on January 14 and February 11. You’ll get a hearty walk in while also learning about the nature around you during these Winter Wellness Walks.
Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True
Take a seat for the return of Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True at the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard. Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa, the performance chronicles issues that define the lives of Nigerian women through song and dance in a way that will leave you thinking long after the final scene. The show runs January 26 through February 11.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open House at the Museum of Fine Arts
Commemorate the late Dr. King by spending the day at the MFA on January 15. Visitors will enjoy free admission and a host of events and programming for families throughout the day. The open house runs 10am-5pm.