The List: 7 Winter Festivals Worth Bundling Up For

Baystateparent Magazine
Bundle up for some family fun.

Greenfield Winter Carnival 

Friday to Sunday, Feb. 4-6 

From ice carving to sled races, winter-themed events will take place all over this western Mass. city all weekend long for their 100th annual Winter Carnival. 

Winterfest at Brimfield Winery 

Saturday, Feb. 5

The Brimfield Winery teams up with Rapscallion Brewery’s French Canadian Day for a family-friendly event including meat pies, poutine, snowman competitions, bonfires, a beverage ice luge, live music, and more. Adults can sip on a specially brewed IPA or hot mulled wine. 

Northampton Ice Art Festival 

Friday, February 11

Artists carve ice sculptures throughout downtown NoHo for this day-long festival, which culminates with a public display of the final sculptures during Arts Night Out from 5-8 p.m.

Easthampton WinterFest

Saturday, Feb. 12

Enjoy a winter-themed outdoor StoryWalk, horse-drawn wagon rides, ice carving and harvesting demonstrations, guided nature hikes and more throughout this quaint city in the Pioneer Valley. 

Oxford Winter Carnival 

Saturday, Feb. 19 

The fun kicks off with a Polar Plunge at Carbuncle Pond, followed by ice skating, an interactive ice sculptor demonstration, free coffee and refreshments, and a host of other outdoor activities on the town common. 

Lowell WinterFest

Friday & Saturday, Feb. 18-19

Ride a classic carousel, enjoy kids activities, play giant games and cast your vote in the soup competition. Live music, outdoor ice skating, an artisans’ market, and an array of eclectic food vendors are all part of the fun. 

Fruitlands Winter Fest

Saturday. Feb. 26 

A human dog sled race, sledding, s’mores by the firepit, nature walks through the Enchanted Forest and more are part of this day of family fun. Warm up with beer, food and wine in a heated tent.