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3rd Annual Downtown Worcester Winter Festival

Worcester Common Oval [Worcester]

Event info
Date: February 3, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Worcester Common Oval
Address: Worcester

Join us for an afternoon of fun, family-friendly, wintertime activities at the 3rd annual Downtown Worcester Winter Festival, presented by the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District, Bay State Savings Bank, the City of Worcester, and Streetplus, on Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 12pm to 3pm on the Worcester Common. (Weather Date: February 17)


What’s Happening

Here’s some of what you’ll find at this year’s Downtown Worcester Winter Festival:

Ice Skating

Lace up a pair of ice skates and take a spin on the Worcester Common Oval rink, brought to you by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Ice Skating Admission: $6/person; free for kids aged 5 and under; Skate Rental: $6/person

Support Woo Fridge

The first 100 Downtown Worcester Winter Festival attendees who donate a canned good or non-perishable food item for Woo Fridge can receive FREE admission for ice skating and a complimentary hot chocolate and cookie courtesy of Brew on the Grid. Just bring your own ice skates or rent a pair at the Oval!

Alpine Slide

Standing at over 25 feet tall with three lanes for sliding, the Alpine Slide will delight kids and kids at heart this winter. This activity is free and open to all during the festival. (Minimum height requirement: 42 inches without an adult)

Ice Sculptures

Watch icy works of art take shape during live ice carving demonstrations. Remember: Ice sculptures only last as long as the weather allows, so don’t miss your chance to see these limited-time installations during the Winter Festival.

Arts & Crafts

Get creative with free, hands-on arts and crafts for the whole family alongside Panduh Productions and Technocopia.

Local Food & More

Meet some of your favorite Worcester team mascots, enjoy a snack from a local food truck or vendor, play custom games created by Technocopia, and more!

Winter Festival Weekend

The festival itself is just one of the many fun events taking place in Downtown Worcester — you’ll find activities and special offers from businesses all around the neighborhood in honor of “Winter Festival Weekend.” Come out and celebrate with us Downtown all weekend long!

Winter Festival Weekend Events


❄️ Commerford & Sons Kids Fun Fair from 10am to 7pm at the DCU Center

❄️ Circus Variety Show by Peter Cannizzaro at Francis R. Carroll Plaza in front of The Hanover Theatre |  2 FREE shows starting at 3pm and 3:45pm

❄️ ArtsWorcester Gallery Hours from 12pm to 5pm | On Exhibit: Emmanuel Opoku: We Ourselves are Shared (West Gallery), Jeanette Staley: Predators and Pray (Window Gallery), Artist Shoeboxes (East Gallery)

❄️ Pride Celebration: A Study In Monochrome Reception from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the JMAC

❄️ Evil Felipe concert at The Palladium starting at 6pm

❄️ Raise Your Hands: A Tribute to Bon Jovi at Off the Rails starting at 7pm



❄️ Commerford & Sons Kids Fun Fair from 10am to 6pm at the DCU Center

❄️ Chocolate Tasting & Talk: 101 with a professional chocolate sommelier from 11am to 12pm at the Worcester Public Library | Space is limited! Register in advance.

❄️ ArtsWorcester Gallery Hours from 12pm to 5pm | On Exhibit: Emmanuel Opoku: We Ourselves are Shared (West Gallery), Jeanette Staley: Predators and Pray (Window Gallery), Artist Shoeboxes (East Gallery)

❄️ Hellfyre Lair Drag Show from 9pm to 11pm at the JMAC

Check out our Events Calendar for even more Downtown Worcester events and activities during Winter Festival Weekend and all year round.

Winter Festival Weekend Special Offers

❄️ The Clock Beer & Wine: Buy 3 Bottles of Wine & Get 10% Off on Saturday, February 3 & Sunday, February 4

❄️Woo Juice: Get 10% Off on Saturday, February 3

❄️ Subzero Nitrogren Ice Cream: Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off Shakes, Smoothies & Ice Cream on Saturday, February 3