Posted By: Noreen Anastasia
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With last year's deluge of snow still fresh in our minds, it hardly seems possible that we're coming up on another New England winter. Luckily, there are no shortage of events and activities to keep us occupied. Whether you're single, a couple, have kids, or just looking to get out of the house, we've compiled a great taste of what Boston can offer you for our coldest months.

For everyone:


Located in the midst of historic Boston Common, The Frog Pond has long been a staple for both native Bostonians and tourists. Both an excellent date place and a place to bring the whole family, ice skating here is a must-do in the winter. Catch a chill or want to catch your breath? There is a café located right at the pond to keep your stamina going. Just keep an eye on those ankles! Skating season begins Friday, December 4th. Call 617.635.2120 or email frog.pond@scboston.org for more information.


Founded in 1949, and opened for skiing in 1950, "Great Blue Hill" has long been a favorite of Massachusetts residents who want a quick commute to fresh powder. A 30-minute drive from downtown Boston, the Blue Hills offers something for everyone. Whether you're a novice or an expert, you'll find rentals, lessons, and slopes all at your fingertips. If Apres Ski is more your speed, head over to the lodge for something to keep you warm while you wait for your friends and family to finish shredding for the day. With the season already open, there's no excuse not to get on the slopes! Call 781.828.5070 for more information.

For the Adults:


The beer that has become iconic of Boston was originally brewed in the 1870s, but the beverage we know today made its appearance in 1985, when Jim Koch made the executive decision that the nation deserved a better beer. A long-standing member of the community in Jamaica Plain, anyone can visit the brewery for a tour and a complimentary tasting afterwards. While tours are free, there is a $2 suggested donation that benefits local charity. We highly recommend taking the shuttle afterwards to Doyle's in JP for some excellent food and drink. Don't have time to get out for a tour, Sam Adams is hosting an Ugly Sweater Tap Takeover at Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston this Thursday from 7-10pm! Visit the website for more information.


Located in Cambridge, ImprovBoston has long been considered the paragon of comedy in the Boston area. Founded in 1982, the Improv now boasts over 20 shows a week and an annual enrollment of 2,000 students in their Comedy School. With shows starting nightly between 7-7:30, it may be best to leave the kids at home for this entertainment. Performing various themes to delight any comedy aficionado, ImprovBoston is a great way to spend a snowy night. Call 617.576.1253 for more information on tickets, shows, and classes.

For the Kids:


The Children's Museum, as it's affectionately known about town, was founded in 1913 by The Science Teachers' Bureau. Now the second oldest children's museum in the world, the museum's many and varied exhibits and programs offer countless ways to engage and delight children from the world over. Having moved to the Fort Point area of Boston in 1979, the museum now finds itself in the middle of one of the most trendy and developing neighborhoods of the city. Offering classes and events everyday starting at 10am (we recommend Art Studio!), Boston Children's Museum is an ideal way to spend a blustery day with your kids. For more information visit the website or call 617.426.6500.


With 80 years experience under its belt, Chez Vous Roller Rink offers fun the whole family can enjoy. Located in Dorchester Center, the skating rink is an ideal place to spend school vacations or host a special birthday party! Now featuring a bouncy house and a great snack bar, be prepared to spend a day rolling and bouncing around. If you can manage to get a babysitter, and want to get your roll on, there is a dedicated "Adults Only" night every Wednesday!

We hope these many events will keep you occupied, happy, and warm, during these cold, winter months. Before you know it, it'll be spring and time for the Splash Fountain at the Christian Science Plaza!