The city is opening a slew of winter activities on the expansive brick plaza Friday. The highlights include an outdoor skating path, holiday shopping market, Christmas tree maze, Santa house, Bavarian village, live performances and other attractions.
It’s the second year for the seasonal space, part of the city’s broader efforts to revive the plaza.
New attractions this year include an enchanted Christmas tree maze, a Santa House, a Bavarian Village, and Vinopolis, an interactive wine and beer experience.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says last year’s success shows the potential for City Hall Plaza to serve as a holiday destination. Officials estimate more than 300,000 people visited “Boston Winter” last year.
The winter space will be open seven days a week. The holiday market and related attractions will run through Dec. 31. The outdoor skating path will remain open through February.
According to the city, the skating path will return in a reconfigured fashion for an entirely new experience. It will remain open through February, offering learn-to-skate programs and other special events.
The skating path will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays through the end of the year.
Click here to see a list of holiday vendors that will be located throughout the plaza.