Children’s Winter Fest returned to Boston Common during school vacation, coordinated by Boston Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with Highland Street Foundation.
“The Children’s Winter Festival has become a well-love tradition in Boston and we are pleased to bring it back in 2018,” Mayor Martin Walsh said.
“Many children and their families attended the festival for a day filled with fun activities,” the Mayor said.
Some of the many attractions were: A 45-foot-long Toboggan Tunnel mountainous adventure with twin roller lanes, a 30-foot-high inflatable Everest Climb N Slide, and a Snow Mazing maze activity.
Highland Foundation sponsored a week-long Winter Camp at the Boston Common Frog Pond with free skating and rentals for all ages.
The Festival also featured a DJ from Magic 106.7, an appearance by the L.L. Bean Bootmobile with their popular Boot Toss game, giveaways from “DreamWorks Animation Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” Now airing on Netflix, and refreshments from Sparkling Ice beverages and Power Crunch protein energy drinks.
In addition, the Appellation Mountain Club’s Outdoors Rx program presented a scavenger hunt and nature walks.
Support was also provided by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and Cricket Wireless.
Many people attended the “Much Too Do” family activity.