Nichole’s Family Picks of the Weekend 1/3/15 and 1/4/15

Happy New Year!

I hope that 2015 proves to be everyone’s best year yet!

It looks like the cold weather is here to stay, but with no snow there’s no chance of sledding, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing anytime soon. There’s still plenty to do!

Pick #1 

Fire and Ice Festival on The Lawn on the D

Check out the link above for the weekend’s schedule of events!  It looks like a great time!  And…as the 1st event of its kind, you can be a part of the history!



The Lawn on D kicks off its winter season with Winter on D’s inaugural event – Boston’s first Fire & Ice Festival!

Enjoy the chilling beauty of this winter season as The Lawn on D is magically frozen into a wonderland of ice. The Fire & Ice Festival offers fun free daytime activities and exciting winter attractions that will keep you happily frolicking in the cold including an ice labyrinth, free daytime and evening activities including kids dance parties.

The Fire & Ice Festival will feature one of the largest ice labyrinths in America that will allow visitors to walk through a glass-like maze built out of nearly 300 giant ice blocks bathed in colorful lights during the evening hours. Guests can also admire photos from world-famous adventure photographer Paul Nicklen whose polar photos of penguins, polar bears and other arctic creatures will be frozen into the ice labyrinth walls.

Watch the finest fire art performers from The Boston Circus Guild manipulate the orange and yellow hues of fire at their will. Feel the heat and watch the flames flicker and dance in the evening sky by skilled performers in an icy winter wonderland.

Got a chill? Kids and adults can warm up under the winter pavilion with a nice warm cup of cocoa! The pavilion will feature a beautifully carved ice bar, serving up seasonal favorites including apple cider and hot cocoa for the little ones, along with wine and beer for adults.

Fire & Ice Festival goers can sit by one of the many fire pits placed around on the lawn to warm their hands and feet after grabbing a bite to eat from one of our food trucks including free samples of Legal Sea Foods’world-famous chowder and good hearty bites from Stoked Pizza, The Taco Truck and Sheherazad.

Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the three day Fire & Ice Festival.

(Please note: Evening fire performances and Legal Sea Foods will not be present on January 4, 2015)






Pick #2 

The Neveland Theatre Presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Pick #3

Skating at the outdoor rink at Market Street in Lynnfield, some bowling at Kings and a good meal….some shopping wouldn’t hurt either!


Check out the full list of restaurants and stores here!



Pick #4

As has been mentioned here on GMG before, swimming at the Cape Ann Marina is a total no brainer.  Swimming, food, and drinks, oh my!  For the record, the kids’ meals are $8 and come with a drink, the meal, and even a small vanilla ice cream.


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