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Your Guide to Winter Fun Near Wellesley MA

Ice Skating in WellesleyIf you've recently moved to Wellesley and are wondering about the best places to have fun during winter, we have some great news for you. Wellesley, MA is one of those quintessentially American towns with something for everyone, even in winter. It's blessed with an endless list of fun activities to keep you and your family entertained.

Here's a quick guide to winter fun in Wellesley.


If you love skiing and are in Wellesley, you should consider the places below, which are just a short drive away.

These spots will offer you the chance to unwind on the snowy plains of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and you don't have to restrict yourself to just skiing in your Wellesley winter itinerary; you can also enjoy some sled rides.

These places are must-visits just be sure to rock your ski gear from head to toe to protect yourself from the wintry weather.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is a favorite activity for many locals. There're several spots scattered around the Wellesley where you can enjoy ice skating, and some of the top ones include the Babson Skating Center, the Fessenden Ice Rink, and John A. Ryan Skating Arena.

So, if you're visiting or have recently moved to Wellesley, check out these spots for some exciting and safe winter fun.

Take the Kids to the Giant Snowman Workshop

The Giant Snowman workshop is an excellent family-friendly place to take your kids. Here, your kids will have the chance to make a giant snowman with every material present at their library.

It's a fantastic way for your kids to enjoy the frosty outdoors in Wellesley, and it's also possible for your kids to carry the snowmen they make back home as a holiday decoration. It is your or your kids' choice.

The Wellesley Recreation Center

The recreation center in Wellesley offers a wide range of activities for you and your family. You can try dodgeball or a game of basketball with family and friends. The recreation center opens its doors to the public every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. The facility is always spotless and boasts a friendly staff.

Snow Tubing at Nashoba Valley

Snow tubing is the perfect recreational winter activity to spend time outdoors with family. Anyone can enjoy snow tubing regardless of their age. Well, it happens on a tube, and it's a little faster than sledding, all the same, we assure you the experience is quite unique and thrilling if it's your first time. The Nashoba Valley Snow Tubing Park is the first place that comes to mind if you feel like hitting the slopes on a tube with family and friends

The Festival of Trees

If you prefer the quiet outdoors, then consider attending the Festival of Trees at Elm bank, 900 Washington Street. This festival is a holiday tradition for many locals in Wellesley, and attendees can for the best decorated Christmas trees at the end of the event. Here, you will enjoy some time at the snow village with its modern trains and well decorated holiday trees.

You can purchase timed tickets that will grant you entry on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm. The festival runs from November 26th to December 19th. 

Final Thoughts

Wellesley is a great place to visit or buy a home and settle. Regardless of the cold, you're bound to have great wintertime fun with friends and family. Should you want to buy a home in Wellesley or another nearby Boston suburb, contact Luxury Residential Group today. We can help you find your dream home and you can browse the latest listings in Wellesley and luxury buildings in Wellesley.

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