All in one evening, on Thursday, December 1, Olympian Ashley Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Clause, and seasoned Bostonians hit the ice at the famous Frog Pond ice skating rink at the heart of the Boston Common. The recently opened ice-skating rink will hold its annual “Skating Spectacular” to kick off the month of December, prior to the 81st Boston Common tree lighting!
If you missed the first “Skating Spectacular,” don’t fret as First Night on December 31, brings another!
What to expect at the Frog Pond ‘Skating Spectacular’
The headliner of Boston’s “Skating Spectacular” is Olympic Bronze Medalist, World Silver Medalist, and Three-time U.S. Skating Champion, Ashley Wagner. Additionally, you’ll find skaters at all different skill levels who train at The Skating Club of Boston, which provides ice skating lessons at Frog Pond itself. Some of them will dawn their best holiday costumes-so you might even watch Santa skate by himself.
Watch competitive figure skaters, soloists, groups, wee skaters, and Team Excel Synchronized Skating and Theatre On Ice of Boston teams swirl and twirl! You’ll be so inspired you’ll want to grab your own skates and hit the ice at one of these rinks the next day!
Succeeding the “Skating Spectacular” you can then catch the equally spectacular Boston Common Tree lighting at 6 PM with Mayor Michelle Wu, more Santa, and gobsmacking fireworks!
The historic Boston celebration will carry on until about 8 PM, and finish with a ceremonial lighting over on Commonwealth Avenue! From this point forward all the city lights are officially aglow!
Frog Pond ‘Skating Spectacular’ show dates
The Frog Pond holds two major free-to-the public shows each year, both in December. Later in the month, the Frog Pond will host special festivities at 6 PM on New Year’s Eve as part of Boston’s historic First Night ceremonies.
Boston Common Official Tree Lighting Show: Thursday December 1 at 5 PM
First Night Boston Show: Saturday, December 31 at 6 PM
Find Frog Pond at 38 Beacon St, Boston