Chelmsford WinterFest – Jan 31- Feb 2, 2020!

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Schedule of WinterFest Events

Friday, January 31, 2020

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Scottish Country Dancing Chelmsford Community Center, 31 Princeton St, N. Chelmsford.

Kick up your heels and come dancing! Live music and wonderful instructors! Please call for more information (508) 574-1533. Partners and Scottish Dance experience are not necessary. Please bring a pair of clean smooth-bottomed shoes to dance in. First Time Dancers Free! Returning dancers $3, with a $10 cap for Families. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chelmsford Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free Public Skate at the Chelmsford Forum, 2 Brick Kiln Road, Billerica.

Print & bring this flyer with you to let them know you are a WINTERFEST PARTICIPANT and you can get Free Skate Rental Also! Rentals are limited so come early.

The Chelmsford Public Library Winterfest Social is being moved to Spring! Watch for details on

Saturday, February 1, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Winter Survival, S’mores, Campfire and more with Troop 75, Chelmsford Common

Find out what it takes to spend a night in the snow. Boy Scout Troop 75, sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church, will be camping out on the town commons Friday night (starting at 6 pm). Come and join us on Saturday for great food cooked outside over hot coals such as s’mores, hot cocoa, and even home-made cinnamon and sugar donuts. If the weather cooperates, there will be igloos and/or snow shelters to explore. Visit our campsite and have fun in the snow. (There will be other activities if we are not blessed by snow.) Everyone is welcome to visit and to partake – no cost – Special prizes for Cub Scouts.

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chelmsford Cultural Council’s Photography Contest/Exhibit at the Chelmsford Public Library, 25 Boston Road

View the entries to the Chelmsford Cultural Council’s annual photography contest, and vote for the People’s Choice award. Download an application to enter your own work for a chance to win!

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Disney and Super Hero Themed Escape Rooms, Trinity Lutheran Church, 170 Old Westford Rd

Boy Scouts of America Venturing Crew 7 will host two mini-escape room challenges. All children are welcome to come and test themselves as they are challenged to solve a puzzle or problem related to Disney or Super Heros. Once they discover the solution, they will escape or exit from the room. There will be two different levels of challenges; one for older children and the other for younger. We invite small teams of family or friends to come, work together and try to find a Super Hero or Disney solution and escape! This is a free event, however a donation would be appreciated.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Central Cooperative Nursery School Winter Carnival, 1 Worthen St

Join Central Co-Op Nursery School on Saturday, February 3, 2018 for an indoor Winter Carnival at Central Congregational Church from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Try your skill at the game booths and play the raffle to win one of the many fabulous prizes sponsored by local businesses. Enjoy carnival-themed goodies and games, balloons, dance and martial arts exhibitions, glitter tattoos, and fun for the whole family! The entrance fee is $5 per person, with a $20 per family cap.

11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Chowder Fest, Free Family Fun and Entertainment at the Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd., N. Chelmsford

Note the earlier time! Come out of the cold and enjoy some hot, delicious food and entertainment provided by local talent Jon Mansfield. We will have for sale our famous Clam, Corn and Fish Chowder, Hot Dog Combo (Chips & Drink included), Kids Bag Lunch, Apple Crisp, Ice Cream and Bake Sale with Hot Beverages. Enjoy free Kids Games, Prizes & Face Painting. Treasure Shop will be open.

Chowder Fest Sponsors:

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Malt Shop, Girl Scout Troop #68172, Journey Church On The Common, 9 Academy St

Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop #68172. Take a break from the outdoor festivities with this beloved annual tradition at Chelmsford’s Winter Fest. The Pink Ladies Malt Shop will run from 12:00PM to 3:00PM on February 2nd at the Central Baptist Church, 9 Academy Street, in Chelmsford, MA. Get ready for the return of poodle skirts, hula hoops, and doo-wop! The tasty menu will include grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream sundaes, frappes, and root beer floats. Retro games and trivia will keep all the customers entertained as the Girl Scouts from Chelmsford Troop dish up service with a smile!

12:00 p.m. Skunk Island Walk

The Land Trust and Open Space Stewards will lead a scenic walk of Skunk Island. Please Note: The walk depends on weather conditions, so check back for updates!

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Chelmsford Center for the Arts: Help! Beatles Tribute, 1A North Road

$15 General, $10 Students/CCA Members (tickets here). Some things just get better with age. The great music of the Beatles is definitely in that category. And so is HELP!, the region’s oldest and greatest (at least, according to their mums) Beatles tribute band. This high-energy performance by Marc Hertzberg (George), Chris Hylander (Ringo), Paul Lussier (John), and Michael Rolla (Paul) for the CCA’s WinterFest concert will warm up all ages. You will love them, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

1:00 p.m. S’mores and Winter Walk, Bartlett Park and Woodlot, Chelmsford Center (off Acton Road)

Join us for a casual walk to one Chelmsford’s hidden gems, Bartlett Woodlot. The leaders of the walk will talk about forest ecology and some fun tree facts along with some Chelmsford history of the woodlot. The public should meet in Bartlett Park to begin the walk. Parking is available at the library, and Bartlett Park is easily and safely accessible via the new raised crosswalks. Please Note: The walk depends on weather conditions, so check back for updates!

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chelmsford Cultural Council Annual Winterfest Photography Contest, Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Road

Stop in at the Library for this special Sunday event. The Cultural Council will be holding a reception for their annual Photography exhibit. Winners of the Photography Contest will be announced. Live music by the Doublenecks guitar duo – light refreshments will be served.

2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free Public Skate at the Chelmsford Forum, 2 Brick Kiln Road, Billerica

Print & bring this flyer with you to let them know you are a WINTERFEST PARTICIPANT and you can get Free Skate Rental Also! Rentals are limited so come early.

All times and events are subject to change.

Have a Great WinterFest!