Winterfest Opening Date Revealed

Photo by Matt Stanley for DRWC

Photo by Matt Stanley for DRWC

I got word from Delaware River Waterfront Corporation today that its annual Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest—the chillier version of its summer outdoor skating rink—will open for the fall/winter season on November 27th.

Details about added features at this year’s Winterfest are nil as of yet, but you can be sure to expect some staples from years past, like a giant tree likely draped in lights from Spruce Street Harbor Park, two tents—one for kid-friendly activities and another with food and drinks (and fire pits!) for adults—and of course all the ice skating your holiday heart desires.

Winterfest will be open every day—including all holidays—through February 28th. Weekends will see special activities, like DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, face painting, circus performances and more. Santa will be on hand every Saturday and Sunday in December to skate with kids or kid-at-hearts. Here are a few other key dates to keep in mind:

  • December 4th: Tree-lighting
  • December 31st: New Year’s Eve parties on ice and the Sugarhouse NYE fireworks
  • January 22-24: Winterfest Brewfest
  • February 14th: Sweetheart Skates

Stay tuned to Ticket for more Winterfest updates as plans roll out. Or keep your eyes on DRWC’s website here.