BOSTON (CBS) – Sleigh bells, ice sculptures, open art studios and the Big Game highlight events that your family may enjoy this weekend.
Families from around New England are invited to Lowell this weekend to celebrate the 11th Annual Winterfest. There is a snowman competition, chocolate festival, dance party, free ice skating, live entertainment, arts & crafts, the annual Soup Bowl Competition, sleigh rides, fireworks and more.
Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival
The 10-day Salem’s So Sweet festival begins Friday in downtown Salem. Twenty-one ice sculptures will be on display throughout the downtown area. Visitors are encouraged to stroll the shops, with the temptation of free chocolate samples inside many businesses. Stop by Deadhorse Beach on Saturday at 11 a.m. to watch the Polar Plunge.
SOWA First Friday
SOWA, Boston (South of Washington)
February 4, 5-9 p.m.
The SOWA Artists Guild holds their monthly open studios on Friday evening. Meet the artists in their element and view their latest works. “By opening their working space to the public, the SOWA Artists Guild hopes to give people an avenue for viewing quality contemporary art that complements yet goes beyond the gallery experience.” The guild is located at 450 Harrison Avenue.READ MORE: 'He Never Would Tell Us': Gardner Museum Hopeful For New Info After Death Of Connecticut Mobster
Big Game Viewing Party
CBS Scene, Foxboro
February 6, 6-11 p.m.
With 135 HDTVs, the CBS Scene is a great place to watch the Packers take on the Steelers. Join 98.5 The Sports Hub at the party. Come early and enter to win tickets to the Patriots home opener. The Patriots Cheerleaders will also be making an appearance.
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
YMCA Greater Boston
Watch young local actors from the Boston Children’s Theatre bring this favorite children’s book to life on stage. It’s a humorous show for the whole family. Tickets are $20. The show is inside the Bates Hall Theatre at the YMCA Greater Boston, 6 Huntington Ave.
Old Sturbridge Village
February 5, 11 a.m.
The sound of jingle bells will be in the air this weekend in Sturbridge. Dozens of antique horse-drawn sleighs, many of them 80-120 years old, will compete in a variety of categories. The village opens at 9:20 and the rally begins at 11 a.m. Skating and antique sledding are also available at Old Sturbridge in the winter. Admission to the village costs $20 for adults and $7 for children.