Greenfield Winter Carnival 2017 – Greenfield, MA

Greenfield Winter Carnival 2017 - Greenfield, MA

We’ve been going to the Greenfield Winter Carnival only for the last few years, basically since the Parade of Lights started, but it is a fun time.

The 3rd Annual Parade of Lights

We like to go on the first night, Friday night.  Starting in the morning and continuing all throughout the day, artists sculpt blocks of ice into various creations.

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Typically we arrive around 5pm to walk along Main Street, checking out the ice sculptures until the parade, then head over to Beacon Field to check out the fireworks at Poet’s Seat.

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There is a warming fire as well as a skating rink of sorts at Beacon field, too.

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If you wanted to skate at an actual rink, there is one by the high school that hosts a public skate from 8:30pm until 10:20pm.

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There are events that take place Saturday and Sunday, too.

Greenfield Winter Carnival 2017 - Greenfield, MA

Four of the sculptures pictured above – the Buddha located in front of Attorney Dave Singer’s office, the trout located in front of Green Fields Market, a polar bear with cubs in front of Garden Cinemas and a seal located at Olive Street Development – were vandalized some time between 1am and 5am on Saturday morning.  “They are completely smashed,” Christy Moore, director of the Parks and Recreation Department. “It was sad. It is something our community really loves.”

Date visited: 02/03/2017

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