Winterfest Kicks Off This Weekend!

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A few spins around the only outdoor ice rink in Murfreesboro during Winterfest is just the thing for families getting into the holiday spirit.

You know it’s the holiday season when Murfreesboro opens the ice rink at The Fountains at Gateway. The second annual Winterfest at Fountains at Gateway features outdoor ice skating and holiday activities. All ages can enjoy ice skating on select dates and times now through January. In addition, visitors get to enjoy outdoor concerts, themed skate nights, Christmas caroling and pictures with Santa. Festive lights and holiday decorations adorn the central plaza to create a magical experience for everyone.

Winterfest is open Nov. 17 – Jan. 21. Special events include Mom and Me Mondays; an Exhibition Skate by the Scott Hamilton Club on Friday, Nov. 30; and Ball Brothers Concert on Saturday, Dec. 6.

“We were thrilled to open Rutherford County’s first outdoor ice skating rink last year and welcomed more than 15,000 people to the inaugural Winterfest,” says developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties. “Requests to stay open beyond the New Year holiday led us to extend Winterfest to January 21, for a total of more than nine weeks this season. We are grateful to the Murfreesboro community for its support of this annual festival.”

Hours of operation, a schedule of activities and venue rental information for corporate events, holiday parties and youth events can be found at fountainswinterfest.com.

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

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