Hilltown Families


Presenting the perfect opportunity to shake the winter blues, eight upcoming winter festivals bring community-based celebrations and educational opportunities to western Massachusetts during the coming month. From the Pioneer Valley through the Hilltowns and into the Berkshires, these winter celebrations are offering everything from sled races and bonfires to birding, ice harvesting, and live performances, these winter festivals are not to be missed – especially for families feeling stuck in the doldrums of winter.

Come the middle of winter, cabin fever can be killer. But never fear! Winter festival season is here! Throughout February, towns across western Massachusetts come alive with community celebrations that combine the best of winter with the best of each community. Families can engage in community-based learning, winter sports and adventures, and lots of other exiting activities that spotlight local culture in Western MA!

During this part of the year, the cold and dark make it difficult to truly enjoy the outdoors. For the past month, temperatures in the single digits have kept kids and adults alike on the couch instead of in the snow… and we’re all starting to get cabin fever! Luckily, mid-winter ’tis the season for winter festivals, and the coming weeks bring a deluge of indoor and outdoor community celebrations…

Winter Festivals Warm Up Western MA Celebrates The coldest, bleakest stretch of winter upon us – and it’s time to celebrate! With the coming of February comes a host of community winter celebrations and festivals of all kinds, offering families a chance to enjoy time outside, try new foods, learn about cultural traditions, support local teams, and more! The town of Greenfield will be celebrating all weekend – Greenfield Winter Carnival takes… Read More

Five Winter Carnivals & Festivals Happening in the Four Counties of Western MA Winter Carnival in Holyoke, MA January 29th-February 4th, 2012 ♦ A weeklong winter celebration happens with the Holyoke Winter Carnival!  Between January 29th and February 4th, there will be over 25 different events taking place all over the city.  This year is the first year that Holyoke has hosted a winter carnival- the idea behind the event (besides fun!)… Read More

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