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There’s Snow Place like FROSTival in the Fredericton Capital Region!

There’s Snow Place like FROSTival in the Fredericton Capital Region! 

The Fredericton Capital Region has just what you need to warm up this season. Atlantic Canada’s largest winter celebration, FROSTival, is back from Thursday, January 18, to Sunday, February 4! With three fun-filled weekends of indoor and outdoor experiences! Plan a weekend getaway with friends or family and explore the enchanting winter wonders FROSTival brings to the capital region. 

Whether you want to immerse yourself in the region’s music scene with one-of-a-kind performances, indulge in great deals on local cuisine, or enjoy the captivating views through outdoor experiences, FROSTival has it all. Here are just a few of the events happening throughout FROSTival; be sure to check out the full schedule featuring 150+ events! 

Shivering Songs 

Embrace the chill and warm your soul with Fredericton’s premier midwinter music festival Wednesday, January 17 to Sunday, January 21. Shivering Songs brings a celebration of songwriting and storytelling to Fredericton, hosting internationally renowned artists in historic and intimate spaces throughout the Downtown. Take in 10+ sparkling performances in some of Fredericton’s most unique and beautiful venues. 

Dine Around Freddy 

Just in time for FROSTival, Fredericton’s winter culinary celebration is back! Dine Around Freddy offers extraordinary deals at some of the Fredericton Capital Region’s finest restaurants, featuring unique and unforgettable, Maritime flavours. For only $42 per person, enjoy carefully crafted three-course dinners at 30+ Fredericton Capital Region’s restaurants! 

Check out the list of participating restaurants and make your reservations today! 

Snowy Activities 

Located just 25 minutes from downtown, Crabbe Mountain has the largest vertical decent in New Brunswick and is home to some of the best terrain in Atlantic Canada. The Mountain has some special deals for beginners and seasoned skiers/snowboarders alike during FROSTival! Watch Race Clubs from across Atlantic Canada train and race on the hill during Speed Week, January 29 to February 4. Grab a $35 Lift ticket and spend a Sunday afternoon on the slopes. New to skiing? Take advantage of Crabbe’s Never Ever Days! Never Ever Days provides an affordable opportunity for new skiers to give it a try with a lift ticket, ski lesson, and equipment rentals for only $25, January 20-21! Don’t miss Torque Motorsports King of the Mountain! Join the fun at night of head-to-head snowmobile racing under the bright lights of Crabbe Mountain Saturday January 27, beginning at 5:00pm. What better place to celebrate the season and FROSTival than on the hill? 

A new 2024 FROSTival experience, explore a one-of-a-kind, enchanting Winter Wonderland, Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28 at the OG Estate Brewery, New Brunswick’s first off-grid microbrewery and luxury domes, in Magaguadavic, New Brunswick. This weekend-long event features endless outdoor activities for the whole family including sliding and skating, a snow maze, a snow globe photo booth, winter crafts, cupcake decorating, and more!  

At night, discover OG’s Illumines Night Walk, a family friendly trail of colourful lights and magical winter displays – you won’t want to miss this unique outdoor experience.  

For more wintery fun, check out the Mactaquac Provincial Park! The provincial park offers sledding, outdoor skating, cross-country skiing, fat biking, and more! Need some equipment? Reserve your rentals by calling ahead. Don’t forget to experience the magical winter wonderland of Mactaquac this season. Visit the park on Saturday, January 27 for their Forest Skate Opening Day

Looking for other frosty adventures in the Fredericton Capital Region? Take in the wonder of winter at a free skating party on Saturday, January 20 in downtown Fredericton to celebrate the new Officers’ Square rink. Take advantage of free ski and snowshoe rentals in the Rural Community of Hanwell, visit Nackawic for the Big Axe Winterfest, or get outside with Second Nature Outdoors’ Family Snowshoe Adventure

Arts & Culture during FROSTival 

FROSTival inspires creativity all across the Fredericton Capital Region! Local artists, galleries and studios are opening up their spaces and inviting you to learn, create, and have fun this winter. Gather your friends together for an evening of gallery hopping in Downtown Fredericton on Thursday, February 1, experiment with new mediums and techniques with Megan Billings Pottery Workshops, bring out your inner artist at the Dandy Paint Lounge, take a class at Honey Bee Folk School, and more! Spend an evening watching live art at FROSTival’s Art Battle, where you vote for your favourite artist, be inspired by local artisans at one of the many markets happening during FROSTival, and take in the stunning collections featured at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery

The music scene in the Fredericton Capital Region is heating up for FROSTival! Immerse yourself in the local music scene with live performances at local pubs, clubs, cafes, and stages. Enjoy a musical evening with Whitehorse at the Fredericton Playhouse, watch Dave Gunning & JP Cormier perform at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, experience the sensational sounds of Martha Wainwright during Shivering Songs, and more during FROSTival. Catch a show and stay the night with one of our unique accommodation packages

Stay & Play Packages 

You’ll need a place to stay to experience all of the winter fun FROSTival brings. Check out our Stay & Play Packages and enjoy a relaxing stay in one of Fredericton’s quaint and quiet B&Bs, or luxurious hotels! This winter, book a 1-night stay and receive $50 bonus cash in either Downtown Fredericton  or Business Fredericton North  dollars to use during your visit! 

Experience the wonder of winter in the Fredericton Capital Region during Atlantic Canada’s largest winter celebration, FROSTival Thursday, January 18 to Sunday, February 4, 2024. Explore the winter fun, culinary adventures and dazzling performances taking place this season at www.FROSTival.ca.