Kendall Square Holiday on Ice - Boston Events INSIDER
Did you miss the Frog Pond opening? I've been to the Kendall Square version twice and highly recommend it! Skating is free all day, with professional performances at 2pm. With hot chocolate!. 617 492-0941. 300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA
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We also hope you join us for our 6th Annul Kendall Square Holiday on Ice, scheduled for Saturday, December 17th. We will be hosting FREE admission for ice skating ALL DAY, and there will be a FREE holiday themed show starting promptly at 2pm. We will also have free refreshments for everyone to enjoy! We hope you make Kendall Square, Holiday on Ice a tradition for you, your family, and friends for many years to come. Happy Skating!
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