Newburyport Winter Carnival

The Newburyport Winter Carnival 2015 will take place on the Bartlet Mall

The annual Newburyport Winter Carnival is on! The day-long community event promises residents a day of winter fun following a schedule of events similar to years past, including the Annual Sled Race! This free event is hosted by the Newburyport Parks Commission and Newburyport Youth Services.

Activities, weather permitting, will go from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. They include a children’s sled parade kicking off the event around 11:30 a.m., skating, sledding and snowboarding throughout the day, and horse-drawn hayrides provided by Hidden Hollow Farm.

The fifth annual Sled Race will finish off the day with prizes awarded to winners in two categories: speed and sled design.

Free cookies and cocoa and the legendary sounds of WNBP complete a classic winter theme for skaters and sliders throughout the day.

The Sled Race features teams of five or less comprising one driver and human “sled dogs” who race across the frozen Frog Pond. Teams will provide their own sled and rope for attaching the sled to the  team. Costumes and sled décor are recommended but not required.

Teams should register the day of the event by inquiring at the Information Table.

The Winter Carnival is supported by donations from the Institution for Savings and the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.

Contact Lisë Reid with questions, to volunteer or for more information.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 11am - 3pm
Bartlet Mall