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Here’s the DEAL: FROSTival is for FAMILIES!

Like everything during COVID-times, our schedule of FROSTival fun is subject to change. Be sure to check out the website for up-to-date information and don’t forget your mask and mittens!

Nobody does winter quite like Fredericton. Fresh air, lots of smiles and outdoor winter adventures await you this winter! FROSTival is here and that means that locals can start planning their winter staycation - lucky for you, our local accommodation partners are offering Winter Stay and Play Packages, guaranteed to get you in the spirit of all things winter!

Round-up your household bubble to take in some fun FROSTival activities, then get in some R & R by taking advantage of some great package deals

Storytime, Crafts & Music!

The Fredericton Public Library has some fun things in store for the little ones! Snowy Surprise Activity Kits: Create in the comfort of your own home! Drop into the Fredericton Public Library to pick up a bundled kit that includes everything you need to create cool crafts, snowy science experiments or arctic art at home. Kits are available for the entire length of FROSTival.

Scotty & the Stars: Award winning children’s ensemble Scotty & the Stars are ready to entertain with fun songs and stories during their show at The Fredericton Playhouse.

Breathe in that Fresh Winter air!

FROSTival Family Skate: Take a few spins around the ice with the kiddies! With limited numbers on the ice it’s required to sign up beforehand, so be sure to call and reserve your spot to hit the ice with the fam!

Crabbe Mountain Deals! It’s a great time to visit Crabbe! If you are new to downhill skiing, this is a great introduction. Take advantage of Crabbe’s Half Price Nights, Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4 from 4-9pm; ski under the lights and save money on both lift tickets and rentals. Crabbe is also offering $25 lift ticket deals on Jan. 24, 27, & 31 and Feb. 3 & 7; hit the slopes and save some money!

Nature NB Frosti-Walks: Little ones will love this self-guided walk through Odell Park and Killarney Park.  Watch for winter critters! Temporary signs will be posted with info on what you might see!

CrokiCurl: Challenge the fam to a game of CrokiCurl, which is a marriage of Crokinole and Curling! Book your time on the ice, you may even want to challenge others in a informal tournament!

Winter Superhero Fun Run: Have your little one don a cape for this fun 500 m or 1km run!

Stay n’ Play Packages!

With all of this activity, there’s no doubt that the kids will be tired! Take advantage of these great deals that our Fredericton partner hotels have come up with to give you the best Fredericton “stay-cation” ever!

Family Fun Exclusive Vacation: This package is jammed with some great family friendly activities! Your one-night stay at the Comfort Inn includes $50 in downtown Fredericton dollars or Business Fredericton North dollars, 4 passes to Science East, 4 passes to Unplugged Board Games Café, hot breakfast and free parking. How’s that for a full day?

Spend a night & Earn Bonus Points: Do you collect hotel points? You’re in luck! This package gives you 1000 points to add your arsenal!  This affordable package is a great deal for those wanting an affordable hotel and Dinner’s On Us with $50 in downtown dollars or business Fredericton north dollars!

Stay uptown & Save! Bring the family to the City Motel for their Vacationer’s Package and receive $50 in downtown dollars or business Fredericton north dollars help to feed the tribe with a $25 voucher for STUFT Burger Bar, free parking and access to on-site games room!

Fredericton Home Away from Home: Spend a day taking in Fredericton FROSTival then relax in your hotel where you can enjoy $50 in downtown dollars or business Fredericton north dollars take full advantage of their indoor pool and giant waterslide (by appointment).  Extend your stay by reserving a 2nd night for a further room discount and free pizza! You cannot go wrong with free pizza!

Winter Snowscape: Your downtown FROSTival adventure awaits! Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, smack dab in downtown Fredericton and enjoy savings like $50 in downtown dollars or business Fredericton north dollars, a $50 voucher for either on-site restaurant and free parking. Looking to spend a second night? They have you covered with a discounted rate.



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But wait, there’s MORE!

In addition to all of the FROSTival events, there’s lots more to experience in the city with the kiddies!

Science East – Besides being housed in what was once Fredericton’s jail (gaol), this interactive science centre has over 150 exhibits for the kids (and adults too! See Family Fun Exclusive Vacation above).

Unplugged – A Board Games Café – Leave the phones behind and “get unplugged”! Choose from a HUGE selection of board games to play (and to buy!), have some lunch and connect through board games!

Clay Café – Get creative! Spend a couple of hours creating a keepsake for yourself or gift to someone else.

Kingswood Entertainment Centre – A great place to let off a little steam! Do a little bowling or laser tag, kids can jump and roll on the giant inflatable playclimber or play some arcade games.

Outdoor rinks – There’s something nostalgic about skating on an outdoor rink! Fredericton is blessed with several; bundle up the kids and spend a few hours enjoying some fresh air and smooth ice!

Mactaquac Provincial Park  - a short 20 minutes from Fredericton, Mactaquac Provincial Park is a winter lover’s dream! Borrow cross country skis or snowshoes, try out the sliding hills, or go for a skate on their pond. One way or the other, it will be a full day of lots of winter fun!  

Grab the Fam Jam and make some memories this year with Fredericton FROSTival! Check out the full list of events and activities here.