Leave your winter blues behind and join the fun at this year’s Blue Hills Winter Fest, the evening of Tuesday, February 26th 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Blue Hill Ski Area, 4001 Washington St. (Rte 138), Canton.  Come for a night hike with a naturalist or get your exercise on the slopes downhill skiing.  Whether or not you choose the outdoor activities, you can tap your feet to the spirited Irish tunes of Songs For Ceilidh, taste chili from some of the best local restaurants, entertain the kids with crafts and warm up to the company of old and new friends.  You’ll be able to kick back with a beer from Blue Hills Brewery and purchase additional refreshments at the snack bar.

Friends of the Blue Hills’ president, Hilary Blocker, says this is a great event for all ages.  “It’s a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy one of the most popular parks in the area – no matter the weather and no matter your age.”

Vero Piacentini, manager of the Blue Hill Ski Area which is also co-sponsoring the event, adds, “we’re thrilled to collaborate with the Friends of the Blue Hills to encourage people to enjoy this wonderful treasure in our community.”  Blue Hills ski is offering discounted rates of $15 for lift tickets and $15 to rent equipment .  To receive the discount, print out and bring this page.

Blue Hills Brewery will also be selling select beers produced at their microbrewery in Canton.  Jim O’Neil, the Brewery’s Director of Operations says “Folks love coming in from the cold to warm up with a great tasting beer.  We look forward to sharing our selection with the community.”