Signature Winter Experiences and Events


Lunar New Year

February 10 - February 24

Downtown Kingston is celebrating the Lunar New Year with exciting Asian-inspired workshops, sales, limited-time offers, food specials and much more at your favourite downtown businesses!

Après Ski

March 2

Beat the chill and warm up with a bevy from The Caesar Company! They're bringing their mobile bar to Springer Market Square on select days this winter! Skate your heart out then cozy up around the fire with spiked hot chocolate, caesars, shooters, beer and more!


Froid'Art

January 27th until the Ice Melts

Take a stroll along the snowy streets of downtown on an enchanting self-guided art walk, unlike anything you've seen before. Martello Alley presents the Art on Ice exhibition in Downtown Kingston, showcasing artworks crafted by local artists, frozen into crystal-clear blocks of ice.

The Downtown Winter Experience

Skate the Square

Lace up and hit the ice for Kingston's premier winter experience! Day or night a spin around the beautiful Springer Market Square Skating Rink is a magical moment unlike anything else in the city. Don't have skates? Make your way up Princess Street to Trailhead Kingston and rent the perfect pair.

Gather 'round the Fire

After a long skate, chase away the chill with your favourite people around a cozy wood-burning fire pit. Rest your feet, get comfy in bright red Adirondack chairs, and embrace the warmth. Fire pits are lit - Fridays: 5 to 8 PM, Saturdays: 12 to 8 PM and Sundays: 12 to 5 PM

Sip Hot Chocolate

The cherry on top of a perfect winter day skating and shopping downtown is a cozy cup of hot chocolate. Especially when it's paired with a BeaverTail or two. With cafés on practically every corner, you won't have to look far to find that sweet spot.

Find The Perfect Bite

Skating, shopping and sipping sweet warm drinks will work up an appetite. Try something new or indulge in your favourite classic cravings at one of the many delicious restaurants downtown and discover the perfect bite.

Capture the Moment

You won't find a prettier background than snow-covered downtown Kingston. Say cheese over a delicious plate of food or get the perfect group shot around the fire. And don't forget to show your followers your skate routine.

Skate the Square

Lace up and hit the ice for Kingston's premier winter experience! Day or night a spin around the beautiful Springer Market Square Skating Rink is a magical moment unlike anything else in the city. Don't have skates? Make your way up Princess Street to Trailhead Kingston and rent the perfect pair.

Gather 'round the Fire

After a long skate, chase away the chill with your favourite people around a cozy wood-burning fire pit. Rest your feet, get comfy in bright red Adirondack chairs, and embrace the warmth.

Fire pits are lit - Fridays: 5 to 8 PM, Saturdays: 12 to 8 PM and Sundays: 12 to 5 PM.

Sip Hot Chocolate

The cherry on top of a perfect winter day skating and shopping downtown is a cozy cup of hot chocolate. Especially when it's paired with a BeaverTail or two. With cafés on practically every corner, you won't have to look far to find that sweet spot. Or enjoy a serving of spiked hot chocolate for an extra warm kick at Après Skate!

Find the Perfect Bite

Skating, shopping and sipping sweet warm drinks will work up an appetite. There are so many delicious options downtown anyone can discover the perfect bite. Kingston restaurants are putting their best on display this winter with mouth-watering prix fixe menus and irresistible culinary events for Visit Kingston's Kingstonlicious!

Capture the Moment

Downtown Kingston is the place to make memories and capture them! Say cheese over a delicious plate of food or get the perfect group shot around the fire. And dont forget to show your followers your skate routine. You'll discover plenty of selfie spots all across downtown and you won't find a prettier background than snow-covered Kingston.


Tag us in your winter memories @downtownkingston


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