Derry Celebrates the 22nd Annual Frost Festival

Family-friendly tradition encourages families to bundle up and celebrate winter


Frigid temperatures and a fresh, blanket of snow are perfect for two things: making snowmen and celebrating winter, and that’s just what the town of Derry is looking forward to at the 22nd Annual Frost Festival.

If you love winter, then head to downtown Derry on Saturday, February 20 from 12-3 p.m. for a family-friendly afternoon filled with food, ice skating, ice sculptures, arts and crafts, music and, of course, a visit from Frosty himself.

Festival highlights include:

  • Visit B’s Tacos, The Walking Gourmet and Grind Away food trucks, which will be located near 1 West Broadway.
  • Listen to live music from JRFM/ Pizzastock at 1 West Broadway.
  • Ice Breakers will be creating ice sculptures at 1 West Broadway.
  • Grab your skates and head to Hood Pond for free ice skating.
  • Sledding and snowboarding at Alexander-Carr Park.
  • Find Frosty posters at local shops, restaurants and public buildings, snap a photo of Frosty and post with #FindFrosty for a chance to win a cool prize.
  • Pick up craft kits from Derry Parks & Recreation at 31 West Broadway (Pre-registration is required).
  • Grab your cookie decorating kit from The Culinary Playground at 16 Manning St. (Pre-registration is required).

Parking is free and available throughout downtown Derry as well as at Alexander-Carr Park and Hood Park. All activities are free, with the exception of food and beverages, which are available for purchase from the food trucks.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most of this year’s programs are to be done on your own, and people are not encouraged to gather in groups.

For more information, visit the Frost Festival on Facebook or head to the Derry Parks & Rec website.

Categories: Family-friendly things to do, Things to Do, Winter Events