Plaza WinterFest 2017 - Jan 20th to Mar 10th

January 12, 2017
Plaza WinterFest Square
By Michael Conner

Enjoy outdoor activities, special events, and delicious food on the Plaza!

Harvard Common Spaces is pleased to announce the exciting lineup of winter activities planned for the Plaza. This year, it’s all about fun activities, food, and festivities – easy to do on a lunch break, in between classes, on your way home, or over the weekend.

Beginning Friday, January 20, 2017 students, faculty, and staff can enjoy the newly designed ice lanes featuring curling, shuffleboard, and bowling.  The Plaza will also be home to plenty of comfortable seating around toasty fire pits, favorite games like ping pong, foosball, cornhole, and many tasty treats courtesy of food trucks including Bon Me, Tenoch, Stoked, and Zinneken’s in addition to hot chocolate and s’mores from Harvard Student Agencies.

On Thursday, January 26, join us between 4:30-6:30pm for the Official Plaza WinterFest Kickoff Party featuring performances by the a capella groups The Harvard Callbacks and The Harvard LowKeys; Tunes by The DJ Club; warm fire pits along with complimentary s’mores and hot chocolate; and the Harvard Undergraduate Council will be giving out door prizes throughout the night. Don’t miss it!

Upcoming WinterFest special events include curling and shuffleboard lessons, hip hop cardio dancing, campfire storytelling, and a winter fun run! Please note, the ice rink will not be installed this year as Harvard Common Spaces experiments with new and different events, programs, and space use.

Common Spaces - WinterFest

Hours of operation for Plaza WinterFest are noon to 8pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 6pm on Sundays. Plaza WinterFest will continue through March 10, 2017 and is collaboratively managed by Common Spaces and Harvard Student Agencies.

For more information on specific event times, special events, and the food truck schedule, visit and Facebook.

About Common Spaces

Harvard's Common Spaces are designed to bring the University community together. To create areas on campus where students, faculty, staff, and visitors can engage with one another, discover and try new things, or simply relax.

To accomplish this, we are committed to:

  • Providing collaborative spaces where students, faculty, and staff can explore, enjoy, and create Harvard's academic, cultural, and social offerings.
  • Creating events and programs with an array of partners across the University.
  • Supporting our community with communal spaces where everyone can fully participate in the opportunities offered.


Michael Conner
Harvard Campus Services