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Boston Winter Opens at City Hall Plaza Following Delay

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    Following a week delay, Boston's Winter Wonderland is now open in City Hall Plaza. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016)

    Boston's Winter Wonderland is now open in City Hall Plaza. 

    Its opening was delayed last week. Mayor Marty Walsh's office cited warm temperatures for the change in schedule. 

    There's 42 wooden cottages featuring vendors selling clothing, Christmas decor and sweet treats. 

    Botanical Springs CEO Francesco Capaldi is one vendor who said he's enjoying this first-time experience. 

    "I started the company a year ago and this is our first time out selling," said Capaldi. "Saturday we had probably 62,000 people come through and we had a great response." 

    Capaldi's business makes Birch and Maple syrup, but there's plenty of other food for your taste buds to enjoy. 

    Fran Colletti, who attended Boston Winter said, "chowder and a mini lobster roll," was her lunch pick. 

    She thinks Boston Winter is a great way to utilize the space at City Hall Plaza and spread holiday cheer. 

    "It lifts the spirits," said Colletti. "Anything to lift the spirits is a good thing." 

    Matt Toto, who walked through the wonderland for the First time Wednesday afternoon said, "I love it. I think it's awesome." 

    Toto said he's looking forward to throwing on a pair of skates, "we're going to go ice skating later." 

    Mayor Walsh was on hand for the grand opening Wednesday night. 

    Also in attendance was Boston Bruins alumni, who broke in the 11,000 square foot custom ice rink with the first skate. 

    Boston Winter opens Monday through Sunday at 11 a.m. It will remain open until the end of February. 

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