While I cannot speak to this exact model of Woodstock Chimes (I am also getting ready to test them during a snowy and below-freezing winter), I have kept other Woodstock Chimes outside year-round and they have held up very well with only minor fading occurring to the stain on the wood. Granted they were hanging under the eave of a garage.
Answered on 10/10/2014 10:53:36 AM by JFN from Michigan
Ours is hanging under our deck. It has been exposed to all weather conditions without any problems. I purchased the Woodstock Chime towards the end of Winter this year. Only time will tell how long it will last. We had a similar chime and it lasted for years.
Answered on 10/10/2014 11:39:22 AM by Camping Friend from Layton, Utah
I have another chime made by JWStannard and it has been outside for 4 years. I just wax the strings and re-stain the wood with a good quality product every year to keep looking like new. I'm not sure how the Winged part would survive in very cold weather. I live in the Desert of NM and don't have to deal with snow. Mostly the intense sun and high spring winds with blowing sand. I know Boston have brutal winters ( I 'm from the east) and would probably bring it in for the winter or put it on a covered porch.
Answered on 10/10/2014 12:35:42 PM by Pat SW Nm from Las Ceuces
Sorry I live in Sunny CA! What's this thing called "snow?" Why not look at the FAQs on the website www.woodstockchimes.com.
Answered on 10/11/2014 4:13:14 PM by Marika'a Gramma from SF Bay Area CA