Ice, Ice, Baby!

PENNSYLVANIA/MARYLAND — If you’ve got cabin fever, but don’t mind the cold, you’ve got several opportunities to get out and about with the grandkids—or just for a date night—at several area ice festivals.

IceFest – Chambersburg, Pennsylvania – Jan. 25-28, 2024

Start the weekend watching carvers from DiMartino Ice as they turn blocks of ice into magical works of art. Then, check out the ice slide, Snowfall Ball, chili cookoff, Run Your Ice Off 5k, food trucks, carriage rides and more.

Ice Art Fest – Carlisle, Pennsylvania – Feb. 2-4, 2024

The Ice Art Fest, a dazzling display in Downtown Carlisle, beginning Friday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m., through Sunday, Feb. 4, at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by UPMC, the event promises to be an icy spectacle with over 100 ice sculptures. Attendees can marvel at the UPMC Ice Throne on The Square, relax at the Ice Bar hosted by Comfort Suites/1794 Whiskey Rebellion, witness live ice carving demonstrations, hunt for treasures in the Diamond Dig with Marjorie’s Gems, and enjoy scenic carriage rides offered by Benchfield Farms.

Fire in Ice – Frederick, Maryland – Feb. 2-4, 2024

Fire in Ice returns transforming downtown Frederick into a winter wonderland with hundreds of ice sculptures and lots of winter-themed family fun. You’ll find live ice carving demonstrations, ice games, Pyrophoric Fire Performances and more. Free parking with shuttle transportation to the downtown.

Lititz Fire & Ice Festival – Feb. 15-26, 2024

Throughout this 10-day celebration, you’ll find wow-worthy ice sculptures, yummy food, live music, bouncy attractions, Maker’s Market, pub crawl and more.

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