Ok, this festival looks AMAZING. And you have a whole week after Christmas before the kids go back to school to take it all in. The Peak Patrol will be there December 28 and 30th! They’ll be watering around, so make sure you say hello!
Collingwood, ON [13 December 2016] – Rediscover the wonders of winter and reconnect with friends and family at the Frozen in Time Festival in Collingwood, Ontario. From December 27 to January 1, Downtown Collingwood will host the annual Ice Sculpture Celebration and Winter Wonderland Village.
The Ice Sculpture Celebration, Canada’s only historic ice sculpture event, will feature more than 30 sculptures locat
ed throughout the downtown. The ice sculptures will celebrate iconic images and significant moments in Collingwood’s rich history, recreating buildings and places that have long disappeared, and celebrating events and happenings from Collingwood’s shipbuilding and railway past.
Artists use a range of traditional and modern tools to create sculptures from ice blocks, which arrive on December 27 for assembly. Ice carving demonstrations, by world renowned ice carvers will also take place daily from December 28 to 31, starting at 2:00 p.m. on the Ice Imagination Stage. As the sun sets, the ice sculptures come to life with a dazzling range of lights. Daily wagon rides throughout the historic downtown offer a different perspective for viewing the ice sculptures.
The Winter Wonderland Village is back again at the corner of Pine Street and Second Street, filled with free fun, family activities, performances and games. Start by visiting the Cocoa Cabin to pick up locally made warm cider ($1.00) as well as the schedule and location of all the performances and games.
The Sugar Plum Pavilion will play host to arts & crafts, puzzles, a toy station and the ever-popular gingerbread house-decorating table.
Come Play at Collingwood’s Frozen in Time Festival
Photo credit: Dave West
A crackling fire in the middle of the Winter Wonderland Village is a great place to watch the musicians, bands and performers on the Living Water Celebration Stage. The entertainers are sure to get families singing and dancing!
Snowflake Central, presented by the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, will offer two street hockey zones for some great games of traditional shinny. The famous ice block building area and new large scale family games are also located here. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join in!
The Battle of the Chainsaws on the Living Water Celebration Stage is the daily highlight at 1:00 p.m., featuring competing artists who use chain saws to carve statues from blocks of ice, with a few extra twists.
Collingwood’s Frozen in Time Festival is yet another great reason to gather your family and come to Collingwood during the holidays! For a complete program featuring all the activities, visit www.frozenintimefestival.ca.