The largest winter festival in the world performing amazing snow sculptures starring an incredible ice palace. Compete in dog sledding, canoe and sleigh racing, and things really get hopping when thousands descend for the night parade!
See some of the worlds best ice sculptures. They create an ice and snow wonderland that you can walk through by day, then at night the addition of lights makes the scene truly magical. After seeing the festival, you can enjoy snow skiing.
The Sapporo Snow Festival is one of Japan’s largest winter events. You will be mesmerized by the stunning carvings and frozen artwork that lines the streets of these locations.
With three glorious days of skiing or boarding and listening to some of the coolest music in electro and techno, you’ll never want it to end!
A particular different music festival experience totally created of ice and snow! Not only is the sculptures and elements of the landscape, but even instruments used in live performance!
Festival with amazing pistes, music and other activities to get involved in. Even if you’re not feeling like the slopes or any more partying you can definitely get on board with paintballing, snowball fights, karaoke – there is never a dull moment!
When: January 24-February 3. The nation's biggest cold-weather festival is also the oldest one. Floats, a scavenger hunt, ice sculpture carving and a dogsled race are just a few ways to enjoy the frigid fun.
When: February 1-10. The main attraction and a gemstone of the event is the Ice Palace, a giant castle constructed each year out of blocks of ice. The 10-day carnival includes a parade, winter games, and the crowning of Ice Palace "royalty", ending with a firework.
When: February 7-10. Organized by and for the students of Dartmouth College, the winter festival features ski races, sleigh rides, and ice skating supported by musical performances and plenty of treats.