Made using thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice sculptors, this annual winter attraction brings in huge crowds of happy and awe-struck people who enjoy exploring ice caverns, zipping down icy slides, and marveling at incredible sculptures carved out of ice and lit up by LED lights at night. This year, the castles are planning to be built at five locations across the US. Learn where these unique experiences are taking place and how you can book them below.
Tickets go live on November 28th and this year they're adding ice bar experiences!
The increasingly popular winter attraction can be found in five locations across the US. Each destination offers a unique experience due to the varying natural environments and the other winter activities offered in their surrounding areas.
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Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Woodstock is a quintessential New England mountain town with tons of slopes to ski down in the winter months. There are plenty of overnight accommodations, restaurants, and activities to do around the area. Visitors can expect big and small ice slides, ice thrones, horse-drawn sleigh rides (for an additional cost), and more! One thing that makes this particular ice castle location unique is that guests are also able to go snow tubing down a nearby hill at no additional cost!
Located in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George is a great ski location, and annually hosts a winter carnival in February. There are also several unique 'ice bars' in town for tourists and locals to enjoy. At the castle, you can walk through a labyrinth of ice tunnels, sit on an ice throne, and guests can even book a secluded alcove for private events—This may be the perfect proposal spot.
Less than 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Midway is located within the Rocky Mountains in Heber Valley which has been dubbed Utah's 'Winter Wonderland', offering tons of snow-filled activities like snowmobiling, fat tire biking, skiing, and more. Explore ice tunnels, slip down ice slides, and take a winter sleigh ride for a small additional fee.
Built next to Geneva National Resort and Club, this Wisconsin location is set in a winter paradise with skiing, sledding, and ice skating options nearby. Guests can enjoy an open carriage ride on the resort's premises for a little extra cost. At night you can enjoy the icicles illuminated by LED lights.
Just a 14-minute drive north of Minneapolis, the New Brighton ice castle offers similar amenities as the other locations, including twin ice slides that guests can grab a sled and race down on.
Booking will become available on November 28th, so mark your calendars, Pirates! This year the ice castles have introduced the coolest new addition—ice bars!
Weekday Rates: $15
Weekend Rates: $22
Weekday Rates: $20
Weekend Rates: $27
The following website disclaimer: Tickets MAY be available on-site if Ice Castles is not sold out. On-site prices are subject to higher rates. For guaranteed entry and the lowest price, buy tickets online in advance.