The 38th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in China


More than 400 activities and events will be held in Harbin city, in Northeast China, for celebrating the 38th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in 2022, between January and February. This is the largest ice and snow festival in the world, attracting at least 18 millions visitors. The theme parks and main events of the festival will include the 23rd Harbin Ice and Snow World, the 34th Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, the 59th Ice Lantern Fair at Zhaolin Park, the 2nd Ice Lantern Show at Rongchuang Amusement Park, the 4th Harbin Songhua River Ice and Snow Carnival, the 3rd Ice Collecting Festival on the frozen Songhua River, and the 19th Yabuli Skiing Festival in Yabuli Town. People can also visit other sites to feel the festive atmosphere of Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. Zhongyang Pedestrian Street usually will hold a Zhongyang Street Ice Sculpture Art and Culture Festival, Harbin City Concert Hall will hold the New Year Concert to celebrate the coming of the new year.


Multicoloured lights are also used to give colour to ice, creating variations on sculptured spectacles when lit up especially at night. For skiers, many ski resorts can be chosen during the ice festival in Harbin and its nearby areas. Harbin is at the same latitude as Montreal, and winter temperatures is between -10 and over -30 °C. It receives cold winter wind from Siberia. People are highly suggested to wear sunglasses for the glary from sun on the snow.