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Harbin Ice Festival 2016 Schedule

Harbin Ice Festival 2016; The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual winter festival that takes place with a theme in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, and now is the largest ice and snow festival in the world. The 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival opens with a theme “Happy Ice Snow, Exciting City” on January 5 in 2016.

Harbin Ice Festival 2016
Harbin Ice Festival 2016 Schedule

Harbin Ice Festival 2016

The festival starts on January 5 and lasts one month. However, exhibits often open earlier and stay longer, weather permitting. While ice sculptures are erected throughout the city. It will only have opening ceremony and have no closing ceremony. The opening ceremony will take place in Harbin International Exhibition Center & City Stadium as usual. In the evening, a big firework display will come after a meeting. Some major activities will be on the Harbin Ice Festival 2016.

Harbin Ice Festival 2016
Harbin Ice Festival 2016

There are two main exhibition areas.
Sun Island is a recreational area on the opposite side of the Songhua River from the city, which features an expo of enormous snow sculptures.

Harbin Ice Festival 2016
Harbin Ice Festival 2016

Ice and Snow World is an area open at night which features illuminated full size buildings made from blocks of 2–3′ thick ice taken directly from the Songhua River. At first China celebrated it then Harbin took over.

Harbin Ice Festival 2016
Harbin Ice Festival 2016

The festival is featured by grand opening ceremony, fireworks display and a series of theatrical performances, ice snow activities in Sun Island, Ice and Snow Amusement World, Zhaolin Park and more venues around ice city Harbin.The Ice Festival is not only an exposition of ice and snow art, but also an annual cultural event for international exchange.

Harbin Ice Festival 2016 Schedule
Harbin Ice Festival 2016

More information below will follow the festival to update in time.

 Event & Activity Date  Venue 
 22th National Snow Sculpture Competition  Dec 17-20, 2015  Sun Island
 18th International Skiing Festival Opening  Dec 20, 2015  Yabuli Ski Resort
 Yabuli Ski Resort,

28th International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

 Dec 21, 2015 – Feb, 2016  Zhaolin Park,

Sun Island

 17th Harbin Ice and Snow World  Dec 23, 2015 – Feb, 2016  Ice and Snow World
 2016 New Year Concert  Dec 31, 2015  Harbin City Concert Hall
 2016 Interantional Winter Swimming Game,

Songhua River Ice Snow Happy Valley

 Jan 1-5, 2016  Harbin Ice Festival Swimming Venue,

Songhua River

 21th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Competition  Jan 4-6, 2016  Sun Island
 8th International University Students Snow Sculpture Competition  Jan 4-7, 2016  Harbin Engineering University
 32th Ice Festival City Circuit Procession  Jan 5, 2016  Harbin Expo Center to Ice Snow World
32th Harbin Ice Festival Opening,

32th Harbin Ice Snow Group Wedding Ceremony

 Jan 5, 2016  Harbin Expo Center,

Sun Island

31th Harbin Ice Festival International Trade Fair  Jan 5- 8, 2016  Harbin Expo Center
Harbin Ice Festival 2016
Harbin Ice Festival 2016