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