Winter’s Best Ice Festivals

These are eight of the world’s best ice festivals you can still visit this winter (and should)
Harbin ice and snow festival

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The world's largest ice and snow festival in Harbin, China.

The holidays may be over but the magic and beauty of winter is still irrefutably present. There is still plenty to do and much to see during the remaining winter months, such as checking out ice rinks around the world, taking a romantic winter getaway, or going skiing.

Slideshow: Winter's Best Ice Festivals

The most spectacular of all winter events, however, would have to be the ice festivals and contests put on throughout the world. Some are brief, only taking place for a few days, while others last for more than a month. Harbin’s festival in China is the largest ice and snow festival in the world; Quebec’s carnival has happy hour in igloos; and Norway is home to the only ice music festival in the world. You’ll need to visit as many of these festivals as possible while they’re still up and running.

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Here are eight ice festivals still taking place this winter that you do not want to miss.