Harbin with Kids: International Ice and Snow Festival and More!

The Opening of Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

If your family have no fear of cold weather - even it is -24℃ ~ -13℃, and are happy to embrace and play with the ice and snow, then Harbin is going to entertain both you and the tots this winter. 

Harbin during Ice and Snow Festival

Ice sculptures of global icons

In the NE of China, the annual International Ice and Snow Festival cheer all people up in Harbin. From January 5 to February 5 every year (usually the festival atmosphere lasts until early March), visitors from all over the world come join the locals to enjoy the carnival of ice and snow. 

Ice sculpture of train in Harbin

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Ice and snow theme parks have been built along the frozen Songhua River and best seen at night with the lights – there are huge ice towers and crystal palaces displayed in the Stalin Park, massive snow sculptures of global icons crafted in Sun Island, and artistic ice lantern show in Zhaolin Park – children will be crazy about it! 

Snow sculptures in Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Ice Palace in Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Moreover, there are many exciting family-friendly winter activities you may have a try, like ice hockey, snow football, speed-skating, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing competition, winter swimming competition, and ice and snow sculpture competition. Or you can have fun with the ice and snow photography exhibition, ice and snow film festival, fireworks display, calligraphy exhibition, book fair and winter themed weddings. 

Skiing in Harbin

This grand event happens to be held during the celebration of New Year Festival, Spring Festival, Lantern Festival and Heilongjiang international Skiing Festival, so participate in the ethnic song and dance parties and enjoy the Chinese folklore shows with kids.

The creative snow sculpture

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