Everything You Need to Know About the World’s Largest Ice Festival
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
Between ten and fifteen MILLION people will visit Harbin, China this year—located at 45° North, where temperatures can reach as low as -30 °C. Who are these crazy people and why would they endure the bitter cold? Well, the answer is most of China and for the Harbin International Snow & Ice Festival, the largest ice festival in the world. Covering 750,000 square meters with ice harvested from the nearby Songhua River, the popular festival is in its 33rd year. Visit and you can marvel at an entire city crafted from ice, with enough colorful lights to rival a Katy Perry concert—it’s an incredible experience. But before you go, arm yourself with some helpful information to survive (while actually enjoying) the freezing festivities.