The 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival open with a theme “Happy Ice Snow, Exciting City” on 5th January in 2016.
The festival is featured by the 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.
Set in Harbin’s coldest months, this festival features breathtaking temporary works of art, all created with ice from the Songhua River.
Between the four primary parks and amusement zones, there are a few thousand pieces, not to mention all the ice architecture created throughout the city.
Over the course of a hurried half-month, more than 15,000 people carve (by hand or laser) more than 130,000 cubic metres of ice.