February 26, 2024

Journey

The favored New Hampshire attraction will kick off this Saturday at 2 p.m.

On this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 file picture, a pair heads towards an entrance to a cavern at Ice Castles in North Woodstock, N.H. Robert F. Bukaty / AP, File

The huge, glowing Ice Castles attraction in New Hampshire will open early this season.


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Organizers say the area’s chilly temperatures this month helped transfer the North Woodstock attraction’s opening date to this Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. The unique opening date was on Jan. 26.

The 20 million-pound attraction, which pulls tens of hundreds of tourists, will mark its eleventh season this yr with a brand new design. Ice artisans started building of Ice Castles in early October and are “working across the clock” in preparations for the grand opening, in keeping with the crew.

The interactive cascading towers of ice embedded with colourful LED lights will characteristic ice-carved tunnels, slides, frozen thrones, and fountains. Visitors also can stroll a Mystic Forest, hop on a horse-drawn sleigh journey, go snow tubing, and luxuriate in drinks at a frosty ice bar known as the Polar Pub.

“We’re excited to lastly announce our opening day in New Hampshire,” Kyle Standifird, Ice Castles CEO, stated in a press release. “Now we have such an important love for our New England neighborhood and we’re excited to welcome them every week early.”

Visitors should buy tickets at icecastles.com. Costs begin at $30 for ages 12 and up and $23 for ages 4-11.

Ice Castles additionally has areas in Utah, Minnesota, and Colorado, in addition to two new Winter Realms areas in Wisconsin and New York.