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Saint-Denis Street Is Hosting A Free "Ice Sculpture Festival" Next Weekend

Ice sculptures and hot chocolate for everyone.
Saint-Denis Street Is Hosting A Free "Ice Sculpture Festival" Next Weekend

Photo cred - Rue Saint-Denis - Montréal

Montreal never ceases to find innovative ways to make us forget how awful winter is by hosting fun and interesting events all over the city. Even better, they're mostly free.

The next one to look out for is La Fête des Glaces happening February 21 and 22 on Saint-Denis Street. Over the course of the weekend, you can check out various artists creating impressive themed ice sculptures before your eyes as well as enjoy other open-air activities like food tastings, promotions and competitions.

The 4th Edition of La Fête des Glaces has some new features this year including two ice houses on Saint-Denis, at the corners of Marie-Anne and Duluth, where you can stop in for hot chocolate and other hot beverages with your friends, and there will also be dance performances set to Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen held at four specially designed locations along the street. Visitors have the option of taking a guided tour of the route, or wander at your leisure, with shows presented twice each hour between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., on February 21.

For the full nighttime experience, sculptures will be illuminated, and as part of Montréal en Lumière, there will be one special ice sculpture created specifically for Nuit Blanche happening on February 28.

Head over to the Facebook Page for complete details and don't forget to hashtag your pics #fetedesglaces.