Six months of snowy fun coming to Harbin this winter tourism season

Updated : 2020-10-13

By ( e.my399.com )

An artist’s impression of Harbin Ice and Snow World [Photo/MY399.COM]

According to information from a recent executive meeting of Harbin’s municipal government, Harbin, the capital city of China’s northernmost Heilongjiang province, will start its annual ice and snow tourism season in November.

This year’s ice and snow season will last six months until April next year.

Activities during the six-month period will include ice and snow sightseeing, as well as ice and snow-related culture, art, fashion, sports and trade events.

Among these activities will be an ice harvesting festival, a skiing festival, winter group weddings, ice and snow sculpture competitions, winter swimming competitions, the Harbin International Fashion Show, Harbin Ice and Snow World, Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, Songhua River Ice and Snow Carnival, Harbin Cold Region Expo and Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival.

An artist’s impression of Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo [Photo/MY399.COM]

Of particular note, officials stated that the 37th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival would launch on Jan 5. A series of activities such as symphony performances and the 2021 China Ice and Snow Tourism Development Forum will occur during the festival.

In addition to the normal activities held annually, this year will highlight new cultural experience involving concerts, poetry, dramas, fashions and model competitions.

To encourage mass participation in ice and snow sports, the government will build ice venues on the frozen Songhua River in the city’s Daoli, Daowai and Songbei districts. Meanwhile, parks, squares, open fields and school playgrounds in urban areas will be considered as ice venue construction sites to provide convenience for residents.