Now an annual “staple” for the Bruges Christmas/New Year season, the Ice Sculpture Festival is back! This is something we’ve attended in previous years and loved, despite not really being all that interested in the year’s theme (Disney when we went).
This year’s theme is Wanagogo (a collection of 3D cartoon characters from a collection of apps) and will take place in Station Square, Bruges, from Friday 20th November right through to Sunday 3rd January 2016.
The sculptures will be the work of 40 artists, who will use around 300 tonnes of ice and 400 tonnes of snow flakes, displayed in a 13,000 square foot thermal tent at -5ºC.
As I said, we went a few years ago when the theme was Disney. Not particular Disney fans we thought we might as well go just for the experience but we really did have a great time and have some lovely memories and photos! I’ll have to see if I can find any to add to this page! It’s primarily a family event obviously, but in my opinion anyone would enjoy it.
Wear warm clothes and avoid peak times! We went around lunchtime one day to find huge queues, then returned early evening to find it deserted! It’s open every day from 10am til 6pm so plenty o f opportunities.
The cost for an adult is €15,00, 13 for students, and pensioners, 11 for children 4-12 years old and free for under 3 year olds. For more information visit the official website.