Toronto is full of awesome events to check out this winter, so you don't need to spend the entire season hibernating inside. Soon, you can live out your Elsa dreams and wander through an ice-filled village. Glassy sculptures will fill the streets, so you can actually admire ice instead of slipping on it. Bundle up and head out to the 2020 Bloor Yorkville IceFest this February to see some incredible ice creations.

IceFest is an annual event held in the Village of Yorkville Park and the surrounding area each winter.

This year, the event will run from February 8 to 9, and admission is free.

The park will be transformed into a frosty wonderland with tons of giant ice sculptures.

Over seventy thousand pounds of ice will be sculpted into sparkling works of art for you to gaze upon.

The themes are always changing, and this year is all about the Awesome '80s.

Specific details on sculptures have yet to be released, but we're imagining a Stranger Things meets Frozen kind of vibe.

The event will have an IceFest lounge complete with a DJ, as well as a scavenger hunt that takes place around the neighbourhood.

There will also be an Ice Carving Competition taking place at noon on February 8.

Watch experts shape blocks of ice into creative masterpieces, and vote for your favourite sculpture.

Past events have featured a massive glassy castle, a huge glowing dragon, adorable ice gnomes, and more.

The festival is in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

With tons of photo ops and incredible displays, this is one Toronto winter event that's worth leaving your blanket for. Plus, there's no admission cost.

You can also check out the Lights Fest in the Distillery District, which is another awesome free event to warm your heart on chilly nights.

Bloor-Yorkville Ice Fest

Price: Free

When: February 8, 2020 - February 9, 2020

Address: 115 Cumberland St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gaze upon tons of glimmering ice sculptures at this winter wonderland event. 


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