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Lititz Fire & Ice 2024

A free winter festival in Lititz, a cozy Pennsylvania town

Dates: February 16–25, 2024

Lititz Fire & Ice
Lititz Fire & Ice
Lititz Fire & Ice
Lititz Fire & Ice
"Take me to your freezer", Lititz Fire & Ice Festival, 2015
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Every winter, the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania, hosts the annual community Fire and Ice Festival. This free event takes place during one weekend in February. The festivities usually start on Friday night with an ice carving demonstration. About 75 mesmerizing ice sculptures can be viewed all over downtown. There is also a live music program to accompany your winter evening stroll. On Saturday, there is the annual Chili Cook-off, one of the main events of the festival. It is free for the public and takes place at Warwick High School.

Every edition of the Fire and Ice Festival brings about 40,000 visitors to Lititz. People are walking around the streets and Lititz Springs Park and explore spectacular ice sculptures. Live entertainment is constantly provided on the LOA Stage in downtown. Carvers from DiMartino Ice Company are holding ice-carving demonstrations all over East Main Street, North and South Broad Street. Pyrotek Special Effects host the impressive fire show at Duck Pond in Lititz Springs Park.

In addition to entertainment, there a few dozen food trucks lining the central streets of Lititz. Many shops and eateries are open late in Downtown Lititz on Friday and Saturday nights. Streets aren't closed for the event, so there will be metered parking available. In addition, church lots provide additional open spots (although the organizers ask not to stake them on Sunday).

Hours

The organizers recommend arriving at the venue somewhere between 10 am and 4 pm to get the most out of your experience. Fire & ice sculptures are on display starting from 4 pm. Plus, there is a scavenger hunt during daylight hours.

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Last updated: by Dari Vasiljeva