The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail will be returning for two days on 5th and 6th March 2022 with a range of magnificent ice sculptures set to transform York’s city centre.
Go travelling ‘Around the World’ with this year’s sculptures, including main sponsor First York’s Park & Ride Bus, which can be ‘boarded’ at Parliament Street. As well as The Bettys Express Train which will be waiting for commuters in Davygate.
This year’s sculptures will transport visitors into other destinations ‘Around the World’ and beyond, including an invitation to ‘go down the rabbit hole’ at Middletons Hotel. Their grounds will be transformed into a wonderland, with four magical ice sculptures and plenty of photo opportunities with Mad Hatter themed props. York BID have seven ice sculptures to find, one for every continent in the world, inspired by seven Disney characters ranging from classic characters to new favourites.
City of York Council’s ‘The York Skyline’ sculpture is a must visit, with famous York landmarks carved into the ice across Exhibition Square.
For international sport lovers, look out for the Rugby League World Cup trophy on Parliament Street in celebration of York being a host city for this autumn’s tournament.
There’ll also be live ice carving at St Sampson’s Square with Ice Box, who create the ice sculptures. Plus, there’ll be opportunities to have a go at ice carving on the graffiti wall in Parliament Street.
The hugely popular event, which saw 31,000 people participating in 2020’s ‘Fantastical Fiction and Fairy Tales’ trail, was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. This year’s event, which was initially set to take place in February, has been postponed to March due to rising Covid-19 cases and based on guidance from the city’s Safety Advisory Group, Public Health and City of York Council.
This March, families and friends will have the opportunity to travel through York’s streets and find over 40 ice sculptures designed and sponsored by local businesses in York.
York Ice Trail is a Make It York event, with main sponsors First York.
Also have a look at our post of other festivals in York throughout the year.