By Traditions Bank January 5, 2022

It’s going to be one of the iciest winters yet, thanks to the free community event FestivICE presented by Traditions Bank!

Back in its pre-pandemic glory, York’s annual ice festival will return Saturday, January 15, to Cherry Lane in Downtown York and four towns along the Heritage Rail Trail.

The annual event is free thanks to long-time sponsor Traditions Bank, which has again partnered with the York Revolution to stage nearly 20 ice sculptures and additional family-friendly fun in and around Cherry Lane. Like last year, FestivICE will also feature 20 beautiful ice sculptures along the York County Heritage Rail Trail in the Boroughs of Seven Valleys, Glen Rock, Railroad, and New Freedom, thanks once more to the sponsorship of the York County Economic Alliance (YCEA).

The 2022 edition of FestivICE will also include:

  • a 40-foot ice slide in Cherry Lane
  • DJ provided by Weary Arts Group
  • fire pits
  • s’mores kits
  • York Revolution prize wheel
  • Snow, a beautiful white low land reindeer, available for photos 10 a.m.-12 noon.
  • Elsa and Anna from Frozen will meet the kids 12 noon-2 p.m.

York Revolution mascot DownTown and the FestivICE Yeti will party with attendees throughout the Cherry Lane event.

Artists from DiMartino Ice Company will again carve and install dozens of single-block ice sculptures sponsored by area businesses, with proceeds from each sculpture supporting Community Progress Council. Nearly 12 tons of ice will go into the 40 sculptures in Cherry Lane and the Rail Trail towns, including some that will be carved live in Cherry Lane that Saturday morning.