5th January to 5th February
Harbin, Heilongjiang Province
Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival is the first international snow festival in China,lasting for a month.The festival was first held in January 5, 1985.Since then,it has become a grand festival in Harbin.
There are many things vistors can see during the festival such as the snow Disneyland built on the Songhua River, Harbin Ice and Snow World, large ice sculpture Stalin Park exhibited, snow sculpture garden party held at Sun Island, grand Ice Lantern Garden Party, etc.
There are also many winter competitions vistors can get involved like Winter swimming, Ice Hockey, snow soccer, alpine skiing invitational tournament, ice sculpture competition, an international ice sculpture competition, ice skating race, poetry festival, snow photography exhibition, book fair, film festival snow, ice on weddings and so on.