Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley

Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley December 5-6, 2024 | Thursday & Friday evening 6-9 p.m. Celebrating 27 years of holiday fun! The Candy Cane Count scavenger hunt is for all ages.
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The Festival of Ice is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season in the Juniata River Valley. Christmas time is the jolliest time of the year, and merriment is everywhere! It is the best time to celebrate the joy of this wonderful season and have fun with your friends, family and loved ones. Join us on the sidewalks of Downtown Lewistown and enjoy the creative displays in our storefront windo

ws, around the Historic Courthouse and the selfie station on Monument Square. Plus, the planters have been filled with winter arrangements and sidewalk chalk murals will feature the lyrics of some of your favorite Christmas songs. Grab an entry form and keep a tally of all of the candy canes you find in the windows of businesses listed on the map. Enter to win one of four prizes. Come join us for the annual Festival of Ice. There is no better place to be than on Market Street in downtown Lewistown, PA during the festival. Gaze at the beautifully carved ice sculptures, go for an old fashioned wagon ride, listen to carolers and live music, participate in children’s activities and even visit with Santa Claus himself. Making spirits bright is what the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau is all about! This transformation into holiday magic would not be possible without the First Night State College Ice Sculptors of DiMartino Ice. These talented ice carvers will be carving large ice block creations right before your eyes. There is truly something for all ages at the Festival of Ice. Always held on Thursday and Friday evenings the week after Thanksgiving, this hometown holiday tradition continues thanks to the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau and a lot of volunteer help from the community.

The annual gingerbread house contest at the Festival of Ice raised $2,000 for the Mifflin County Library this year! WOW!...
01/31/2024

The annual gingerbread house contest at the Festival of Ice raised $2,000 for the Mifflin County Library this year! WOW!!

What an amazing opportunity to work with the Mifflin County Library and its Children's Department. Faith's House of Hope raised $2,000. Your gifts and participation in our 2023 Gingerbread House Competition and workshops made this a HUGE SUCCESS!

There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays in the Juniata River Valley. Need some ideas? Check off each items as y...
12/07/2023

There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays in the Juniata River Valley. Need some ideas? Check off each items as you work your way through this bucket list!

Some highlights from Friday night's festivities. If you have any great photos from the festival, share them with us!
12/04/2023

Some highlights from Friday night's festivities. If you have any great photos from the festival, share them with us!

Only two hats in the Festival lost & found. They are in the lobby of the historic courthouse 8:30-4:30 this week. Come &...
12/04/2023

Only two hats in the Festival lost & found. They are in the lobby of the historic courthouse 8:30-4:30 this week. Come & get it.

AND THE WINNERS ARE.......John FosterLindsey ZeuschelBeth FisherNichole KerlinLori CompLauren NaylorRowan Abdel-SalamAmb...
12/04/2023

AND THE WINNERS ARE.......

John Foster
Lindsey Zeuschel
Beth Fisher
Nichole Kerlin
Lori Comp
Lauren Naylor
Rowan Abdel-Salam
Amber Brown
Delia Lenonardo
Sophia Wray
Cadence Diehl
Stephanie Jones
Carter Moist
Linda Dukes
John Moeller
Allyson Cahill
Kallen Fultz
Camden Snyder

We had 116 entries for the Fa La La La La Flamingo Hunt!
Winners will be notified by email and can pick up their prize at the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau office inside the Historic Courthouse.

Thank you to everyone who came downtown to play and a special thank you to all downtown businesses who donated prizes!!

So everyone's wondering if the festival happens if it's raining. YES, it's a rain or shine event.So here is a list of in...
12/01/2023

So everyone's wondering if the festival happens if it's raining. YES, it's a rain or shine event.
So here is a list of indoor activities for tonight where you can stay warm and dry and still enjoy the festival.

🚂Mifflin County Model Railroad Club train display inside 3 W. Monument Square building
🎨Painting Parties by Judy at the Square One Clubhouse building
🎹The Boyz at the Historic Courthouse
🎼Nittany Knights A Capella Barbershop Chorus at the Historic Courthouse
🩰Studio Thirty-Two A&E at St. Mark's Episcopal Church
🎸Live music by Keith Mernin and visual art from MCSD art teachers at East End Coffee Co
💒Faith's House of Hope gingerbread house competition inside 3 W. Monument Square
🏺Pottery craft at Hometown Potters' Studio llc
🪄Friday Night Magic the Gathering Night at Moon Dragon
🏛The McCoy House Museum open for tours
📔The Mifflin County Historical Society's book sale at the society's library
🎼Flute Trio from The Lewistown Community Band inside the McCoy House

Sam the Hot Dog guy is open for lunch, now through 2 p.m. in the Juniata Valley Bank parking lot on Monument Square. He ...
12/01/2023

Sam the Hot Dog guy is open for lunch, now through 2 p.m. in the Juniata Valley Bank parking lot on Monument Square. He will then reopen at 4 p.m. for the festival.

Aloha! The first night of the Festival of Ice was lit! Thank you to everyone who showed up in droves to view the ice and...
12/01/2023

Aloha! The first night of the Festival of Ice was lit! Thank you to everyone who showed up in droves to view the ice and have a little tropical fun!
The festival runs tonight, rain or shine, from 6-9 p.m. Come see the live music, live nativity, painting party, kid's activities, wagon rides, food, vendors, and Santa himself!

Just three of our Crazy Parade 2023 marchers! Let the Festival of Ice BEGIN!!!
11/30/2023

Just three of our Crazy Parade 2023 marchers! Let the Festival of Ice BEGIN!!!

Thank you Sacred Heart School!
11/30/2023

Thank you Sacred Heart School!

The students of SHS helped decorate the courtroom of the Historic Courthouse for this year's Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley! Head upstairs tonight and tomorrow to see the many wreaths the students helped make and see some entertainment while you're there! We will also be singing on the courthouse steps at 6:15! See you there!

It’s a beautiful day for an ice festival! Come down to downtown Lewistown tonight for some festive fun!
11/30/2023

It’s a beautiful day for an ice festival! Come down to downtown Lewistown tonight for some festive fun!

Just in case you don't know Downtown Lewistown, parking for the Festival of Ice is in green. No need to plug the meters ...
11/30/2023

Just in case you don't know Downtown Lewistown, parking for the Festival of Ice is in green. No need to plug the meters in the evening. See you tonight!

Grab a copy of today's Lewistown Sentinel to get the official Festival of Ice program!Or if you are subscriber, check it...
11/29/2023

Grab a copy of today's Lewistown Sentinel to get the official Festival of Ice program!
Or if you are subscriber, check it out online at https://www.lewistownsentinel.com/

The Model Train Exhibit is a tradition!
11/29/2023

The Model Train Exhibit is a tradition!

Here are the dates for this years Mifflin County Model RR 2023 open house. Pleas come enjoy a day of trains.

This year's festival's schedule of events is chock full of fun! Plan now what you want to see and do both nights.
11/28/2023

This year's festival's schedule of events is chock full of fun! Plan now what you want to see and do both nights.

Something to do this Saturday - after you've been to the Festival!
11/28/2023

Something to do this Saturday - after you've been to the Festival!

The Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley is just three days away! Here's a look at the map of the festival grounds so ...
11/27/2023

The Festival of Ice - Juniata River Valley is just three days away!
Here's a look at the map of the festival grounds so you don't miss a thing! Find the official program in Wednesday's Lewistown Sentinel!

Update: this spot has been filled! ‼️ We had a last-minute cancellation for a shed vendor spot in our Holiday Market ‼️ ...
11/27/2023

Update: this spot has been filled!
‼️ We had a last-minute cancellation for a shed vendor spot in our Holiday Market ‼️
We're looking for a local retailer, artisan or maker vendor only. You would be sharing half of the shed with another artisan vendor. Please message us for more information!

Two of our Merry Mannequins are on display at The Paisley Bride. Can you find the flamingo and tropical drink? How fun a...
11/26/2023

Two of our Merry Mannequins are on display at The Paisley Bride. Can you find the flamingo and tropical drink? How fun are they?

Windows are prepped and ready for The Festival of Ice this week!

Island themed!

‼️ The Festival of Ice is next week ‼️😱We have more than doubled the amount of food vendors that will be coming to the f...
11/22/2023

‼️ The Festival of Ice is next week ‼️😱
We have more than doubled the amount of food vendors that will be coming to the festival this year. They include Sam's Hot Dogs, Buckeye Concessions, Farm Show Milkshakes, SolidGold Concessions, Curbside Kitchen/Sticky Bun Cafe, Sinister Mini Donuts, Hungry Run, E.L. Baked Goods, Batter & Dough Bakeshop, Potlicker Foods and Catering, AllyKat's Country Store and Pine Ridge Coffee.

There will also be a handful of our downtown restaurants open during the festival. Be sure to stop by and support our local businesses!

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Lewistown, PA
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