Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival starts on December 22 and lasts for two months every year. However, exhibits often open earlier and stay longer if weather permits. While ice sculptures are erected throughout the city, there are three main exhibition areas:
- Sun Island(Harbin Snow Fair): a recreational area on the opposite side of the Songhua River from the city, which features an expo of enormous snow sculptures.
- Ice and Snow World(Ice Festival Harbin): an area open at night which features illuminated full size buildings made from blocks of 2 to 3 feet-thick ice taken directly from the Songhua River.
Harbin Ice Lantern Festival Show(Zhaolin Park ): ice lantern park sightseeing activities held in various parks in the city.
Itinerary (Attraction tickets are not included unless you choose All Inclusive Package upon booking):
Day 1: Ice and Snow Dream Amusement Park- Harbin Polarland - Harbin Ice Lantern Show at Zhaolin Park (L)
Your private tour guide will meet your Harbin hotel lobby at 9:00am, you may visit Ice and Snow Dream Amusement park, it hold at Harbin Golden River Bay Wetland Botanical Garden, you may watch Ice Swimming Show on Songhua river Pool, Ice fishing. and Join into some ice and snow entertainments activities, like horse sledge, snow tubing, snow motor bilke .. lunch will eat hot pot in ice house (optional) , then go to Harbin Polarland to see polar animals and the world unique show beluga show.At night, explore Harbin Ice Lantern Festival in Zhaolin Park.
Day 2: Sun Island Snow Festival - Siberian Tiger Park - Ice and Snow World (L)
After pickup from your hotel, start your day with Snow Fair on Sun Island, Russian Town,Siberian Tiger Park and Ice and Snow World.
Day 3: Harbin City Tour - Evening Local Show or Russian Dance (L)
Today you may visit Saint Sophia Cathedral, after go to Harbin ropeway to see the whole songhua river in high sky, then Zhongyang Pedestrian Stre,lunch for break, then continue to go Dragon(Tongta) Tower,In the evening. there are two kinds of shows in Harbin: Local Chinese Talk Show (Dongbei Errenzhuan) andBolshoi Theatre(Russian Dance). You may choose to see the show.
Daily Lunch Options (choose one):
- Dumplings at famous Harbin local dumpling restaurant, Oriental King Dumpling or Happy Home Dumpling
- Tradition Charcoal-Burning Hot Pot (Tanhuoguo)
- Fish and Tofu Stewed in Iron Pot (Tieguodunyun)
- Northeast Pork Cuisine (Dongbeishazhucai)
- Manchurian Stew (Dongbeichaocai and Duncai)
Lunch Drink Options (choose one):
- Harbin Beer
- soft drink