The official opening date of the 32nd Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (or shortly Harbin Ice Festival 2016) will be in the evening of January 5, 2016. Organized by China National Tourism Administration, Heilingjiang Provincial Government and Harbin Municipal Government, the event will last to the end of February, 2016. It will only have opening ceremony and have no closing ceremony. The opening ceremony will take place in Harbin International Exhibition Center & City Stadium as usual. In the evening, a big firework display will come after a meeting. Some major activities will be on the Harbin Ice Festival 2016:
Ice & Snow Tourism Activities
During the Harbin Ice Festival 2016, the organizers, will hold the 17th Harbin Ice and Snow World, the 28th Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, the 42nd Ice Lantern Fair, and the 6th Harbin Songhua River Ice and Snow Happy Valley. The Changling Lake will hold fishing festival, some wetlands will hold fishing activities. Some counties and districts will organize some ice and snow celebrations.
Ice and Snow Sculpture Competitions, Culture Activities
Many ice and snow sculpture competitions, and culture activities will be held in the city, including national snow sculpture competition, Heilongjiang province snow sculpture competition, Heilongjiang province college student snow sculpture competition, international snow sculpture competition, international college student snow sculpture competition, international ice sculpture competition, ice sculpture competition, mass ice and snow sculpture competition, primary and middle school student ice and snow sculpture competition, ice and snow sculpture art design competition, New Year Concert, painting and calligraphy exhibition, and so on.
Ice and Snow Fashion Acitivities
Some ice and snow fashion activities will be going on, such as Venus international ice and snow collective wedding ceremony, the the selective trials of the urban princess, singing and dancing shows, performances on ice, Heilongjiang pop music annual awards ceremony.
Ice and Snow Economic & Trade Activities
Some ice and snow economic & trade activities will take place, including the cold zone expo 2016, the 16th Chinese entrepreneur Forum, the Harbin international ice and snow engagement, etc..
Ice and Snow Sports Activities
Many ice and snow sports activities will be run, including ice hockey tournament, national ice hockey tournament, national young man ice hockey tournament, national alpine skiing championships, national curling stone championships, international winter swimming tournaments, 2016 Harbin teenagers do ice and snow activities, all Harbin citizens do ice and snow activities, Harbin city family ice fun games, and so forth.