2019 Harbin-China Ice Festival Dates, Events & Activities

The official opening date of the 35th Harbin China International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (commonly Harbin Ice Festival 2019) is on January 5, 2019. Sponsored by Heilongjiang Provincial Government, Harbin Municipal Government, China National Tourism Administration and some China travel companies, the great celebration will last to the end of February, 2019. It will last to early March of 2019 if weather permits. The opening ceremony will be held in Harbin International Exhibition Center & City Stadium in the evening of January 5.  A big firework display will come after a meeting in Harbin Ice and Snow World.

The Harbin Ice Festival 2019 consists of a lot of winter events, activities and four theme parks. The four theme parks are the 31st Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, the 20th Harbin Ice and Snow World, the 45th Ice Lantern Fair in Zhaolin Park and the 2nd Wanda Ice Lantern World in Wanda Theme Park. In mid-December of 2018, the workers and sculptors will start to make the ice/snow sculptures and ice lanterns. From December 21, 2018 to Jan 4, 2019, snow and ice sculpture competitions will be held in these parks. All the parks will have a trial run from December 24, 2017 to Jan 4, 2018.

If you visit Harbin for the Ice Festival 2019, try to avoid these expensive and crowded dates: Dec 24-26, 2018; Jan 1-3, 2019 and Feb 4-10, 2019. Click Harbin Ice Festival Tours for sample itineraries.

A List of Some Events and Activities for 2019 Harbin China International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

Introduction of Event & Activity



25th National Snow Sculpture Competition

Dec 17-20, 2018

Sun Island Park

21st International Skiing Festival Opening

Dec 20, 2018

Yabuli Ski Resort

31st Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo

Dec 20, 2018 - Feb, 2019

Sun Island Park

20th Harbin Ice and Snow World

Dec 21, 2018 - Feb, 2019

The West of Sun Island Park

45th Harbin Ice Lantern Art Fair

Dec 22, 2018 - Feb, 2019

Zhaolin Park

2nd Wanda Ice Lantern World

Dec 22, 2018 - Feb, 2019

Harbin Wanda Theme Park

Christmas Circuit

Dec 24-26, 2018

West Shiwudaojie Street to Youyi Road

8th Central Street Ice Sculpture Art and Culture Festival

Dec 25, 2018-Feb, 2019

Central Street

2019 New Year Concert

Dec 31, 2018

Harbin Concert Hall

Songhua River Ice Snow Happy Valley

Jan 1- Feb.5, 2019

Songhua River (near Harbin Flood Control Monument)

24th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Competition

Jan 4-6, 2019

Sun Island Park

11th International University Students Snow Sculpture Competition

Jan 4-7, 2019

Harbin Engineering University

2019 International Winter Swimming Invitational Champions

Jan 5-6, 2019

Harbin Winter Swimming Bathing Place (Songhua River)

34th Harbin Ice Festival International Trade Fair

Jan 5- 8, 2019

Harbin International Exhibition Center

2019 International Children Art Variety Tournament

Jan 5-10, 2019

Harbin Youth Palace

33rd Harbin International Ice Sculpture Competition

Jan 6-8, 2019

Zhaolin Park

Harbin Venus Ice and Snow Group Wedding Ceremony

Jan 8, 2019

Harbin Flood Control Monument

N. B.

The above dates of the theme parks, events and activities are just for your information. All the dates for 2019 are estimated based on the dates of 2018 because everything must be submitted to the weather and temperature.

The venues for the four theme parks of the ice festival are fixed in the same places every year. The venues for some activities and events may be changed for some reasons. For the newly information about the ice festival, events and activities, please pay close attention to our Harbin Travel News after November of 2018.

We only list some of events and activities, actually more winter sports,competitions and cultural activities are held in Harbin during the ice and snow festival.

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