Manayunk on Ice, the Philadelphia neighborhood's winter street festival, returns for its third consecutive year, February 8-10.
This year's festival will open with a bonfire set on ice, and will include professional ice carvers creating larger than life sculptures in real time along Manayunk's Main Street, a theatrical ice-carving show by Fear No Ice, and ice sculpture battles in which contestants have thirty minutes to create carvings from scratch.
Organized by the Manayunk Development Corporation, the festival seeks to draw citywide attention to the neighborhood's retail and restaurant offerings, and to generate business in a season when it may be more comfortable for consumers to stay inside. To that end, more than thirty local businesses have commissioned one-of-a-kind ice sculptures for the event.
Manayunk on Ice is one of a number of annual street festivals taking place in the Philadelphia neighborhood. Others include the Manayunk Arts Festival, and the Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival, which replaced the neighborhood's Eco-Arts Festival in 2012.
Manayunk on Ice begins Friday, February 8 at 6 p.m on Manayunk's Main Street, and continues Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, from noon to 4 p.m. More information can be found at the event's website.
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