Wintertime is undeniably busy here in the Great Lakes State, as calendars fill up with everything from family gatherings to shopping outings to holiday light displays. With so many activities to choose from, it can be challenging to narrow down options – but we’re here to help you make your seasonal itinerary. As you plan for the coming months, there’s one winter festival in Michigan that deserves a spot on your calendar.
The annual Tecumseh Ice Sculpture Festival takes place the second weekend of January in – yes, you guessed it – downtown Tecumseh. This fun-filled gathering is full of excitement for the entire family.
Since 2009, this wonderful event has brought creativity and enchantment to the streets of Tecumseh. If you’ve never checked out this small and charming town, the festival offers a perfect opportunity.
As its name suggests, the Ice Sculpture Festival draws in highly talented carvers to showcase their skills. During your visit, you’ll have the chance to marvel at more than 35 inventive, festive ice sculptures.
From holiday-inspired carvings to wildlife scenes and everything in between, there’s sure to be a sculpture on display that captures your imagination. Bring along your camera to snap photos of sculptors in action.
And as if the ice sculptures weren’t enough, the festival also features an assortment of balloon sculptures that add a dash of color to the wintertime gathering. You might just feel like you’ve stepped into a playful wonderland.
For those who appreciate interactive elements, the Ice Sculpture Festival in Tecumseh also offers a unique scavenger hunt that leads participants to several local businesses. Talk about a fun family adventure.
Between admiring sculptures, take time to enjoy the welcoming small town atmosphere that makes Tecumseh so delightful. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, you’ll seamlessly feel at home here.
When you’re ready for an all-ages outing that captures the spirit of the winter season here in Michigan, keep Tecumseh’s Ice Sculpture Festival on your list. This is one gathering that’s worth bundling up for.
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