Carlisle's Ice Art Fest

produced by Downtown Carlisle Association/

February 3-5, 2023

Spend a magical winter weekend in historic downtown Carlisle. You'll find plenty of photo opportunities among the almost 90 ice sculptures along the streets in downtown Carlisle. Downtown businesses will offer special activities, discounts, music, and more. Explore the town and see all that it has to offer.

Opening Ceremony

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will occur at 5 pm on Friday, February 3, in Veterans Courtyard at the square in Carlisle (corner of Hanover & High Streets). 

Diamond Dig

Marjorie's Gems is again selling tickets during Ice Art Fest for a chance to win some bling. Only 100 tickets will be sold to win an antique 18K white gold Edwardian natural diamond ring, approximately 1-carat total weight. Tickets are $20 each and are limited to 5 tickets per person. Chances go on sale Friday, February 3 at noon at Marjorie's Gems. The winner will be chosen on Sunday, February 5, at 2 pm. All the proceeds are donated to the Downtown Carlisle Association.

Carriage & Wagon Rides

Benchfield Farms will offer carriage rides through downtown Carlisle on Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm, Saturday from noon to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. The cost is $25 for a group of 4 if reserved and paid for in advance or $30 at the event. Wagon rides are available for larger groups at $5 per person. Meet at Church Avenue and S. Hanover Street. Rides last for approximately 15 minutes. To reserve a ride, call or text Traci at 71`7-448-8464.


  • Friday, February 3, from 4 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday, February 4, from 9 am to 9 pm
  • Sunday, February 5, from 10 am to 3 pm

Visit or the Ice Art Fest Carlisle Facebook page for up-to-date information and the latest schedule of events.


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