Enjoy a drive through the ice park. “Dancing Lights” has been extended until the end of January, from 5-9. No need to get out into the now normal cold –tune your radio and watch the lights dance while you view the displays. Now playing–at the George Horner Ice park, west end of Phillips Field Road.
This weekend–even if it doesn’t at all look like winter–visit the Carlson Center Saturday and Sunday to inform yourself about all things winter. If snow machines aren’t your style, you will find vendors who will educate you on the latest and greatest heating systems, or activities to occupy those dark winter days ahead. As advertised, this is a great place to get a “jump start” on winter! Hours are 10-6 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday.
Throughout December you can make the easy drive south (yes!) to North Pole, Alaska (101 Saint Nicholas Drive to be exact) and view the ice sculpture, ride down the long ice slide, and get a taste of true northern art form: small and large ice blocks carved into beautiful creations. The park is open daily, 11 am to 10 pm.