The annual Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is Harbin’s main tourist highlight.

It started about 17 years ago, and has become the world’s biggest winter festival. The bitterly cold winters are just right for this festival. Starting back in 1999 the Harbin festival is now the world’s biggest snow sculpture festival. What makes it so special is the size and scale of the sculptures and the beautiful lighting. The festival is officially held from the end of December through February. Opening dates keep changing, and ending dates partly depends on the weather. Check with us for current information and for suggestions on how to fit this amazing spectacle into your travel plans.