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Picture This: The Inaugural Scranton Ice Festival

This Outdoor Winter Fest Features 50 Ice Sculptures

The Electric City looks more like a snowglobe this weekend thanks to the first-ever Scranton Ice Festival. This event invites people to take a stroll around town and support local businesses, all at a safe social distance.

About 50 ice sculptures are on display in downtown Scranton, and Sculpted Ice Works will do live ice carving demos throughout the weekend. And since there ain’t no party like a Scranton party, you can’t miss the sculpture of Dwight Schrute, a surprise live carving of the World’s Best Boss and Office giveaways at the Scranton Chamber.

The festival will livestream local bands from the Hilton Scranton. You can catch the performances at businesses and common areas around the city, or tune in online. There will also be trolley rides and family activities all weekend long.

A group of volunteers partnered with First Friday Scranton, Scranton Tomorrow, the Scranton Chamber and the Scranton Area Community Foundation to plan this grassroots event. The festival will help raise money for the Scranton Small Business Relief Fund.

We bundled up and brought the camera along. Check out our photos, and stop by the Scranton Ice Festival now through Sunday, February 7. Admission is free, and all CDC guidelines will be in effect. Visitors are asked to practice social distancing and wear masks.

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