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Festival of Fire & Ice

Discover new ways to play through the coldest season!

ICG’s Annual Festival of Fire & Ice

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

3 to 6 PM

Tickets are free. Register online now or at the event.

Event Highlights

Experience the magic of winter at Ithaca Children’s Garden during the enchanting Festival of Fire & Ice on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, from 3 PM to 6 PM. This free event* transforms the Garden into a winter wonderland, offering a variety of activities for families to enjoy the season’s beauty and magic.

Event Highlights:

  • Spectacular Fire Performances: Watch the garden illuminate with a dazzling fire show by local professionals as the sun sets.
  • Interactive Snow Fun: Dive into exciting activities led by ICG’s garden educators.
  • Hot Chocolate Cauldron: Savor our famed hot chocolate, a tradition that warms all ages.
  • Winter Wildlife Discovery: Learn fascinating facts about winter wildlife with New York State Parks educators.
  • Arctic Animal Parade: March in a visually stunning procession celebrating cold-weather creatures.

A Community Celebration!

Join us to celebrate winter’s charm in Ithaca or the broader Finger Lakes area. Admission is free, and donations are welcome to support our community-funded garden’s growth.

*Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Please bring cash, check, or card to make purchases. 

A Look Back at Past Festivals

Mike Smith, a photographer from Manifesto Designs, stands outdoors in the fall, looking up at the sky
  • Event Photographer

Meet Mike Smith

Meet Mike Smith, Manifesto Designs professional photographer, and the creative behind Ithaca Children’s Garden’s recent event photography! Mike photos are keepsakes of joy, and his work last year provided a window into Festival of Fire & Ice, framing the laughter, the lights, and the life of the Garden, so you can relive the magic in your own space. We can’t wait to see how he captures the fiery zest and icy wonder this year!

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    This event is supported in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.