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World of Winter Festival

January 17 - February 16, 2020

Downtown Grand Rapids transforms into a winter wonderland from January 17 to February 16, 2020. The World of Winter Festival includes more than 20 events that take advantage of our cold climate and help you enjoy the season. It’s a full month of frozen fun!

Highlights include:

Prismatica on Monroe. 25 pivoting prisms create a modern ice palace that transmits and reflects color and light. Come see this interactive light installation that has toured the world. Jan. 17 - Feb. 16. Art installation by:  RAW Design, collaboration with ATOMIC3


Downtown Market Ice Bar. Grab a cold beer or cool cocktail at the outdoor carved ice bar, choose a mystery beverage at the Drink-o ice sculpture or enjoyed a chilled shot of Fireball at the ice luge sculpture. Outdoor yard games, too! Feb. 7, 8 & 9.

Love on Ice. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with 2-for-1 ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle and a free professional photograph. (Check out more Valentine’s Day ideas).  

Get Out & Get Active. Join in on walking tours, ice skating, snowshoeing, dancing, yoga and more – check below for events and dates.

    Indoor Fun

    Downtown also offers all sorts of opportunities to warm up after your outdoor adventure:

    Dine, shop, repeat – choose from more than 120 restaurants and 60+ stores within an easy walk or free DASH bus ride.

    Explore Bodies Revealed, the back-by-popular-demand exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum.

    Tour two intriguing new art exhibitions: A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass opens Jan. 25 at Grand Rapids Art Museum and UICA presents Translating Valence: Redefining Black Male Identity beginning Jan. 17.

    Put some theatre in your life – see the Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar named Desire (through Jan. 26) or the mega-smash musical Hamilton (Jan. 21-Feb. 9).

    See a concert at 30+ downtown music venues – options range from Korn and Breaking Benjamin (Jan. 30) to Grace Potter (Feb. 5), The Lumineers (Feb. 11) and Post Malone (Feb. 12).

    Search our Events listing for even more ideas!

     

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