The annual Festival is the world’s largest of its kind and has been held since 1963. Harbin festival consists of many ice sculpture competitions, snow sculpture competitions, winter fishing, winter sports and other activities. There are five different theme parks with various celebrations, parades and events. The Festival starts around December 24th and last till the end of February. For years the event has become one of the most important winter tourist destinations and photographers’ paradises.
January 31st to February 6th is the Chinese New Year, and it is best to avoid this time to visit Harbin Ice and snow festival because the parks will be crowded, and hotels will be costly. It will be an excellent experience for a family or honeymooners. If you plan a trip to China, pre-plan your itinerary and tick this spectacular event on your bucket list.