Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting – Friday, January 10th 7:00pm
Please join us as we officially open the 2020 Plymouth Ice Festival. City of Plymouth commission members From the city Plymouth will be in attendance to help cut the ribbon. David Ryall from DFCU will also be on stage to light the ice and kick off the 2020 Ice Festival celebrations.
Genisys Credit Union Collegiate Ice Carving Competitions
The 2020 Plymouth Ice Festival is proud to partner with local colleges and universities to bring you the Collegiate Ice Carving Competition in Kellogg Park. Watch live carvings by talented college students as they compete to win first place in their sculpture category. All judging is done by experienced and professional judges.
Saturday, January 11th
College Individual Carving Competition – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Awards at 2 p.m.
Sunday, January 12th
College Team Carving Competition – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Awards at 3 p.m.
DTE Energy Foundation Tubing Run
Plymouth Ice Festival will feature, over 100 feet of pure tubing fun. Located on Main Street between Ann Arbor Trail and Penniman Ave, this family fun attraction is sure to be one of the most popular events at this year’s festival.
DTE Energy Foundation Tubing Run Hours:
Friday 6 to 9pm,
Saturday 11am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Dueling Chainsaws Competition Presented by IHA – Saturday, January 11 th 7:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand !!! The IHA Dueling Chainsaws Competition. In this great competition ice carvers are given 15 minutes, one block, and their chainsaws to create some of the most amazing ice carvings in the festival.
The Plymouth Ice Festivals Ice Playground
Bring the kids for countless photo opportunities at the all-new attraction at the Plymouth Ice Festival. The Ice Playground is packed full of interactive ice carvings. This is simply a “must see” at this years festival.
Family Petting Zoo Presented by Michigan First Credit Union
Located next to the Ice Playground, our friends at Carousel Acres will be offering a hands on experience with horses, donkeys, goats. sheep, alpaca and even a baby calf . This activity is great for kids or those that are young at heart. This years Petting Farm will also feature pony rides!
Friday 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 11th
12 noon – 4:00 PM
Plymouth Community United Way Warming Station
960 W. Ann Arbor Trail – Suite 2 (In the walkway just East of the IHA medical building)
Warm up at the Plymouth Community United Way
offices & enjoy FREE hot cocoa & cookies!
Interactive Ice Sculptures
Get your picture taken with some of the most amazing ice creations around! There are a number of opportunities to take a “selfie” with some remarkable and unique ice sculptures.
Community Financial Main Stage
The Community Financial Main Stage features live entertainment, awards ceremonies, presentations and music throughout the weekend of the festival.
Fire and Ice
See two basic elements of our world light up the night sky in downtown Plymouth! Fire and ice are combined to create a dazzling display on Friday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11 th that is sure to wow! Towers are lit at approximately 7:30 p.m. each evening and will burn for approximately 2 hours.
Blue Care Network of Michigan Cross Country Zone presented by Sun and Snow Sports
Bring the family down to Kellogg Park for the opportunity to try cross-country skiing! Seasoned professionals will demonstrate and explain the gear and theory of cross-country skiing – and then give the kids chance to try it for themselves! This feature is open Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. And Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Hot Spot Heated By Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning
Warm up in style at the Hot Spot, heated by Ehlers Heating and Air Conditioning. Located under The Gathering directly across from Kellogg Park. The Hot Spot features local vendors, businesses, product demonstrations, a sitting area to take a load off your feet and (most importantly) lots of heat! The Hot Spot is open during all of the official open hours of the Festival.
DFCU Financial Lights the Ice
The Plymouth Ice Festivals Ice Garden becomes even more magical at night, as the ice carvings glow with color. Join DFCU Financial and the Plymouth Ice Festival, each night as they Light The Ice. We will flip the switch during the opening ceremony on January 10th at 7pm.
Ice Throne Presented by: Henry Ford Health System
Take a seat and feel like ice royalty on the Throne! A yearly tradition that draws in kings and queens of all ages.
Amazing Wintertime Festival Food
One of the best things about being out in the winter is that you work up a great appetite! Enjoy festival favorites like elephant ears, popcorn, roasted almonds and hot chocolate. All food sales on-site can be enjoyed in the warmth of the Warming Station tables and chairs are provided all weekend long! Looking for a meal indoors? There are so many wonderful options within downtown Plymouth – from fine dining to a quick bite, candy, cookies and ice cream! Check out www.downtownplymouth.org for a complete restaurant listing.
Warm up at the Plymouth Library:
Friday 9:30 am – 6 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 – 5 pm
Thursday, January 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Library.
Any special needs individual and family members are invited to enjoy live ice carving, sensory ice blocks, crafts, entertainment and snacks. Weather permitting, a sneak peek tour in Kellogg Park is planned as well.
The Miracle League of Plymouth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing children with physical and mental disabilities an opportunity to play organized baseball. For this Ice Festival event, Miracle League families are asked to RSVP at wwwmiracleleagueofplymouth.com
Alvin B. Waddles to bring Fats Waller back to Plymouth
Drop in and warm up as Mr. Waddles comes back on Saturday, January 11 at 2 p.m. He’ll salute the late, great ‘King of Harlem Stride Pianists’ – Fats Waller. One of the Library’s most memorable programs from a few years back, you will enjoy favorites such as Honeysuckle Rose, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Feets Too Big and Handful of Keys. The generous support of the Friends of the Library will make this program possible.
Icy family fun on Sunday
On Sunday, January 12 from 12 – 3 p.m. come inside and celebrate the Plymouth Ice Festival with hot cocoa, puzzles, games and activities for children ages 5-12 with their families. No registration required. Again, this is a Friends-sponsored event.
Plymouth Historical Museum
Travel back in time through the Plymouth community’s example of the American Experience. Learn how the growth of American industry, the advent of the railroad and the invention of the automobile changed America’s small towns, especially Plymouth, Michigan! http://www.plymouthhistory.org
The Vietnam Veterans Party Lot at EG Nicks on Forest Ave.
For the biggest party in downtown Plymouth, head over to the EG Nicks Party Lot for cold beer, drink specials, and live music. The Party Lot has become the place to be for the evening crowd – and there is always a good time to be had! Or hang out on the front patio to catch some heat, see an awesome ice bar and enjoy some Stoli Vodka specialties!
Party Lot – Hours of operation/Nightly Entertainment:
Friday, January 10th – 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Smoking Mirrors
Saturday, January 11th – 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Power Play Detroit
Movie’s at the Penn Theater FROZEN II:
all seats $3.00- cash only.
Friday, January 10th. 7:00pm
Saturday, January 11th. 4:30 and 7:00pm
Sunday, January 12th. 7:00pm