Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting – Friday, January 6th 7:00pm

Please join us as we officially open the 2017 Plymouth Ice Festival. City of Plymouth commission members will be in attendance to help cut the ribbon and kick off the 2017 Ice Festival celebrations.

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 6th at 7pm.

DFCU Logo High Res

Winter Wonderland Michigan Market

Come check out Penniman Ave. for the Winter Wonderland Michigan Market. The market will feature venders with products and food from around the Mitten State.

Market hours:

Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

Dueling Chainsaws Competition – Saturday, January 7th 7:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand is the 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.

IHA Ice Carving Demonstration and Nightly Entertainment

Friday, immediately after the ribbon cutting ceremony, come watch as we turn a simple block of ice into a wonderful work of art with IHA on stage! Then stick around and listen for our live DJ both Friday and Saturday night.



Family Petting Zoo

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.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – weather permitting

Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – weather Permitting

Horse Drawn Trolley

Experience Plymouth from a horse-drawn trolley. Carriages leave from the corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Union street (the old Saxston’s parking lot). Rides cost $5 per person and run 15 minutes.

Carriage rides operate on:

Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Genisys Credit Union Collegiate Ice Carving Competitions

The 2017 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 7th

College Individual Carving Competition – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Awards at 1 p.m.

Sunday, January 8th

College Team Carving Competition – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Awards at 1 p.m.



Escape Room Studios will be at the Plymouth Ice Festival with their vintage Airstream. Collect hidden messages, uncover cryptic clues, decipher puzzles to try and ESCAPE! Can you get out? Great for families, groups up to 6 and dates.

Must pre-book or BOOK ONLINE at

Friday: 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:30p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00, 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

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.

Lou LaRiche Ice Throne

Take a seat and feel like ice royalty on the Lou LaRiche Ice Throne! A yearly tradition that draws in kings and queens of all ages.

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 6th and Saturday, January 7th that is sure to wow!  Towers are lit at approximately 7:30 p.m. each evening and will burn for approximately 2 hours.

Plymouth Community United Way

Learn about all the things the Plymouth United Way dose for the community and warm up at there Hot Cocoa Bar by stopping by their office at 960 W. Ann Arbor Trail Suite 2 on Saturday January 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

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 7 p.m. And Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Blue Care Network of Michigan

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.



PARC Warming Station, Winter Artisans Market and FREE Family Activities

Feelin’ Frozen? Find your way out of the cold and into PARC – The Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex, located at the corner of Church and Main. The PARC warming station will be open Saturday January 7th from noon-5 p.m., and Sunday January 8th from noon-5 p.m. serving FREE hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks. Also taking place at PARC is a Winter Artisans Market and the FREE family activities listed below.



Winter Artisans Market – PARC

Saturday, January 7th and Sunday, January 8th

Open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Winter Artisan Market is organized by PARC-Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex to celebrate local culture, food, fashion and art during the winter months.


Al Cocina (packaged meals)                         Goose Neck Coffee Co.

Barker handmade (knits)                              Grow Soul (Yoga bags)

East Harbor Goods (mugs & bags)              Simple Threads (DTP logo wear)

Glazed and Amused Pottery                          Sweet Bird Kitchen (pie crust crumbles)

Hansel and Gretel – PARC

Two FREE Performances!

Saturday, January 7th
at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Main Street Opera Theatre presents an abridged version of Hansel and Gretel at the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex. Based on the Brothers Grimm classic fairytale, Engelbert Humperdinck’s adaptation follows Hansel and Gretel on a journey during which they meet the Sandman, the Dew Fairy, and of course, the Witch. Children will cheer when Hansel and Gretel use their cunning wits and most importantly, their brave hearts to defeat evil and live happily ever after. This production is just under an hour, sung in English, and perfect for the whole family! Join us there will also be crafts for the kids and pictures with the cast!

Weston Welch – Violinist – PARC

Sunday, January 8th

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Forever After Productions – PARC

Sunday, January 8th

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Forever After Productions along with Dance BEAT Dance Studio will showcase a selection of vocalists and dance performances.

Downtown Music Academy Student Showcase – PARC

Sunday, January 8th

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Downtown Music Academy will be showcasing some of their brilliant students who will entertain you with a variety of pop and Broadway music selections!.

RunDTP Plymouth Ice Festival 3 Mile Family Walk/Run
Join us Saturday, January 7th at 9:00 AM for the RunDTP Plymouth Ice Festival 3 Mile Family Walk/Run in Downtown Plymouth’s Kellogg Park! We gather in Kellogg Park kitty-corner from Panera. The 3 mile route starts and finishes in Kellogg Park. 4,5,6 and 7 mile routes are available for those wanting to do more. See route map at Kids, baby joggers, and dogs on a leash – all are welcome. No registration required and the event is FREE. RunDTP is a Plymouth community walking/running group and proud to be a part of the Plymouth Ice Festival!

Z Spot Fitness – PARC

Z Spot Fitness will lead a demonstration of one of the most recent trends in fitness. POUND(R) is a full body fitness jam session that combines easy to follow (not complex or embarrassing) cardio moves with strength training and constant simulated drumming using lightly weighted drumsticks called Ripstix! This workout is for all fitness levels.

Saturday, January 7th
2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

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 for a complete restaurant listing.


Warm up at the Plymouth Library:

Saturday January 7th 2 p.m.

Tribute artist & impersonator Chris Ayotte presents his Rat Pack Style Show, including tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and friends (Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Johnny Carson, and others may appear), interspersed with fun-loving comedy.
Drop in and warm up!

Library Hours During the Plymouth Ice Festival

Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.


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!


Party Lot at EG Nicks on Forest Ave. presented by Miller Light, Sam Adams and Svedka Vodka

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 Svedka Vodka specialties!


Party Lot – Hours of operation:

Friday, January 6th – 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 7th – 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.


Movie’s at the Penn Theater: DOCTOR STRANGE

Friday, January 6th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, January 7th at 4:20 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 8th at 4:20 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.