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Anchors Away (Posted On: Thursday, December 19, 2013)

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Anchors and Ice will be covering historic Downtown Collingwood during the Holiday break. This unique one of a kind hand carved Ice Sculpture Festival celebrates the rich maritime heritage of our community, as a major Great Lakes shipbuilding centre and busy shipping port. The Festival will pay homage to this area's history, with dazzling sculptures of ships, lighthouses, anchors, marine life and much more.

World renowned Canadian Ice Carving Company Ice Culture will once again be carving spectacular sculptures throughout downtown Collingwood. Watch as the sculptures such as Admiral Collingwood, tall ships and treasure chests are re-created in ice right before your eyes. Enjoy sculptures that provide an interactive photo opportunity, such as the underwater car and even a stockade! Spectacular by day; stunning at night as the sculptures are all individually lit, creating a truly dazzling vision and providing a wonderful walking tour experience downtown. Be sure to pick up your Ice Sculpture Festival brochure at Town Hall or the Georgian Triangle Tourism office located at the Station / Museum.

Each weekend during the festival (December 28-29 and January 4-5) enjoy free wagon rides from noon until 4pm. You can even take in live carving demos December 28-29 at11am and 2pm in front of the Federal Building (44 Hurontario Street). We even have a maple taffy station at the Museum and a scavenger hunt starting at Town Hall on Tuesday, December 31 from 11am-3pm. Come and enjoy what a true old fashion downtown feels like, from award winning restaurants, boutique shops and a unique artisan quarter.

While taking in the festival - be sure to stop and warm up in our of our many restaurants and cafe, take time to enjoy our shops, boutiques and spas and don't forget to enjoy local arts and artisans found throughout the downtown core!

The Ice Sculpture Festival is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Bundle up and plan on spending a day this holiday season exploring all the glittering, glowing and dazzling Anchors and Ice Sculpture Festival in Downtown Collingwood.

We will see you here!

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