Snow Sculpture in the Dark (Loveland, CO – Dec. 5-10, 2011)

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Snow Sculpture After Dark 2010 (Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved)

Loveland, Colorado has long been associated with sculpture.

Once the home of four foundries and still the home of one of the largest international sculpture show weekends in the country, it only seems appropriate that Loveland is now the home of Snow Sculpture in the Dark.

This is the 2nd year of this event, and six teams, some with snow sculpting experience, others with none, try their hand at making giant sculptures on the streets of historic downtown Loveland, Colorado.

The event starts on December 5, with community snow stomping at 5:30 p.m. Snow sculpting begins the next day at noon. All sculptures will be located on the south side of 4th Street, between Railroad Ave. and Washington Ave.

Snow Sculpture in the Dark is more than just sculpting snow, it’s a Colorado destination festival. The real fun takes place on December 9 and 10, when downtown Loveland will be alive with entertainment for young, old and everyone in between. The highlights include an artisan show and free ice bowling with s’mores and hot apple cider.

On the evening of Friday, December 9, don’t miss the 1st Annual Liquid Arts Festival. Earlier this month, HeidiTown gave away tickets to this celebration of Colorado’s handcrafted distilleries.  Eight Colorado, small-batch distilleries will be on hand for patrons to sample their wares and talk shop with the owners. Tickets can be purchased at Dancing Pines Distillery or here.

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Snow Sculpture After 2010. A half-completed snow sculpture sits next to long-term sculpture in downtown Loveland, Colorado. Many sculptures can be see around the City of Loveland. Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved.

On Saturday, December 10, the snow sculpting and artisan show continues and downtown will be an exciting place to be with music and other entertainment, including Santa Claus. On both the 9th and 10th festival goers will have a chance to vote for their favorite snow sculpture in the People’s Choice Awards.

Families will be happy to know that this is an affordable festival. Thanks to generous festival sponsors, from noon to 4 p.m. on December 10, there will be a variety of free children’s activities including face painting, ice bowling, balloon animals, carriage rides and more.

Be sure to stick around for the Snow Sculpture Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. followed by the Parade of Lights.

This event is brought to you by Engaging Loveland and various sponsors, including HeidiTown.com. To learn more visit EngagingLoveland.org.


4 responses to Snow Sculpture in the Dark (Loveland, CO – Dec. 5-10, 2011)

  1. I’m excited about all the festivities going on with this festival this year. I’ll be helping with the Parade. Come say hi if you are down town.

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