The First Ice Lantern Exhibition was held in 1963. It is held in the Zhaolin Park every winter. It covers an area of 6.5 hectors. About 1500 works are on show, with about 2000 cubic ice used. It's the earliest and largest ice lantern exhibition in the world at present. It has been developed into a large-scale outdoor ice lantern exhibition. It's Harbin's traditional activity. The scene is very spectacular. The scenery is very attractive. Harbin's artists use the natural ice to create all kinds of ice-sculpture works of art. With some modern technological means, artists and craftsmen turn pieces of natural ice into many fine and vivid ice-lantern works of art. The whole park is changed into an ice world and a lantern sea. Every year, there are new changes in the Ice Lantern Exhibition. So, it's called "the nonrepetitive fairy tale forever" by people
1、The Ice Lantern Exhibition begins on January 5 and extends into the end of next February.
2、On the Harbin Ice and Snow festival held once every year, visits can not only take part in the Ice Lantern Exhibition to enjoy all kinds of ice sculptures, but also participate in various sports held in the Grant World of Ice and Snow, such as, taking ice boat, beating ice monkey, skating, watching the winter swimming game and the wedding held on the ice.