What's happening around town Ice Art Fest Weekend!
Thursday, January 25, 2024 by Phil George


Ice Art Fest returns to downtown Carlisle on Friday, February 2nd at 4pm and runs through Sunday, February 4th at 3pm. We have over 120 sculptures throughout downtown this year and we hope you’ll check out everything downtown Carlisle has to offer including our specilty shops, boutiques, restaurants and breweries! We’ve compiled a list of what specials our merchants have going on over Ice Art Fest weekend.

1794 Whiskey Rebellion at the Comfort Suites (Located at 10 S Hanover Street): Make sure to stop by the ICE BAR at 1794 Whiskey Rebellion. Here’s a look at this year’s Ice Fest menu and specials! 

Anahata Yoga Studio & Boutique (1 Liberty Ave):  Once again we are celebrating our anniversary of moving to downtown Carlisle with an Ice Fest Open House! We will have an ice sculpture in front of the store again this year and will have a TON of specials and sales going on throughout the store. Come on out and enjoy some sweet deals at the shop, check out the ice sculpture and the studio, and have a cup of tea and some treats!
Ice Art Fest Store Hours: 
Fri Feb 2: 11a-6p  // Sat Feb 3: 10a-7p  //  Sun Feb 4: 10a-2p
Specials & Sales:
ALL CLOTHING - 40% OFF (unless already marked below that)
20% OFF all winter candles
Essential Oils - BUY ONE GET ONE FREE
20% OFF winter fragrances of og wax melts
GIFT with any purchase over $20

Back Porch Brewing Inc. (Located at: 133 N Hanover Street) will be having a DJ Night with DJ Scott Cohick on Friday, February 2nd beginning at 7pm. Saturday, don’t miss live music with The Unusual Guests beginning at 7pm. 


Beth McKinley & Roots Financial Group at thrivent (Located at: 35 E High Street) 

Join us as we once again host YWCA Carlisle and Cumberland County with a cup of hot cocoa. (While supplies last.)

Donations made to YWCA Carlisle and Cumberland County will be matched $1 for $1, up to $500. 

Boutique on Pomfret (Located at: 101 N Hanover Street) has their store closing sale running through Ice Art Fest weekend! 


Extended hours until 8 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. No Sunday hours.

All inventory (excluding Polish Pottery, doTERRA and consignment items) will be reduced to 50% off. Everything must go!Additionally, my fixtures and decor will be priced for sale, with additional items being added as more space becomes available.

C-Luv Thrift (Located at: 20 N Hanover Street) is celebrating their 5th Anniversary!!

C-Luv has Ice Art Fest Gear! Message them on social media to get yours.

HUNDREDS of items will be 75% OFF!



CARLISLE ARTS LEARNING CENTER ( Located at: 38 W Pomfret Street): Warm up at Carlisle Arts Learning Center and take in 2 exhibits: In the G.B. Stuart Gallery, Looking In, Reaching Out, 34 artists interpret the theme of introspection and human connection.  In the Upper Gallery, Let's Play:  Human connections and interactions that happen through games and play is highlighted with plenty of hands-on activities.

Gallery open Friday, Feb. 2, 10am-8pm. 

Friday at 5 pm, 6pm, and 7 pm, metalsmith Abria Donato will demonstrate Ice Casting, one of the many ways to cast shapes with molten metal.  Come watch as Donato melts silver and pours it into buckets of ice to create unique pieces of jewelry! Super cool!

Gallery open Saturday, Feb. 3: 10am-5pm.

Closed Sunday.

Carlisle Antique Mall (Located at: 164 N Hanover Street)

Carlisle Creative Vibes (Located at: 154 N Hanover Street) 

Special hours: Friday 11am-9pm  //  Saturday 10am-10pm  //  Sunday 10am-6pm


Friday 2/2

4pm Ice Sculpture Reveal
4-9pm Mini Reading Specials ($20 for 15min. walk-ins only)

Coral Casting with Pat Banzhoff
Tarot & Rune Readings with Mary Cooney

Saturday 2/3

ALL DAY for purchase ($2-7): s'mores bar, chocolate-covered cheesecake, hot cocoa, cider, and hot tea
10am-6pm Mini Reading Specials ($20 for 15min. walk-ins only)

Coral Casting with Pat Banzhoff
Tarot & Rune Readings with Mary Cooney

6-9pm FREE live music out front of our store 

Matt Jameson Acoustic
Sarabesque Drag Performances throughout the night 

Sunday 2/4

10am-6pm Mini Reiki Special ($20 for 15min. walk-ins only)

Reiki Session with Julia Rillo

4-6pm Beginning Cold Irrigation Tie Dyeing Class $35 (We will be recycling some of the ice sculptures for this class)

Includes t-shirt (size indicated at time of ticket purchase), dye, and ice from Ice Art Fest Sculptures
Renee of All the Colors Tie Dye
Tickets can be purchased in person or at Events Coming Up | Carlisle Creative Vibes

We will have free drawings all weekend long giving away items from our vendors in our store.
Please if you need anymore information let us know as well as going to our facebook page you will see lots of photos and information already posted that you are able to use to share as well.  

Castlerigg Wine Shop (Located at: 110 South Hanover Street) will be hosting LIVE MUSIC on Friday, February 1st with Dave Topper beginning at 5:30pm and on Saturday, February 2 with Kirk Wise beginning at 5:30pm.


The Carlisle Theatre will be showing BARBIE over Ice Art Fest Weekend! Click the poster to get your tickets now.


Central Wedge Cheese Shop (Located at: 25 W High Street)

Destiny Dairy Bar Hot Cocoa Pop-Up

Ice Art Fest Hours: 5-8pm  //  Saturday: 11am-5pm  //  Sunday: 11am-3pm

the ClothesVine (Located at: 134 W High Street) has an extra 20% OFF on all sale items! 

Ice Art Fest Hours: Friday: 10am-7pm  //  Saturday: 10am-7pm  //  Sunday: 10am-4pm

Create-A-Palooza (Located at: 11 East High Street) will have special hours during Ice Art Fest weekend! 

Friday: 4-8pm // Saturday: 10am-8pm  // Sunday: 12-5pm 



Create your own Keepsake!!

We will have pre-stenciled mugs ready to paint or choose a bowl, plate or mug  and decal your own with transfers you can use. Just like a temporary tattoos you stick on with water after you paint your item. When it dries we peel and fire!

We will also have already painted mugs for purchase as well . 

The Cracked Pot Coffee Shop (Opening in Spring at: 34 N Hanover Street)

will be I (Mary) will be set up outside their new storefront in downtown over Ice Art Fest weekend! 

Friday: 5-8pm  //  Saturday 1-7pm

Eclipse Gaming Cafe (Located at: 57 W Pomfret Street) has a special new drink for this month called The Snowglobe! In honor of Ice Art Fest we bring this citrus drink full of edible sprinkles and glitter to give it an icy touch. Eclipse also just released their new menu. Stop in for some food and drinks and play some games.  



Etter Events at The Vault (Located at 1 N Hanover Street) will be conducting free tours of the newly remodeled space on N Hanover Street!

Exquisite Chocolates of Carlisle (Located at: 35 S Hanover Street) will have extended hours over Ice Art Fest Weekend! Giving you extra time to revel in the icy enchantment. Bundle up and join the extended frosty celebration.

Ice Art Fest Hours: Friday: 11am-8pm  // Saturday: 10am-8pm  // Sunday: Closed

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #1299 (Located at: 26 E High Street) will be hosting Bingo that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Doors open at 11:30am and bingo starts at 1pm! 

Gather Your Party Games (Located at: 219 N Hanover Street)

Gather Your Party Games’ game room and game library will be available to use at no charge all weekend for ice fest! Outside food is welcome.

Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy (Located at: 56 W High Street) will have FUDGE and they will be open with extended hours for Ice Art Fest!

Friday: 11:30am-8ish  //  Saturday: 10:30am-8ish  //  Sunday: 11:30am-3ish

Gingerbread Man (Located at: 5 S Court House Ave) will have drink specials throughout Ice Art Fest weekend! 


Grandma Stamm’s (Located at: 44 E High Street) will be open until midnight on Friday, February 2 for Ice Art Fest!

the greatest gift (located at: 117 N Hanover Street) will be open special hours Ice Art Fest Weekend:

Friday: 10a-8p  //  Saturday: 10a-6p  //  Sunday: 12p-4p

Totem Pole Winery will be giving out samples on Saturday & we will have additional 30% OFF CLEARANCE! 


History on High – The Shop (Located at 22 W High Street):

  • CVMRRA Winter Train Display in High Street window.
  • Friday, February 2nd from 1-5pm & Saturday, February 3rd from 11am-2pm: Elaine Haag of Elaine Haag Designs will hold Nuno Felting demonstrations at History on High – The Shop
  • Saturday, February 3 from 12-2pm: George Johnson will hold a book signing for his book “Iron Horse Rambles as seen through the lens of photographer Jim Bradley”

Hook & Flask Still Works (Located at: 137 N Hanover Street) will have Whiskey and Apple Pie Mooneshine Shots through our Ice Luge Friday and Saturday nights! 

LIVE MUSIC: Dave Gates: Friday 7-10pm & Nick Andrew Staver: Saturday 7-10pm

Brunch on Sunday from 11a-2p! See you at The Hook! 

Howard Hanna of Carlisle, PA (Located at: 163 N Hanover Street): Stop by and check out our ice sculpture on Saturday, February 3rd between 11am-2pm. We will have HOT CHOCOLATE & POPCORN! 

Libre Skateboard (Located at: 12 E South Street) has a BIG WINTER SALE happening Ice Art Fest Weekend! Stop in and take advantage of the savings and get ready for spring! 

Marjorie’s Gems Diamond Dig (Located at: 44 S Hanover Street) 

The original DIG is returning to Marjorie's Gems during this year's Ice Art Fest. All heart containers will be opened at the same time and EVERYONE WHO PURCHASES A TICKET IS A WINNER! Each heart will have a coupon inside for a piece of jewelry valued between $5 and $20... + one lucky person will win the DIAMOND!

Tickets can be purchased at Marjorie’s Gems beginning on Friday, February 2nd at Noon and winners are chosen Sunday, February 4th at 2pm. Tickets: $20 – Limit 5 per person. Only a 100 tickets are sold. 

All proceeds benefit the Downtown Carlisle Association. 

Molly Pitcher Brewing Co. (Located at: 139 W High Street) In addition, to inside service, Molly Pitcher will be slinging beers to go outside on Saturday from 11am-5pm and on Sunday from 12pm-4pm. 


North Hanover Grille (Located at 37 N Hanover Street) will be kicking things off on Thursday, February 1st with live ice carver Danny Kissel. New Trail Brewing will also be on hand!  


Pat Craig Studios (Located at: 30 W Pomfret Street) will be having a PUZZLE SALE!! Select puzzles with the sticker will be 50% OFF during Ice Art Fest Weekend! 

Perch Cowork (Located at: 151 S Hanover St) is holding a Ice Art Fest Open House. While enjoying the ice sculptures downtown Saturday afternoon, stop by and warm up with a hot drink while touring our coworking and meeting space.
If you've been thinking about coworking here this is a great opportunity to meet some people and get a tour of the space.

Playa Bowls (located at 32 N Hanover Street) will be offering a special bowl exclusively for Ice Art Fest! Playa will also be open extended hours through the weekend. 

Salzmann Hughes, P.C. will be in the Ice Garden located off North Pitt Street and they are teaming with the Carlisle School District for a Bison ice sculpture this year! Grab a picture, post your photo to Facebook, and tag @SalzmannHughesPC for your chance to win a Carhartt beanie to keep you warm this winter! We are #HerdStrong!


Sanctuary Boutique (Located at: 100 W High Street) invites you to check out their New Spring Arrivals, Valentine, and St. Patty Goods! All Fall and Winter apparel is 30% OFF!

Taqueria Laurita (Located at: 150 W High Street) will have special hours for Ice Art Fest Weekend!  

Friday: 11am-8pm  //  Saturday: 11am-8pm  //  Sunday:  11am-2:30pm

Online Ordering:

The United Way of Carlisle and Cumberland County & Success by 6 is giving you and your family a chance to participate in their Ice Art Fest “Selfie Photo” Scavenger Hunt! 

Union Cigar GRAND OPENING with Oliva Cigars
52 W Pomfret St, Carlisle, PA 17013

Friday, February 2, 2024 from 12PM - 9PM
Union Cigar Carlisle is OFFICIALLY opening its doors and we want you to join the celebration.
Join us for exclusive Oliva deals, swag, and memorable moments. The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Carlisle Association will be here to cut the ribbon at 1 PM - don’t be late! Bring friends, bring drinks, bring an appetite for fine cigars. This is more than a cigar lounge - it’s where community and camaraderie reign.
Come one, come all - your cigar-fueled escape awaits at 52 W Pomfret St! We’ll see you at the Union!

Woven by Legacies (Located at: 52 E High Street) is having an Open House. 

Stop by while viewing all the ice sculptures! We'll have vendors, free hot chocolate, coffee, and snacks while supplies last.

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