January 11, 2021

Ice Art Fest 2021!

5th Annual UMPC Ice Art Fest in Downtown Carlisle

Friday, February 5th   5 to 9 pm              Saturday, February 6th  9 am to 9 pm            Sunday, February 7th  9 am to 3 pm

The 5th Annual UPMC Ice Art Festival in Downtown Carlisle will be held on February 5, 6, 7. Hosted by the LoveCarlisle / Downtown Carlisle Association, over 50 sculptures will populate historic downtown for your socially distanced browsing and picture taking fun. Along with the sculptures you can enjoy a few new contactless activities, refreshments, and experiences hosted by our sponsors. The festival will begin with an unveiling at the UPMC Pinnacle Throne on Friday, February 5 at 5 pm at the Old Courthouse on the Square. At this time volunteers across downtown will unveil all the sculptures including the Ice Bar at the Comfort Suites.

“Life is different now, so when we plan our events, we have to ensure we are still following all health and safety guidelines when it comes to activities. Food trucks have been eliminated to encourage people to patronize our restaurants, and we are not hosting any indoor entertainment activities. But there will still be favorites like the diamond dig and the ice bar.” stated Glenn White, Executive Director of LoveCarlisle.

The sculptures are slated to be in front of sponsoring businesses throughout downtown. With COVID-19 precautions in place, sculptures will be at least 20 feet away from each other, guests are required to wear a mask, maintain proper social distancing, and RSVP online with your visiting time so staff can manage any crowds. You can sign-up to a 5-hour time frame at www.LoveCarlisle.com.

With COVID-19 precautions in place we are inviting everyone to participate in the contactless activities and visit, dine and shop in our stores and restaurants. You can scan the QR codes at any of our sculptures and posters around town and download the ice sculpture map.

Win a .75 Caret Diamond Ring at Marjorie’s Gems
Some of those favorites include Marjorie’s Gems Diamond Dig where you can win a 14K gold .75 mine cut diamond ring. The “dig” will be a raffle this year and limited to 100 tickets at $20 each. With your ticket purchase you will receive 10% off coupon to Marjorie’s Gems to be used in store thru April 15th, 2021, not to be combined with any other discount. Tickets will go on sale starting January 22 and the lucky winner will be selected live on Facebook on Sunday, February 7th at 1 pm.

Carriage Rides Around Downtown by Benchfield Farms

If you missed the horse and carriage rides during the holidays no worries, Ice Art Fest will provide another opportunity for you to enjoy the rides through town with Benchfield Farms.

Rides will take place Friday, February 5th from 5-9:00 pm, Saturday, February 6th from 12-8:00 pm and Sunday, February 7th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Cost for private carriage rides is $25.00 per Family/Group (4-6 Max Adults/Children – Our discretion for safety purposes) and $5 per rider for rides for anyone 4 and older with anyone under 3 free.

All COVID-19 precautions will be enforced. Reservations highly recommended by not required! To reserve your date/time please contact Traci with a call or text at 717-448-8464, via the Bench field Farms FB page or email Benchfieldfarms@comcast.net.

Giant Ice Bar at the Comfort Suites
Enjoy a hot or cold toddy on the patio of 1794 Whiskey Rebellion located at the Comfort Suites.  The Ice Bar will offer drink specials and appetizers for purchase. Reservations can be made for indoor and outdoor patio seating on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings

Celebrate two new businesses in downtown Carlisle on Saturday, February 6. At 10 am the DCA will cut the first ribbon at Suds & Kisses located at 201 North Hanover Street as they celebrate their Grand Opening. The first 50 visitors to Suds & Kisses will receive a goodie bag. They will be open until 5:00 p.m. They will remain open for visitors until 5:00 p.m.

Moving down the street to 35 East High Street, the second ribbon will be cut at 11 am with Beth McKinley with Thrivent Financial. Stop by and celebrate her Grand Opening and pick-up a Hot Cocoa to Go-Go and check out her ice sculpture and donate to the YWCA of Carlisle and Cumberland County. A special thanks goes out to Commonwealth Printing & Promotions

LoveCarlisle Souvenir Mug at Square Bean
Support the Ice Art Fest by buying a souvenir mug of Coffee, Hot Cocoa or Chai tea at Square Bean at 25 West High Street. For $5 you get the souvenir mug that you get discount first drinks of Coffee for $1 or Hot Cocoa or Chai for $2. Souvenir mug proceeds will go to offset festival costs.

Digital Scavenger Hunt all around Downtown
Get around downtown and take pictures with various great sculptures and downtown icons. Post them on social media and help promote Ice Art Fest and Downtown!

Sculpture Sponsors & Locations

Abom & Kutulakis-2 W. High St.

American Artisan Gallery-35 N. Hanover St.

Boutique on Pomfret-16 W. Pomfret St.

Cafe Bruges-16 N. Pitt St.

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce-801 S. Hanover St.

Carlisle Theater-40 W. High St.

Castlerigg Wine Shop-110 S. Hanover St.

C-Luv Thrift-20 N. Hanover St

1794 Whiskey Rebellion/Comfort Suites-10 South Hanover St.

Coover Law Firm-10 S Court House Ave #101,

Create-A-Palooza-11 E. High St.

CVVB-53 W. South St.

Deibler Insurance- On the Square on East High Street

Dough & Arrows-105 N. Hanover St.

Ejecta Projects & The ClothesVine-136 W. High St.

Exquisite Chocolates-35 S. Hanover St.

Feathers in the Nest-61 W. Chapel Ave.

Friends of the Bosler Library-158 W. High St.

Gingerbread Man-5 S. Courthouse Ave.

Grand Illusion Hard Cider-26 W. High St.

Helena’s Chocolate Cafe & Creperie-36 W. High St.

Hook and Flask Still Works-137 N. Hanover St.

Howard Hanna Real Estate-163 N. Hanover St.

John W. Gleim Jr. Inc. – In front of Sadler

Law Offices of Douglas Miller-35 E. High St.

M&T Bank-1 West High St.

Marjorie’s Gems-44 S. Hanover St.

Market Cross Pub-37 North Hanover St.

Martson Law Offices-10 E. High St.

Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb-24 N. Hanover St.

Molly Pitcher Brewing Company-139 W. High St.

No Common Scents-115 N. Hanover St.

North Hanover Grill-37 N. Hanover St.

Nothing Sweeter-10 W. Pomfret St.

OPAL Salon-61 W. Pomfret St.

Pat Craig Studio-30 W. Pomfret St.

Redd’s Smokehouse BBQ-109 N. Hanover St.

Simply Well/ CarlislePA Strong -28 S. Pitt St.

St. John’s Episcopal Church-1 N. Hanover St.

Suds & Kisses-201 N. Hanover St.

Sunrise Cafe-231 N. Hanover St.

Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Mansion-11 S. Hanover St.

the greatest gift & Transformation Training & Fitness-117 N. Hanover St.

Thrivent-35 East High St.

Tuckey Company- Veteran’s Courtyard

Tutto & Creek Bottom Frolic-14 W. Louther St.

Union Fire Company-35 W. Louther St.

UPMC – In front of Old Courhouse
Warmsprings Salon-37 W High St,

Whistlestop Bookshop-129 W. High St
Wolfe and Company Realtors-33 S. Pitt St.

Downtown Specials:
American Artisan Gallery– Offering 10% off matted prints, $5 off large Santas and other in shop specials.
Anahata Yoga & Mindful Movement-Our studio’s retail boutique will be open all 3 days of the festival. We will have special sales on most merchanise from 10-30%.

Boutique on Pomfret-Winter clearance sale with 25% off select seasonal merchandise and a complimentary hot chocolate.

Carlisle Theater-Stop by on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 am-noon and 1-3 pm for a free meet and greet with the Snow Queen, Ice Princess, Ice Master, and friendly snowman from the Enchanted Teapot. On Sunday, Feb. 7 visit with the Enchanted Teapot from 1-3 pm. Enjoy free cocoa both days during your visit.
Castlerigg Wine Shop-There will be a sale on all seasonal ice wines including Polar Vortex (apple ice wine), Vidal Ice Wine (traditional ice wine) Vidal Fire & Ice (ice wine with a cayenne pepper in the bottle). Wine tasting and mulled wine will also be available.

C-Luv Thrift-The local brand “No Wrong Place.” created by three teachers from Yellow Breeches (a school for troubled kids) will be 10% off with all the profits going to at risk youth.  Sign up for a challenge against store staff and win free merchandise!!
Comfort Suites-Stop by the Ice Bar at the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion for drink specials and appetizers. Make a reservation for indoor and outdoor patio seating for Friday and Saturday.
Create-A-Palooza– Open studio hours all weekend with special pricing on cocoa mugs $10; handprint plates! $12-$15 and 2 for $10 ornaments.

Dough & Arrows– Our new restaurant location will not be open in time for the Ice Art Fest but will have our food cart set up in front of our new locaiton at 105 N Hanover St.

Earth Artisan & Outfitter-Earth will have lots of earthy art, goods & gear with double points on Earth loyalty Cards for purchases of $10 all weekend to inspire your outdoor adventures and support life wild & free!

The Fabric Center: Tula Pink Linework, Moda Cider kits and Tilda Fabrics are all available for purchase. Free patterns will be offered with Fat Quarter Bundles and Jelly Roll purchases Feb, 5,6, and 7.
Hook and Flask Still Works-Enjoy a drink out the interactive sculpture by getting a pour of a special drink from a luge through the ice from the helmet and coming out the hose.
Howard Hanna Real Estate-Will host a Children’s Coloring Contest on Saturday from 12-2pm. We will have a Facebook event that will have downloadable pictures that kids in various age groups can color and bring to our office during the event. Age groups will be judged and there will be some small prizes. We will also hand out snacks out to those that participate. Our office won’t be open to the public, but we will have agents outside to give out snacks and collect the contest entries.
Nothing Sweeter-Help us celebrate our 1 year anniversary. Stop by for a special treat!

Sunrise Cafe– Stop by for an Ice Art Fest MUST and buy a big snowflake shaped brownie after enjoying a fresh New York style breakfast or lunch sandwiches, homemade scones, and lots of other homemade treats.

Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Mansion-We are hoping to have Live Models again in the windows!
We will be running a SNOWFLAKE SALE with 10% off for teachers and health care workers. Identification card is required from school or hospital/medical office.

the greatest gift & Transformation Training & FitnessTTF will be handing out complimentary hot chocolate from 12-2 on Saturday. the greatest gift will have an extra 15% off any clearance items for the weekend as well as extended hours.
Tutto & Creek Bottom Frolic-The weekend special on take home craft boxes and dinosaur tails! Ice Fest attendees will also be able to browse the boutique and check out our venue space.

Carlisle’s downtown events would not be possible without the support of the community and sponsors including: UPMC Pinnacle, Tuckey Company, M&T Bank, Revelation Photography, RED 102.3, Whimsy & Wild,  the Carlisle Chamber, Pomfret Group, Pat Craig Studios, Borough of Carlisle, Dickinson College and all our partners. We would like to thank them for their continued support of Downtown Carlisle.

The UPMC Pinnacle Ice Art Fest is produced by the Downtown Carlisle Association/LoveCarlisle. The Downtown Carlisle Association is a volunteer community main street development organization that markets and promotes the assets of Downtown Carlisle for the benefit of shopping, tourism, business recruitment, and economic development. Through various tourism events, downtown beautification initiatives, retail recruitment and downtown residential revitalization, we make Downtown a great place to live, work, shop & play!

Up-to-date information is at www.IceArtFest.com or www.LoveCarlisle.com.




We want this event to be safe for everyone, our business owners, visitors to the event and event staff. Guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC guidelines. Come, enjoy and have FUN! For more information visit www.iceartfest.com.

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