York Ice Trail 2023 - A Journey Through Time

From 10am, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2023.

Make It York Event, sponsored by York Park & Ride

Time Travel through the prehistoric age, walk through history and step into the future on A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME at York Ice Trail 2023. Handcrafted sculptures from different time and dimensions are waiting to be discovered. Live carving, interactive experiences and the chance to win great prizes, it’s an extraordinary day out!

When you need to refuel, Shambles Market Food Court offers the finest food-to-go. While travelling through space and time, if you lose your way in the ether then our seasoned time travellers at the Visitor Information Centre on Parliament Street will be your guides and put you back on track.

Live Ice Carving

Head over to St Sampsons Square and let Ice Box transport you to the Arctic. Watch them work their magic and transform an impressive ice cube into a work of art directly in front of your eyes!

Magic and Mythology at Middletons Hotel, Skeldergate

This year, Middletons’ family-friendly Ice Trail showcase is back and better than ever. The historic grounds will transform into a mystical world of mythology, including four show-stopping ice sculptures and plenty of photo opportunities throughout the day. York Gin, City Cruises and Potions Cauldron will be on-site, with crafts, competitions and surprise creatures – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

The York Quest app, York BID

The York Quest app is a fun and free activity, available all year round and features augmented reality virtual characters which bring York’s famous history to life! You’ll meet some very well-known characters as well as discovering some new ones. Use the GPS-enabled map to find and collect each one. The York Quest app is free to download and is available on Google Play Store and App Store.


Make visiting York Ice Trail even easier with York Park & Ride! Avoid the hassle and expense of driving into the centre with buses up to every 12 minutes and free parking at all sites – what’s more, an Adult Return ticket is just £3.50 and up to three children go free.

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A Journey Through Time with York Ice Trail

York Ice Trail Map ▸

Download the York Ice Trail 2023 map and go on A Journey Through Time to discover handcrafted ice sculptures generously sponsored by local businesses.

York Ice Trail Sculpture List ▸

See a list of all York Ice Trail 2023 sculptures and get some hints as to what some of the ice sculptures for this year's event might be!

Book Your Stay in York ▸

Choose from a wide range of accommodation, from family friendly self-catering getaways to luxury spa hotels, giving you an eclectic choice of inviting places to rest your head after a day of exploring York Ice Trail.

York Ice Trail FAQs ▸ 

Find answers to common questions about York Ice Trail, from if you need a ticket to where to find a map!

Meet the Sculptors: Icebox! ▸

Icebox is the UK & Europe’s leading ice sculpture specialist, read more about them and see some behind the scenes sneak peeks of their work for York Ice Trail!

Accessibility Guide ▸ 

Make It York is proud to organise many free events and festivals throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can participate, with access requirements in place to support with additional needs.

York Ice Trail 2022 Highlights ▸ 

York Ice Trail returned to York on the 5th - 6th March 2022 for frosty and fantastical fun where people were transported “Around the World” with over 40 magnificent ice sculptures transforming the city centre into a magical wonderland.

Visitor Information ▸ 

Find useful travel, accessibility, and parking information, as well as how to find our friendly and knowledgeable team at the Visit York Information Centre & Gift Shop will give you a very warm welcome!

York Park & Ride ▸ 

Make travelling into the city easier with York Park & Ride! Avoid the hassle and expense of driving into the centre with buses up to every 12 minutes and free parking at all sites – what’s more, an Adult Return ticket is just £3.50 and up to three children go free.

York Ice Trail 2023 Sponsors

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