York Ice Trail 2023 - A Journey Through Time

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2023.

The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail and one of York’s best loved events, will return for more family friendly fun on the 4th and 5th February 2023 with a range of magnificent ice sculptures transforming the city centre.

Get ready for an icy adventure and go on “A Journey Through Time” as you walk through history and step into the future and once again see the “coolest” sculptures lining the streets.

With plenty of carvings waiting to be discovered across the city centre, it is a great way for families to explore the historic city of York. Providing a fantastic day out with endless photo opportunities and interactive activities galore, it is not one to be missed! When you need to refuel, the Shambles Food Court offers the finest food-to-go, with a great range of global flavours.

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York Ice Trail - a Make It York Event


A Journey Through Time with York Ice Trail

Book Your Stay ▸

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

Meet the Sculptors: Icebox! ▸

Icebox is the UK & Europe’s leading ice sculpture specialist, creating memorable icy masterpieces and showcasing what’s really possible with ice. Read more about them and see some behind the scenes sneak peeks of their work for York Ice Trail!

Sponsor York Ice Trail ▸

If your business would like to join the trail please check out the sponsorship packages available. We work with you to help choose the right sculpture and ensure you get the most out of taking part.

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!

See Highlights from York Ice Trail 2022 ▸ 

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.


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