Your little snow bunny doesn’t get the winter blues. Instead, he’s all about making the most of the season’s white-stuff bounty. We couldn’t agree more! That’s why we’ve rounded up the coolest winter fests the country has to offer so you can get your snow, sled, ski and polar plunge fixes in all season long. Flip through to find a winter wonderland celebration near you!

WinterFest – Blowing Rock, N.C. – Jan. 25-28, 2018

The warmer climes of North Carolina might seem an unlikely spot for a winter festival, but even without mounds of the fluffy white stuff, this town knows how to make the most of the winter months. Families can take the Polar Plunge at Chetola together to get the party started and then check out the impressive ice sculptures local artists create using chainsaws and other unlikely tools. There are also kid’s activities and a WinterPaws Dog Show (for your furriest family member) to participate in.

Travel Tip: Grab a spoon and belly up to the tasty comfort foods that’ll keep you feeling warm and cozy, even when it isn’t outside.


photo: courtesy of Blowing Rock WinterFest

Do you have a favorite winter festival to share with us? Which one do you want to visit? Let us know in the Comments below!

— Allison Sutcliffe & Gabby Cullen