The holiday season is here, and it's always a busy time for most. It's like we are in the part of the years that's on steroids. So much going on, so much to do for many of us. Once December hits, it's 31 days of crazy in my opinion.

Then, comes January 1st. It's like a giant holiday wave that finally crashed, and everything comes to a halt. January and February are my least favorite months of the year. Oh sure, Valentine's candy is already on the shelves, but that's it. And don't get me started on my thoughts about Valentine's Day. Bah Humbug.

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Yes, there are things to do during the colder months of the year. For those of you who ski, snowboard, snowmobile, ice skate, etc, it's your time. But, there are fun things to experience as well for everyone.

Did you know that there are Ice Castles set up in a few locations around the United States during the first couple of months of every year? These Ice Castles have been around since 2011 according to their website, and are "dedicated to creating an experience that will live on long after the ice melts."

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Ice Castle via Facebook

What Is An Ice Castle?

The Ice Castle website states that each castle is built by hand, taking thousands of hours to create. All the structures are made entirely from ice, including frozen towers, caverns, ice slides, crawl spaces, ice-carved thrones, and tunnels.

This winter, there are five Ice Castle locations around the country, and each one is unique to its community. Ice Castles this season can be found in New Brighton, Minnesota - Midway, Utah - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - Woodstock, New Hampshire, and much closer to home in the Adirondacks at Lake George, New York.

Ice Castle
Ice Castle via Facebook

A Polar Pub?

The Lake George Ice Castle features ice slides, caverns, archways, crawl tunnels, a snow igloo village, a mystic light walk, an artic alcove, and even a polar pub offering alcoholic drinks.

It will be located in the Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George from mid to late January through the month of February, weather dependent. For more information visit the Ice Castle website.

[via Ice Castles]

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