The first Jerusalem International Ice Festival opens this week in the Old Train Station Plaza in Jerusalem, and will feature ice sculptures of many of the city’s famous landmarks.
The exhibition, which runs from March 6 through April 30, will be housed in a massive 16,150 square-feet temporary structure in the train station parking lot, and also features ice skating rinks, a concert area and a bar made of ice. The building will be cooled. Local sights such as the Tower of David, the Israel Museum, Jaffa Gate, and the new light rail will be displayed carved in ice in the artificially cooled exhibition space.
The ice extravaganza, located on David Remez Street, is open from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and holiday eves, and on evenings after Shabbat and holidays from one hour after the holiday until midnight. Tickets cost NIS 65 per person and need to be purchased in advance.