A chill has been in the air for a few weeks now, so it's no wonder work has begun on a new season of Ice Castles in Woodstock, New Hampshire.

The ice is being formed, light features are popping up on the forest walk and tubing hills are being groomed for another season of fun in this family friendly, winter wonderland.

So what can you expect from the New Hampshire Ice Castles 11th season?

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Apparently an all new design.

In a recent press release, Ice Castles CEO Kyle Standifird said "“The excitement our visitors bring year after year drives us to not only meet their expectations, but to exceed them. This year we are rolling out a new castle design that we can’t wait to share with our visitors,”

But the ice castle itself is just the beginning.

Inside the castle walls visitors will find more super fun slides, crazy crawl tunnels, icy mazes, hidden alcoves and brand, new ice sculptures around every corner.

Plus last year's very popular Polar Pub is returning to serve winter-themed alcoholic beverages from a literal bar of ice.

And that's just inside the castle.

Surrounding the walls of ice will be a Mystic Forest that visitors can walk through on an illuminated path, venture into the magic of the winter fairy village or simply coast through on winter sleigh rides.

There will also be a snow tubing hill and back by popular demand, the private alcove inside the castle walls that you can book for special events.

If this all sounds too exciting to wait, you are in luck. Tickets for the 2023-2024 season are going on sale November 29, 2023 exclusively on the Ice Castles website.

Just make sure you're prepared for your trip to New Hampshire...

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Gallery Credit: Megan

Drone Captures Images of the Breathtaking Lake George Ice Castles

Many in our area are excited for another season in the Adirondacks and the Lake George Ice Castles. Set to open for the season later this Winter, this year's exhibit
the Ice Castles will be expanded and enhanced in year two, and some of the significant additions include, an ice bar, whimsical winter characters for meet-and-greets, and new light features according to Town officials.

This magical display debuted last winter in the ADKs and is set to open later this year, and weather permitting, it will run through the entire 2023 Winter Season.
Check out these spectacular drone photos taken above the Lake George Ice Castles by the Adirondack Drone Company in Crowne Point. These images were taken last winter and showcase the sheer, sparkling beauty of these icy gems - quickly becoming one of Upstate's most-beloved attractions.

Gallery Credit: Brian Cody TSM

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