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It may be an unusually warm day for November in New England, but don’t let this false summer fool you. Winter is coming. And one way to celebrate the season is in an ice castle.

The New Hampshire Ice Castles will open to the public for the seventh season in early January of 2021. Although, the COVID-19 pandemic will force this event to look a little different than in year’s past.

Instead of receiving visitors by the thousands, crowds will be limited and guests are asked to follow the one-way flow of walking traffic through tunnels and crawl spaces in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Visitors will also need to wear face coverings to abide by the mandates.

“We are thrilled to welcome families back to Ice Castles this winter,” CEO Kyle Standifird said. “The safety of our guests and staff has always been our top priority, and the new features and guidelines we have in place this season are designed to create a safe and magical environment for everyone.”

There will also be a new “quarter-mile-long winter light-walk in the forest and a sledding hill” to encourage guests to keep a safe distance from one another.

Workers will begin constructing the frozen fortress by growing and harvesting up to 10,000 icicles each day starting in late-November, weather permitting.

Tickets are not on sale yet, but you can click HERE to purchase ahead of your trip when they do become available.