Christmas in Ice
North Pole, Alaska 99705
North Pole, Alaska, jump-starts the holidays with a winter wonderland ice-carving competition.What better way to commemorate the season than by heading to the North Pole? North Pole, Alaska, that is, home of Christmas in Ice, the frosty wonderland where bundled competitors carve up to 20-foot-tall ice sculptures in 20-degree weather. These aren't your average hunks of frozen water–artists brave the biting cold, sometimes spending as long as 15 hours a day chipping away. Kids can sled down 12 light-lined ice slides, including a winding 130-foot-long slope.