Ice Festival Has Lots of Events, New Features This Year, Feb. 3, 4


Lots of Events, New Features for Lewisburg Ice Festival

LEWISBURG – Lots of events and some new features are in the works for next month’s Lewisburg Ice Festival.

Lewisburg Downtown Partnership Executive Director Ellen Ruby says one of the new events this year is a ‘Sip and Stroll’ Friday night February 3, “It’s an event sponsored by the Susquehanna River Valley Visitor’s Bureau, and there will be tickets for sale. But basically, we will invite folks 21 and older to stroll Market Street, shopping and sipping on a sample from eight different wineries and breweries.”

As for the ice festival, Ruby says ice trucks will begin arriving in downtown Lewisburg Friday as well.   Then Saturday February 4, is the annual and popular Polar Bear Plunge, hosted by Lewisburg Neighborhoods takes place.

“First 200 folks to register for this event receive a beanie, which usually acknowledges the fact you survived the plunge. You can register the day of the event, but the first 200 people get the beanie. I’ll tell you what, the numbers have grown exponentially, and I believe they anticipate more than 200 this year.”

In another new twist; there will be a ‘Pregame the Plunge,’ “It will involve a walk down Market Street with a stop or two along the way and a final visit to Brasserie Louis. And then Lewisburg Neighborhood will lead the parade from the corner of Market and South Front Street at 2 p.m., heading to Lewisburg Landing for the 19th Annual Lewisburg Polar Bear Plunge.”

Registration is available now on the Lewisburg Neighborhoods website. There will also be children’s activities in Hufnagle Park throughout the weekend, along with a new children’s movie at 1 p.m. Saturday at Campus Theatre, ‘Balto.’ There’s also the Chocolate Gala Saturday Night at the Lewisburg Hotel, and tickets for the Chocolate Flights Saturday are available on the Lewisburg Downtown Partnership’s website. Hear more on the Podcast Page or wherever you listen to podcasts.


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