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Frozen in Time Festival

… Another Reason to Visit Simcoe County


December 28 – 30, 2017
View Spectacular Storytelling Ice Sculptures
Throughout Downtown Collingwood

Sculpture Locations Map


Presented by Simcoe County Tourism
December 28-30, 2017
Winter fun, games & entertainment 1pm-4pm
Simcoe Street and Tremont Lane

Daily Program

Carve This Way

December 28 – 30
Be prepare to be wowed with spectacular lit-up storytelling ice sculptures that capture the Town’s history and celebrate Canada’s 150th. Map of the ice sculpture locations coming soon!

Hot Chocolate & Goodies

Hot Chocolate, Cookies & Goodies

Warm up with delicious local eats treats and hot beverages. ($)

scavenger hunt

Giant Classic Family Games

Bring family and friends to Tremont Lane and compete against one another in a game of Giant Jenga, Connect Four or Yahtzee, compliments of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

fireside family lounge

Fireside Lounge

Stay warm and enjoy the crackling fire at the Winter Wonderland Village as you and your family rediscover the joy of spending time together.

Move & Groove Living Water Celebration Stage

Bring the whole family! Get up, get active and get your groove on with high energy performances by Tyler Boyle, Lori Hough and Erin McAndrew daily at 3pm.

'Ice Carvers' Battle of the Chainsaws

December 28-30 daily at 1 pm
You can cheer on world renowned ice carvers as they go head to head battling it out using their formidable carving skills to win the crowd’s approval.

double slide

NEW! Giant Double Slide

December 28-30
Experience thrills, laughter and fun-galore on our giant double slide!

Traditional Street Hockey

Celebrate winter and get the blood flowing with a spirited game of street hockey, including a classic shoot out challenge presented by the Environment Network.

sugar plum pavillion

Kids' Craft Centre

A host of fun activities for kids of all ages at the Collingwood Public Library, including the Imagination playground filled with giant foam building blocks, the Toy Testing Station compliments of Minds Alive, and Winterwarming Baby & Me Storytime.

HORIZON – A Visual Symphony of Canada

Daily from 1pm – 5pm in the SESQUI 360 Film Dome at Central Park Arena
HORIZON is SESQUI’s marquee hemispherical film. The 20-minute film is a soaring visual symphony that places viewers in the centre of the action during an inspiring showcase of Canadian creative expression that unfolds from coast to coast to coast. HORIZON takes its audience on a revealing expedition from the highest peaks to the deepest seas, and through all ten provinces and three territories. Drawing upon artistic inspiration from across our country’s rich cultural mosaic, the film features traditional and contemporary creative works set in the unforgettable urban and natural landscapes of our diverse nation.

wagon rides

Old-Fashioned Wagon Rides Around Downtown

Departing regularly between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm from Town Hall. Climb aboard and enjoy the ride!

sugar plum pavillion

Featuring the Finest Local Foods on Simcoe Street

Tremont Café – French inspired restaurant in the historic Tremont will be serving mulled wine and German Sausage on the patio around a crackling fire. Farm to Table – Hot Apple Cider and Southern Cuisine with a local twist, Soco – will be onsite featuring their wood-fired pizza from a 1951 Mercury truck. Creemore Coffee – Hot chocolate and seasonal lattes – traditional soup and sandwich specials and festive treats.

Free Concerts Theatre Performances

Free Concerts & Theatre Performances

Simcoe Theatre – Dec 28, 29 and 30 at 5pm
Sebastian Ellis on Piano with great songs from the 1950s, John Haines and Friends, and The Shipyard Kitchen Party. At 2pm daily the Quarter Century Theatre brings classic children’s stories to life in Stories by Us – Interactive performances that are fun for all ages.

Free Films

Simcoe Street Theatre – Dec 28 and Dec 30 at 3pm
Renowned ‘Snow People’ brought to you by Mountain Goat Film, and on Dec 29 enjoy NFM Short Films, also starting at 3pm. Visit What’s On Simcoe Street.


Tremont Studios Open House with the Artists

Visit the Galleries at 65 Simcoe Street and be inspired this holidays by our talented local artists and their creations.

For all event information and local accommodations, contact:

Visit South Georgian Bay
Tel:  705-445-7722
Toll Free: 1-888-227-8667