Fire & Ice InDurham

Durham City Centre

16.02.18 to 17.02.18

With ice sculptures and flaming beacons bringing your favourite literary characters to life, you can become part of the story too, with live demos, interactive sculptures and a stunning grand finale spectacular.


Fire and Ice Trail 

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th February

Follow the magical fire and ice trail around Durham’s historic city and enjoy beautiful hand carved ice sculptures and flame beacons. Trail incorporates the UNECSO inscribed Castle and Cathedral, riverside walks and picturesque shopping streets.

The year Fire & Ice InDurham sees sculptures inspired by literary characters.

Sculptures are created using traditional techniques by the leading ice artisans at Glacial Art, international ice sculpture champions and creators of ice sets for HBO: Games of Thrones.


There’s so much more to Fire&Ice InDurham than simply the ice sculpture trail. Here’s a run-down of events for all the family to enjoy each day over the course of the festival…

10.00am – 4.00pm Ice trail is open to explore across the City*
12.00pm – 4.00pm Live ice carving demonstrations in the Market Place
12.00pm – 5.00pm Have-a-go carving in Millennium Place
12.30pm – 12.45pm Lion dance for Chinese New Year in the Market Place (Saturday Only)


Spectacular Finale Evening Event

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th February

Two shows a night..

5.00pm – 5.10pm Fire performer in Market Place
5.15pm – 5.25pm Short performance of the grand finale in the Market Place
5.45pm – 5.55pm Fire performer in the Market Place
6.00pm – 6.15pm Extended performance of the grand finale in the Market Place
6.15pm Event ends

A spectacular finale event will take place in Durham Market Place on Friday and Saturday.  Each will be a mesmerising 30min multimedia show featuring music, fire, dancing waters, lighting and projection the show.


Free Event


More events in Durham city

Thanks to our friends at Moon Jewellery, we’re running another competition this year at Fire&Ice InDurham 2018, with our interactive Snow White-inspired sculpture from the classic storybook. Simply stand behind the mirror, take a picture and then share it with us across social media using the hashtag #FireAndIce to be in with a chance of winning a special prize!
Great offer during the Fire & Ice InDurham Weekend 16th & 17th February 2018 Choice of : Zing-a-ling Burger with angry fries Lentil & Veg Dhal with extra spicy rice Followed by : Ice Cream Sandwich Chocolate Fudge Cake & Ice Cream Also - Fire & Ice Infused Vodkas (one hot, one cool !) – just £2.10 per shot
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