Fire&Ice InDurham 2020

Durham City Centre

21.02.20 to 22.02.20




It's the event that everyone is talking about . . . Fire&Ice InDurham is returning! 



Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of February

Durham City Centre will be home to ice sculptures for all the family to enjoy! 


10:00am - 6:15pm 


This year is going to be the

BIGGEST Fire&Ice InDurham EVER!


This year's theme is . . . 

"Traveling Through Time"

so be prepared to be thrown back to prehistoric times and then fly all the way to the future!


The event is


for all the family to enjoy!

Booking/tickets are NOT REQUIRED! 


Witness the elements coming together for a once in a life time event - Fire&Ice InDurham - Travelling Through Time. With ice sculptures depicting some of the most iconic places in time, locally and globally.

Taking place across Durham City on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February with a jam-packed programme of events, you can get involved and travel through time!

Follow the ice sculpture trail, engage with the interactive sculptures, give-it-a-go during live demos and not forgetting the stunning grand finale too, don’t miss Fire&Ice InDurham before it all melts away and the event is history!



Official opening time for event. 


12:00pm - 5:00pm 

Have-a-go carving in Millennium Place


12:00pm - 4:00pm 

Live carving demonstration in Market Place


5:00pm - 5:15pm 

Fire performer in Market Place


5:15pm - 5:25pm

Nigth Time Spectacular in Market Place

(a shorter performance more suitable for younger children) 


5:45pm - 5:55pm 

Fire performer in Market Place


6:00pm - 6:15pm

Nigth Time Spectacular in Market Place



Fire&Ice InDurham closes


For all the up to date information make sure to check out our Facebook page and the event page also on Facebook


*Please note that we can't control the weather, and if it is a warm day (as far as February goes), naturally, the ice will begin to melt, so please make sure you're in Durham City Centre early to avoid disappointment. Each day new ice sculptures will be in the City.*



Where will I find the official map of all the ice sculptures for Fire&Ice InDurham?

  • Town Hall
  • Palace Green Library
  • World Heritage Centre
  • Clayport Library
  • Gala Theatre
  • Various businesses in the City
  • Event stewards
  • At the bottom of this webpage - click the download. 
  • Facebook event page (nearer the time of the event) 


Is this event dog friendly? 

Yes, the event is dog friendly. The event is throughout Durham City Centre so feel free to bring your furry friends along. We do advise that you keep them on a close leash though as the City will be busy. 


Is this event pushchair/wheelchair accessible? 

Fire&Ice InDurham is an event that is completely free to attend as it is hosted on the streets of our beautiful medieval City. Some of the areas are cobbled and on a gradient and so as much as all areas are accessible to pushchair and wheelchair users, we would like you to take care.


Is there parking available? 

Parking will be available from numerous different City centre car parks, such as: Prince Bishops, Riverwalk Car Park 1, Riverwalk Car Park 2, Walkergate Car Park and numerous other car parking spaces in the City. 


Will the Park & Ride be available for Fire&Ice InDurham?

The Park & Ride will be available from 7am until 7pm, running every 10 minutes. This means you will be able to see the finale performance, scheduled to finish at 6:15pm and head straight to the bus stop to comfortably get back before 7pm. For more information about the Park & Ride, please visit


Will the ice sculptures not have melted by the 2nd day of the event? 

The sculptures will naturally begin to melt quite quickly depending on how the weather turns out for the event, however each day will have a fresh set of ice sculptures. We do advise you to visit the City earlier in the day to avoid disappointment though.


Some final advice to get the most out of Fire&Ice InDurham 2020

Make sure you get there early to avoid disapointment. Naturally, the ice will melt so you will get the best pictures between 10:30am and 1:30pm (when the ice changes from a milky colour to crystal clear). 

Purchase an InDurham Loyalty Card before you come to the City (at least 3 days before to allow for postage) or purchase one on the day at either the Town Hall, Palace Green Library, World Heritage Centre. You will save a small fortune during Fire&Ice InDurham alone (the card will last you a whole year)

Plan your travel in advance. Whether that is using a City Centre car park or the public transport. It's the busiest annual event for Durham City so traffic coming into the City will likely be busy, so the Park & Ride or other means of public transport could be a sensible option.

Book a table at a resturant/cafe/eatery to avoid disapointment. As we have said, it is the busiest annual event for Durham City so booking a table in advance will give you piece of mind and allow you to enjoy your day even more. 

Finally, enjoy the event! 


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