Warm Weather Delays Opening of New Hampshire Ice Castle
Wondering when the New Hampshire Ice Castle will open?
The unseasonably warm temps in New England has hindered the opening of a big winter attraction. The New Hampshire Ice Castle has been a winter destination for many, for years. We talked with Ice Castles, the company behind the frozen attraction, about their opening date back in December. The company told us they were aiming for a tentative opening date of January 19
With the warm winter temps, building the frozen structure has been slow. Ice Castles said in a comment on their Facebook, "[they] hope to open at the end of the month or early February, weather permitting. Those who had tickets for Jan 19-21 should have received an email notifying them of the delay, and giving them an opportunity to reschedule for a later date or receive a refund."
We were told by the company they typically can open the first weekend of January, but it's very weather dependent.
The Ice Castle will be located at 24 Clark Farm Road, in North Woodstock. The location is just a few miles from its former location at the Hobo Railroad, in Lincoln.
This year's castle features massive turrets, archways, tunnels, ice thrones, ice slides and fountains that glow with colored LED lights frozen into the ice. The quarter-mile magical forest walk will be back again this year. New features includes a Polar Pub, serving winter-themed libations for the 21+ crowd. Those looking to boost their time at the Ice Castle can book private Arctic Alcove within the castle.
We will update this article when an official date has been announced.