Mike Wheatley, Argophilia
This February, while everyone else is cozying up in front of the fire with their hats and gloves on, thousands of families will be braving the icy chills to descend on the city of Pärnu, Estonia, for a winter spectacular quite unlike any other in Europe.
Visitors are encouraged to get their skates on and join in with all manner of ice-cool events at the Pärnu Ice Festival 2012. The action-packed ten-day event features numerous cool activities – it’s got ice and snow in abundance, theater, arts and crafts, hikes, sporting events, sleigh rides and snow picnics – everything that one could hope to do this winter can be done right here. The Pärnu Ice Festival runs from February 17 to February 26 and is set to be one of the “hottest” dates on the calendar in Europe this winter.
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Pärnu Ice Festival 2012: Eastern Europe’s Winter Wonderland