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Delafield embraces the January cold with DelaFREEZE, their 4th annual season celebration with ice carvings in the streets along with shopping, activities, and more. Happening Saturday, January 8th, 2022 it’s family-friendly, free, and because it’s focused on the streets outside, it’s easy to enjoy some fresh air.
Stroll the streets of downtown Delafield and enjoy the amazing work of the art put into ice carving. Dozens of blocks of ice will be placed throughout town, and each sculpture will be carved from a block of ice during the DelaFREEZE hours of 10am to 3pm. A walking map will be available to walk visitors through the area to see all of the carvings.
Each sculpture will be carved from a 300-pound block of ice that has been frozen in a special process to ensure the blocks are crystal clear. The blocks are ten inches thick, twenty inches wide and stand forty inches tall on a wooden stand. The live sculpture carving grabs many a visitor’s attention! You can also see the carver’s tools and watch them work as they transform the massive blocks of ice into an array of masterpieces.
Downtown Delafield also offers a nice variety of boutique shops, restaurants, bars, and a beautiful walking and hiking area along its boardwalk on the Bark River, which winds through the northern edge of the downtown streets. Check out the old Fish Hatchery building while you’re there!
DelaFREEZE Schedule of Events:
10:00-3:00: Follow the walking map to enjoy the Ice Sculptures
10:00-1:00: Meet and Greet with H2M2-WI Husky Huddle and Malamute Snow Dogs at Chamber Office (412 Genesee St.)
11:00-1:00: Visit with Louie, the Lake Country DockHounds mascot, who will be in Clocktower Square. (Also check out their table, which will be set up in Here’s the Scoop.)
11:00 am and 2:00 pm Ice Age Trail will be featuring Monte the Mammoth and leading walks to see the sculptures. Meet at Belfre Kitchen.
3:00 Ice Carving Prizes will be announced outside Revere’s Wells Street Tavern.
Delafield is easily accessible just north of I-94 at County C (Exit #285) in the heart of Waukesha County’s Lake Country. Highway 83 is just to the east; Highway 16 runs north of the town and U.S. 18 is a few miles to the south, just past Lapham Peak State Park.
412 Genesee Street
Delafield, WI 53018