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Delafield embraces the January cold with DelaFREEZE, their 3rd annual season celebration with ice carvings in the streets along with shopping, activities, and more. Happening Saturday, January 9th, 2021 it’s family-friendly, free, and because it’s focus on the streets outside, it’s easy to maintain distance and be safe while enjoying 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. Our walking map will 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!
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