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Lake Geneva Ice Castles

The most wonderful time of the year in Lake Geneva isn’t the holidays, though they’re as spirited as a small-town holiday can be. It’s ice castle season. Stretching from the beginning of winter all the way into the new year, the ice castle brings a bit of magic to the ice and snow. 

Though 2019 will mark just the second year of the ice castle in Lake Geneva, it’s already appeared in six cities across North America. This award-winning winter attraction features LED-lighting effects and intricate, icy sculptures, bringing the true spirit of winter to life. Make time for the Lake Geneva ice castles between tried-and-true winter favorites like ice skating and the Santa Cruise

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The Ice Castle Experience

This year’s ice castle is bigger and better than ever. A new location means an expanded footprint for the castle itself, with more intricate nooks and crannies to explore. Tunnels, thrones, slides, and fountains make this as fun for the family as it is for couples. Come during the day to witness the ice cast in a cool blue or visit at night to see colorful LED lights transform the castle’s structure. 

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What to Know Before You Go

When do the ice castles open?

The ice castles are open winter 2019-20. An official opening date has not been announced, but will hopefully be released soon via the official website. Keep checking back for dates and ticket information as tickets often sell quickly. 

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets are available on the official website or in-person. If you choose to purchase tickets in person, there's no guarantee of ticket availability upon your arrival. Tickets are sold by specific time slots, however, you can exchange your ticket for a different time free of charge as long as it's within 24 hours of your scheduled visit. 

What are the hours of operation?

Monday, closed | Tuesday - Thursday, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m | Friday - Sunday, noon - 11:00 p.m.

Accessibility Information

While the castles don't meet accessibility standards, those who use wheelchairs are welcome to explore. The ground of the ice castle can be rather bumpy, so the Ice Castle does not recommend a visit for those sensitive to jostling. 

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