Winter Wonderland Ice Castles returns for another year of frozen fun

Ice Castles, the frozen winter wonderland that has attracted thousands to the Lake Geneva area in winters past, is set for another run in 2023.

      The frozen attraction is slated to open in January and will again be located at Geneva National Resort, 1091 Hidden Cottage Circle, Lake Geneva. This is the fourth year for the attraction in Wisconsin.

      Opening is dependent on weather conditions with long stretches of freezing temperatures needed to accommodate construction of the attraction.

      The photo-worthy Ice Castles will last into late February or early March, weather permitting. Dates and hours will be available online at

      The award-winning winter attraction is built on site using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists, according to the company that sponsors the attraction in four cities across North America. The frozen structure includes breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and more.

      Ice Castles also plans to offer sleigh rides as part of the Wisconsin attraction.

      Ice Castles will again observe some COVID-19 protocols to promote health and safety, according to the company. Employees will wear masks and masks are recommended for guests when interacting in common areas. The attraction is also designed to make use of social distancing.

      Tickets for ages 12 and older are $25 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; and $29 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for children (age 4 to 11) are $17 on week days and $22 on weekends.

      Tickets may be available on-site if Ice Castles is not sold out. On-site prices are subject to higher rates. For guaranteed entry and the lowest price, buy tickets online in advance at

The winter Ice Castles are scheduled to return to Lake Geneva in the next month or so, weather permitting. (Courtesy of Ice Castles)

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