2. Ice and Snow Festival, Harbin, China

Of course there are winter festivals with a snow theme all over and you’ll need a warm hat, scarf, and gloves when you visit the Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China. The Ice and Snow Festival draws in crowds from all over the world with its variety of cultural, athletic, and artistic events. The festival is a great place to visit, with spectacular colors, lights, fireworks, and many activities to get involved it. You can sign up for the figure skating competition, or you can chill out and enjoy a theatre performance. Whatever your taste, the Ice and Snow Festival will have something you’ll love, even if you decide to just soak up the atmosphere and take some stunning photos of the scenes. The festival runs from 5th January to 28th of February 2014 and is definitely one of the winter festivals to go in your diary.