8. International Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival, Bruges, Belgium
At the annual Snow and Ice Festival held in Bruges, Belgium, during the holiday season, artists are tasked with creating pieces that reflect a particular theme, such as 2005's "Ice Palace," pictured here.
Dozens of artists from around the world create sculptures from snow and ice, and even devise interactive experiences for festival-goers, such as seeking the treasure of an "ice queen" located somewhere within the exhibition.
Other themes have included Disneyland Paris, as well as the 2012-2013 theme of Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
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