World’s largest winter festival to host 60th edition

Thursday, January 16th, 2014. Filed under: Destinations Online
Quebec Winter Carnival ©Quebec Winter Carnival

Quebec Winter Carnival
©Quebec Winter Carnival

(Relaxnews) – The largest winter festival in the world will fete its 60th anniversary this year by attempting to throw the world’s largest snowball fight.

To kickstart the annual Quebec Winter Carnival, the skies over the historic, fortified city of Quebec will be set on fire in a massive fireworks display January 31.

New this year, the party will expand throughout the city and spill over into eight neighborhoods. The centerpiece of the carnival, the Bonhomme’s Ice Palace, is also poised to be 40 percent bigger than last year, at 40 meters tall (12 meters), made with 300 tons of ice.

About 200 snowmobile riders will also take to the largest snowmobiling circuit in Canada February 1 and 2.

And on February 1, organizers are hoping to recruit 6,000 participants to set a record and take part in the world’s biggest snowmobile fight.

The Quebec Winter Carnival runs January 31 – February 16.

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