Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events (VCFE) is kicking off the year with a weekend event that features a live ice carving competition and miniature ice golf! Winter Dazzle will be held on Friday, February 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 25 from noon until 4pm at Central Park Plaza in Downtown Valparaiso. “Friday evening will feature our first ever live ice carving competition among 10 professional carvers,” stated Jennifer Peek, Marketing Director for VCFE. “We will be relying on the public to help us select the People’s Choice Award winner that evening.”
Friday’s activities will include free horse-drawn wagon rides and the live ice carving competition. Cash prizes and bragging rights will be among the rewards for the winning masterpieces. On Saturday, visitors can enjoy non-competitive live ice carvings, free miniature ice golf through ice sculptures and free horse-drawn wagon rides. The first 500 attendees will receive complimentary 2012 Winter Dazzle Pins. The Valpo Dining Restaurants will be offering $5 appetizers and $5 cocktails during both days of the event. For more information about Winter Dazzle, visit www.valparaisoevents.com or call 464-8332.