A BYZANTINE WINTER PARTY returns on January 14
The first festival of the New Year, Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Fete has come out of hibernation and returns to Borden Park and Alberta Avenue, with an extended 10-day event, January 14-23, 2022. Bring Your Cohort, Raise Your wonder, and stroll through a gallery of light, culture and beauty.
From dusk to dark (4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.), stroll Borden Park (11020 75a Street) and admire giant lantern sculptures; you might spot a woolly mammoth, jellyfish or even a rainbow! Visit ice sculptures of creatures that roamed under the ancient arctic skies, polar bears, buffaloes, and maybe a megalonyx or two. Discover the folklore of Ukrainian, Francophone, Indigenous, Inuit and MÃ©tis cultures through art installations featuring world-renowned Edmonton artists.
On weekends (January 15 and 16 | 22 and 23), trappers, tipis and traditions of Indigenous peoples are honored through art in all its forms at the Pipon Village (118 Ave 92 Street). Enjoy storytellers, bannock, games and more. Step into one of the teepees and learn about Edmonton’s rich ancestral heritage.
Throughout the festival dates, the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 118 Ave) welcomes you for a cup of coffee, snacks and entertainment. Live music featuring some of Edmonton’s best will be featured throughout the weekend. Stop by anytime to warm up with your favorite winter drinks and attend a workshop or two. Additional workshops, art installations and music jams along Alberta Avenue will be announced. A full program will be released shortly.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter FÃªte is a free family event bringing together Ukrainian, Franco-Albertan, Franco-African, First Nations, Chinese, Latin American and Acadian / East Coast communities to taste, share and experience the Olde New Year.
Deep Freeze offers a variety of free activities including live music, world cuisine, dancing, wagon rides, ice games, storytelling, giant slide, crafting workshops, bonfires fireworks, craft market and gallery, and much more. For more information, please visit deepfreezefest.ca.