Festivals Take the Chill off Winter

Jan 20, 2010, 14:08 ET from The GO Group

CHICAGO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Some people hibernate during winter; others defy the cold and party. For the latter group, the travel professionals at The GO Group, the world's largest airport transportation company, have scoured GO-serviced cities for the country's best winter bashes. Whether you're a local or flying in from far away, The GO Group promises these experiences will warm your heart (even if the rest of your body remains a little chilly.)

Snow Days of Chicago — Sled dog races give the Windy City's winter bash standout personality while over 25 exquisite ice sculptures give it class. Jan. 29-31. http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/special_events/mose/snow_days_chicago.html

Steamboat Winter Carnival — If the sight of cowboys in hats and chaps slaloming down Colorado peaks isn't enough to pique your interest, how about this festival's downtown donkey jump and main street shovel race? Feb. 3-7.


Toronto — Ice sculptures, flame installations, acrobats and a bevy of up-market restaurants serve their finest, freshest creations. What more could you want from WinterCity 2010? Jan. 29 to Feb. 11. http://www.toronto.ca/special_events/wintercity/2010/

Snow Mountain Atlanta — In summer, it's a family friendly mountain playground just east of central Atlanta. Between December and March, it's the same thing, but transformed into a winter wonderland by an army of snow making machines with tubing, sledding and snowball fights galore. http://www.snowmountainpark.com/

Newport Winter Festival — From the smallest state in the Union comes the biggest winter festival in the Northeast. A short drive from Providence, Newport, RI, shows off its winter best with live music, stand-up comedy shows, a chili cook-off and, of course, ice sculpting. Just don't ask for a nice warm of glass of "quahognog." Feb. 12-21. http://www.newportevents.com/winterfest/

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