Harbin, China – Ice isn't much fun on the road, but add new shapes and bright lights to the ethereal frozen stuff and you have a festival on your hands. Each year the northeastern China city of Harbin hosts an Ice and Snow Festival featuring jaw-dropping frozen creations.
Harbin, China – Visitors tour ice creations in Harbin, China, on January 6.
Moscow, Russia – A woman works on a sculpture January 10 to be displayed at a snow festival in Moroz (Frost) City in Moscow.
London, England – A sculptor works on a block of ice during the London Ice Sculpting Festival in Canary Wharf, east London, on January 13.
Bruges, Belgium – Ice sculptures based on Disney characters are on display at the Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Bruges, Belgium.
Changchun, China – Ice art isn't the only cold-weather attraction. Each winter fisherman gather for an annual winter fishing festival in Changchun, northeast China.
Hwacheon, South Korea – In South Korea, anglers cast lines through holes into a frozen river during an ice fishing competition at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival.
Hwacheon, South Korea – In the Hwacheon region, anglers are after a mountain trout called "sancheoneo."
Zwolle, Netherlands – The Netherlands city of Zwolle is host to an ice sculptors festival. This year the first Dutch ice hotel opened at the festival.
Zwolle, Netherlands – Temperatures in the ice hotel's rooms hover around 8 degrees Celsius (46 degrees Fahrenheit).