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Watch drone footage of the massive ice castles under construction in NH

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Winter wonderland will open in early January, weather permitting.

Ice Castles in North Woodstock in 2019. AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty, file photo

Craftsmen work hard to build ice castles in Woodstock, New Hampshire, the 20 million pound ice attraction that draws tens of thousands of visitors each winter.

  • Watch drone footage of the massive ice castles under construction in NH

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The New Hampshire site will open in early January, weather permitting, organizers say.

Workers harvest and hand-place up to 10,000 ice cubes a day while building the Instagrammable winter wonderland, which features caves, tunnels, slides, crawl spaces, ice thrones and LED lights at the changing colors.

Visitors can also enjoy a mystical forest walk, hill snow tubing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides on the multi-acre site. New this year: an ice sculpture garden and an illuminated winter fairy village.

A limited number of priority booking vouchers went on sale Monday at

There are four other ice castle sites in the United States: Midway, Utah; New Brighton, Minnesota; Lake George, New York; and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

The following drone footage shows this year’s location in New Hampshire under construction:


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