NORTH POLE – From ice slides to sculptures, there’s something for nearly everyone at the annual Christmas in Ice park.


The North Pole exhibit, which spans seven acres and includes 28 sculptures carved from more than a million pounds of ice, sits right next to Santa Claus House and runs through Jan. 7. The park also features slides and tunnels for the younger guests, but it takes a lot of work to put it all together.


“It’s totally astonishing when we start pulling the ice out and you look at it all stacked across the ground and everything,” said Christmas in Ice Chairman Keith Frye. “We use big chainsaws to take the blocks out, use extendable forklifts and we take out blocks around 7,000 pounds apiece.”