The Inaugural Northern Lights and Ice Festival is a twelve day celebration of Minnesota and the wonders of Ice and Snow.  The showpiece of the 2018 festival will be a 52 foot Vadnais Heights Ice Palace featuring spectacular light shows that will dazzle children’s imagination.  The Festival occurs before and during the 2018 Super Bowl week from January 25th to February 5, 2018

Ice Block Sponsors will receive a uniquely numbered Vadnais Heights "Lights and Ice" Festival Ice Block “Certificate of Appreciation” that includes their name and is suitable for framing.  In addition, each Ice Block Sponsor will also receive a family “Quickpass” to the Ice Palace Interior Courtyard. During the Festival the names of the 4000 Ice Block sponsors will appear on the official Festival website.  Most importantly, each Ice Block sponsor will be helping to create a magical experience for the children of Minnesota.


Information on how to sponsor an Ice Block will be posted here soon!!

The Organizers

 Previous Ice Palaces in Minnesota and around the world

​​​​​​​Northern Lights and Ice Festival  

​featuring the Vadnais Heights Ice Palace 

The Festival is a partnership between the City of Vadnais Heights, The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation and Rust Architects. Also on the team are lighting specialist Steve Frattalone and Ice Palace Expert Tom Keller. Bill Rust, Frattalone, Keller and Vadnais Heights Mayor Bob Fletcher all have extensive Ice Palace experience. Numerous businesses and organizations in the Vadnais Heights area have come together to make this festival possible.

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