The minds behind Fishtown FestivAle and Fishtown Co are bringing some new family fun to the neighborhood with the first ever Fishtown Freeze on Saturday, December 8! 


-- 25+ Custom Ice Sculptures hand carved by Ice Sculpture Philly at Fishtown area businesses along Frankford, Front and Girard

-- 4 Live Ice Carves at SugarHouse Casino, Sancho Pistola’s, Lutheran Settlement House and Suraya (see below for times)

-- Photos with Santa, family portraits, activities for kids and more

-- Holiday Shopping Specials


-- Winter Fest at Play Arts with Family Photos, Hot Cocoa + Gingerbread-Making Workshop - 9am-3pm

-- Free Breakfast + Photos with Santa at the Event Center at SugarHouse Casino | All Ages - 10:00am-1:00pm

-- Free Photos with Santa + music at Frankford Hall - 10:00am-3:00pm

-- Holiday Donation Drive + Hot Chocolate Benefit at Lutheran Settlement House - 1-3pm

Custom wreath making beginning at 10am, roasted chestnuts + live performances by the Squawk Brothers in the cafe at 1:00pm & 3:00pm at Johnny Brenda’s

-- Palmer Cemetery Tree Lighting Ceremony - 6:00pm


Watch artists hand carve ice statues, carves range in length from 15-45 minutes

-- SugarHouse Casino - 1:00pm

Sancho Pistola’s - 2:00pm

-- Lutheran Settlement House (Frankford and Master) - 2:30pm **Bring your cameras for this extra special family photo ice sculpture!

-- Suraya’s heated back patio - Carve at 4:30pm, patio open 3-6pm

And for some grown up fun at night, stick around for the Fishtown Freeze Cocktail Crawl featuring Bluecoat Gin cocktails! Ice sculptures will be illuminated and you'll stay nice and toasty while you warm up with more than a dozen different cocktails to choose from at neighborhood bars and restaurants. Full list and map to follow! 21+ only, please enjoy responsibly. 

Custom sculptures will be located at: Barcade * Bottle Bar * Cake Life * Cheu/Nunu * The El Bar * Fette Sau * Fishtown Brewpub * Fishtown Jewelers * Fishtown Social * Fishtown Tavern * Flotation Philly * Frankford Hall * Garage * Goose Island * Inspire Energy * International Bar * JINXED * Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop * Johnny Brenda's * Kensington Quarters * La Colombe * Lutheran Settlement House (live carve) * Philadelphia Distilling * Play Arts * Sancho Pistola’s (live carve) * SugarHouse (live carve) * Suraya (live carve) * Weckerly's

Check back and follow @fishtownfestivale and #fishtownfreeze on Instagram and Facebook for updates and more info! 

Sponsored by Fishtown Co, Philadelphia Distilling Association and Ice Sculpture Philly.

Art: Paul Carpenter