Snow Sculptures in China

Now This Is a Winter Wonderland

The gorgeous display came about thanks to more than 7,000 artists and workers.

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival kicked off on Sunday with its official opening ceremony in Harbin, China, with colorful lights illuminating giant ice sculptures. More than 7,000 workers and artists contributed to this year's festival, part of an annual tradition that dates back to 1963. The festivities first started in mid-December, with huge snow sculptures drawing crowds, and the attraction is set to stay open through February, depending on the weather. Speaking of weather — it gets cold (as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit)! Read on for photos of the Winter wonderland.