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FAQs

FAQs

Q: ARE THERE SHUTTLES?

A: Want hassle free parking for Lititz Fire and Ice?  There’s no need for long walks and fighting for parking when we will have shuttle buses running from Kissel Hill Elementary School to our drop off point right at the edge of the Fire and Ice event attractions!

The shuttle will pick you up at Kissel Hill Elementary and take you to the Shuttle Drop Off location that will be at the intersection of  East Orange Street and Route 501.  To return to your parked car, just go back to the Shuttle Drop Off location and wait for the shuttle to come back!

Two shuttles will run continuously as they fill up, departing and returning as needed, from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Friday the 15th and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday the 16th. , so you shouldn’t have to wait long for your trip in or out!

Kissel Hill Elementary is located at 215 Landis Valley Road, Lititz, Pa 17543.  To get to the shuttle bus lot, take Route 501 North (Lititz Pike), turn right onto Owl Hill Road, and turn right on to Landis Valley Road at the stop sign.  Kissel Hill Elementary School will be on your left.

The Shuttles are provided by Venture Lititz and the Lititz Lions at no cost, however Donations for this service are greatly appreciated!

Q: IS THERE HANDICAP PARKING?

A: Yes, in the parking lot that runs between North Broad Street and North Sturgis Lane, it will have signage denoting it as Handicap Parking.  Enter the lot via North Sturgis Lane (from Cedar Street, turn onto North Lane, and then right onto Sturgis Lane)

Q: WHERE DO I PARK IF I DON’T WANT TO RIDE A SHUTTLE?

A: Warwick High School has parking (301 W. Orange Street) and some parking is available in the rear of Lititz Elementary (20 S. Cedar Street), and there is street parking around town.  There are lots off of North Cedar Street near Stoll & Wolfe Distillery and North Water Street near Appalachian Brewing Company.

Q: WHO CARVES THE ICE SCULPTURES?

A: DiMartino Ice Company, located in Jeannette, PA hand crafts all the ice sculptures at the Lititz Fire & Ice.  They will start live carvings at 5pm on Friday night, and will carve sculptures around town till 9pm.

Q: HOW MANY ICE SCULPTURES IN 2020?

A: We don’t yet know!  But we did have 75 on display in 2019 on Broad and East Main Street and are expecting more this year!

Q: HOW DO YOU KEEP THE ICE FROM MELTING?

A: We don’t, that is all in Mother Nature’s hands.  Once ice is out, carved and ready to go…that’s it, you can’t pack it back up.  It stays up till it melts, if it is cold, they are up for days…weeks even.  If we get a weird heat wave, they melt.

Q: DO YOU RESCHEDULE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER?

A: Nope, this is a rain, sleet, snow, heat wave event.  Our ice carvers do events all over Pennsylvania, they are booked every weekend October to March, Presidents Day weekend is our weekend, it happens then, no matter what.

Q: RESTROOM LOCATIONS

A: Restrooms will be set up in the parking lot beside the Parkview, along South Sturgis Lane behind Matthew 25 Thrift Shop, and on Juniper Lane just off of South Broad behind Ewebiquitous.

Q: ARE STREETS CLOSED?

A:  On Friday, the 15th,  from approximately 3pm to  Saturday the 16th at 6pm Broad Street is closed from Orange Street to Front Street.  East Main Street is closed from Broad Street to Cedar Street and the first half block of West Main Street is closed.

Q: SHOULD WE BRING THE STROLLER?

A: Fire & Ice covers over 3 blocks of downtown Lititz and if you attend Saturday, the Carnival/Chili/Vendor Fair is just west of downtown through the Lititz Springs Park.  Lots of ground to cover, it might be worth it if your children a very little.

Q: CAN I BRING MY DOG?

A: It is a free outdoor event on the streets, so no restrictions like any other day in downtown Lititz, but we will advise you there are a lot of people (it is an event after all) and many shops and eateries (health codes) do not allow pets.  So we wouldn’t recommend, but yes, you are allowed.

Q: HOW DO I PLAN MY VISIT?

A: Break it down by days:

Friday night 5pm to 9pm – listen to musical entertainment, stage located at Broad and Main Street, and watch live ice carvings around town.  Enjoy a meal at one of our local restaurants or pubs, but also one of the many food truck vendors set up at the end of Broad Street or Main Street.

Come spend the evening and enjoy historic downtown Lititz and shop local retailers!

Saturday – Walk around and check out all the sculptures around town, dine at a food truck or local restaurant, listen to live music 11 am – 8 pm.

Then head to Warwick High School, 301 W. Orange Street for the Chili Cook-off, Kids Carnival, and Vendor Fair.  Event will run 11am to 3pm and you can try chili from 20 different chefs.  The event raises money for the local charities participating in the chili cook-off.

$10 adult admission and $5 for children under 12, if they want to sample chili.

Admission Buttons can be purchased at Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill (Lititz location), Bombergers, and Dosie Dough, and at the high school during the event.  There is a limit of 1,500 admission buttons sold for the event.

Carnival – 11am to 3pm visit the indoor carnival at the High School, Unlimited play wristbands are $10, 1 ticket is $.50, 5 tickets $2.50 and 15 for $6.00.  Plenty of food, activities, face painting, coloring/craft stations, inflatables, games and contests.

Vendor Fair – 11am to 3pm check out local vendors and businesses showcasing their products and services.

Sunday and Monday – walk around downtown Lititz and enjoy the ice sculptures, dine at local restaurants, and shop at the local retailers.

Where to Stay

STAY WHERE YOU CAN GET AWAY FROM IT ALL – AND STILL BE A PART OF IT ALL. Relax and unwind —then go out and enjoy all there is to see and do!     Click Here for Lititz area Lodging and Hotels

Need more info?  Check out LititzPA.com or follow us on Facebook @LititzFireandIce and @DowntownLititz.  Or send us a message on Facebook.

To Sponsor an Ice Sculpture, please complete the ONE BLOCK or MULTI BLOCK form and submit to venturelititz@lititzborough.org

CLICK HERE to download the ONE BLOCK Sponsorship form

CLICK HERE to download the MULTI BLOCK Sponsorship form

To inquire about being a vendor at the Lititz Lions Vendor Fair please email  lititzfireandicevendorfair@gmail.com

To inquire about participating as a Food Truck Vendor please email  lititzfireandice@gmail.com

You may download a form to apply to be a food truck vendor using this link

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