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FAQs

FAQs

Lititz Fire and Ice will return in 2022

Q: IS THE EVENT FREE?

The ice sculptures, live carvings, and live music are FREE.

The PYROTECHNIC SHOW asks for a $1 per person DONATION.

Q: WHERE DO I PARK?

Lititz Fire & Ice will operate FIVE SHUTTLE PARKING LOTS

  • Shuttles will run continuously from each location.
  • Friday starting at 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday morning starting at 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • $1 per person donation will be appreciated.

Click here for information on Shuttle Parking Lot locations

Q: WHERE IS HANDICAP PARKING?

 

Handicap parking is available in parking lot behind 26 N Cedar St, Lititz PA 17543.

Enter lot via the access on North Lane, near the intersection of North Lane and North Cedar Street. Handicap signage and volunteers will be located at the entrance. Parking is free in the handicap lot for those with appropriate placards. The map here shows how you can access the lot.

Click here for map and directions

Q: ALTERNATIVES TO SHUTTLE PARKING LOTS

  • Warwick High School, 301 W. Orange Street
  • North Cedar Street lot near Stoll & Wolfe Distillery 35 N. Cedar
  • North Water Street lot near Appalachian Brewing Company, 55 N. Water St.
  • Churches in town offer parking for a small donation
  • Street parking around town, but please be respectful to residents and observe parking signs.

Q: RESTROOM LOCATIONS

  • Outdoor restrooms in parking lot, north of Parkview, 25 N.Broad St.
  • Outdoor restrooms beside Matthew 25 Thrift Shop, 48 E. Main St.
  • Restrooms available in Lititz Springs Park

Q: ARE THERE ATMs?

  •  BB&T Bank, 9 E. Main St. at the town square
  •  Citizens Bank, 1 E. Main St. at the town square
  •  Wilbur Chocolate retail store mobile ATM at 45 N. Broad St.  

Q: STREET CLOSINGS

Starting at approximately 3 p.m. Fri, Feb. 14  through 10 p.m.  Sat., Feb. 15th 

  • Broad Street is closed from Orange Street to Front Street. 
  • East Main Street is closed from Broad Street to Water Street
  • The first half block of West Main Street is closed.

 

Q: UBER , LYFT, OTHER RIDE SHARE DROP OFF LOCATIONS

For ease of access, we recommend ride share services drop you off and pick you up somewhere close to these locations:

  • American Legion building at 109 N.Broad St.
  • The intersection of Broad Street and Orange Street
  • The intersection of Main Street and Water Street

Q: WHO CARVES THE ICE SCULPTURES?

 DiMartino Ice Company, based in Jeannette, PA hand crafts all the ice sculptures at the Lititz Fire & Ice.  There will be live carvings Friday and Saturday, click here for a schedule and locations

Q: HOW MANY ICE SCULPTURES IN 2020?

A: More than 70 sculptures will be on view during the two-day event

Q: HOW DO YOU KEEP THE ICE FROM MELTING?

 We don’t, it’s all in Mother Nature’s hands. Once ice is out, carved and ready to go . . . that’s it.  It stays up till it melts. If it is cold, they are up for days . . .  even weeks.  If we get an unseasonal 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: SHOULD WE BRING THE STROLLER?

Fire & Ice covers most 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 are very little, but we would suggest that “double” strollers may not be wise.

Q: CAN I BRING MY DOG?

 It is a free outdoor event on the streets, so no restrictions like any other day in downtown Lititz, but it is probably better for your furry friends to stay home.  This is not really a pet friendly event due to the large crowds of people, weather and the potential for pets to be frightened by noise from the fire shows and ice carvings.  Your furry friend will be much safer and happier staying home.

Q: HOW DO I PLAN MY VISIT?

Break it down by days:

FRIDAY 5.p.m. to 9.p.m. – watch the pyrotechnic show by Stray Production Services, view live ice carvings around town, sit on a throne of ice or ride a giant ice dragon.  Enjoy a meal at one of our local restaurants or pubs, but also one of the many food truck vendors set up on Broad or the 100 block of East 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, catch the carving action between 9am and 12pm. Dine at a food truck or local restaurant, listen to live music and kids entertainment 11 am – 7 pm.

Head over 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.  You can also order online by clicking here.

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 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. check out local vendors and businesses showcasing their products and services.

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.