Friday, November 22, 6-10pm

Discovery Green kicks off the Winter 2019–2020 Season with Frostival on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 6 to 10 p.m. 

The annual park-wide celebration features ice carving demonstrations by Reverend Butter and DLG Ice Factory, ice sculpture photo opps, skating at The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy® and more.

This fun-filled evening also marks the public opening of Paloma Sponsored by PNC Bank, a temporary, site-specific public art installation in two parts. Paloma, created by French creative studio Pitaya, is a series of 200 colorful aluminum “origami” birds, which will be suspended from the canopy along Discovery Green’s Brown Promenade and will be illuminated by dynamic LED lights after dusk to create the illusion of flight. Complementing Paloma is Here and Now, a sound installation by Houston-based artist and anthropologist Lina Dib, whose work explores ecological change and global migration. Dib’s choreographed sounds will dance along the Brown Promenade in conversation with Pitaya’s sculptures to create an immersive and contemplative experience beneath the park’s century-old live oaks.

Frostival is free to attend; skating fees at The ICE apply.

Guests who make a contribution to the Discovery Green Conservancy will receive a hand-carved stein made of ice plus a free craft beer or root beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Steins can be obtained for a $20 donation online prior to Nov. 22. A limited number of steins will be available for $25 on the day of the event.