The Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) is again, bringing over a dozen ice sculptures to downtown Springfield for the 6th Annual Ice Invasion presented by the Springfield Thunderbirds and Charlie Arment Trucking.

Ice installation will begin on Thursday, January 19th and keep downtown frozen over the weekend. In addition to the upcoming weekend, for the second time in franchise history, the Boston Red Sox will be taking their talents to Downtown Springfield for their annual Winter Weekend. It’s going to be a busy couple of days to say the least!

From MGM Springfield all the way down Main, to Fort Street and the dining district on Worthington, you’ll be able to find an ice sculpture at almost every street corner. This year’s ice invasion is set to be our most thrilling yet, with a diverse lineup of sculptures that will fulfill everyone’s interests including Wally the Green Monster, baseball players, a dump truck, and many many more.

At 9 AM on Saturday, January 21st start your day with the Dunkin Mobile Truck! In partnership with the Springfield BID and this year’s Ice Invasion, Dunkin Mobile will be handing out samples of product and giving away beanies. The truck will be parked outside the Springfield Visitors Center on the corner of Bruce Landon Way and Main Street from 9 AM until supplies last.

The SBID is encouraging everyone to walk around over the weekend and check out all the ice sculptures, take photos, and share them on Instagram, tagging @springfielddowntown for a chance to win Dunkin gift cards. The more photos you take with the different ice sculptures, the more likely you’ll win.

Thank you to our additional Ice invasion sponsors and partners: Freedom Credit Union, TD Bank, Dunkin, and iHeart.

Plan a fun day trip with the whole family and spend an afternoon in Downtown Springfield. Dress warm and get ready to enjoy downtown!


Springfield Thunderbirds


With extensive culinary training and more than 25 successful years in the ice sculpting business, Joe Almeida has provided his clients with award-winning, innovative and professional quality ice sculptures for all occasions. This is Springfield Downtown’s  third year partnering with him and each year gets better and better!


Ice, Ice, Baby!

Snap a photo with an ice sculpture and tag us @Springfielddowntown and the Ice Sculpture location to be entered to win a prize!

The more photos you upload with different sculptures, the more chances you’ll have to win. Choosing winners daily! Profiles must be on public in order to participate.

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