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Go tobogganing or watch jumpers.

The Arctic Avalanche in Waukesha.

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Janboree in Waukesha, Wis. The fest in this Milwaukee suburb includes Friday-night fireworks, ice sculpting, trolley rides, a penguin-egg hunt and tobogganing on the lighted run in Lowell Park. Jan. 2022.

Winterfest in Amana, Iowa. Go on a wine walk or scavenger hunt or compete in ham-throwing, log-sawing, the Amana Freezer Run/Walk, snowshoeing or for the best beard. There will be ice sculptures, storytelling and schnitzel-sampling, too. Jan. 21.

Hunter Ice Festival in Niles, Mich. This festival in the southwest tip of the state, named for a turn-of-the-century ice-harvesting business, features more than 150 ice sculptures and a competition. Jan. 2022.

Norge Ski Jumping Tournament in Fox River Grove, Ill. See some of the nation's best jumpers compete in this northwest Chicago suburb. Jan. 2122.

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Last updated on January 17, 2017