Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com


Since it opened in early November the Ice Palace as featured in the Disney movie “Frozen” has been drawing crowds to Center Court at Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Connecticut.

Children and adults are turning out to visit the 30-foot ice dome, enjoy a “magical snowfall”, sing along with songs from “Frozen” such as “Let it Go” and watch clips from the movie.017

There are also opportunities to be part of the Icy Hand Print and leave a handprint, have a photo taken with the popular character, Olaf, on his Ice Throne – and of course, with jolly ole’ Santa Claus. Those visiting Santa receive a complementary Look-and-Find book from “Frozen”; as well, a “Frozen” gift shop is part of the display that locally is sponsored by the Hartford Courant.022016

According to DIS.com, similar displays are also at more Taubman managed malls in other states.

At Westfarms, the Ice Palace continues through to December 24, with special holiday hours in addition to regular hours – visit http://www.shopwestfarms.com/hours for more information. Expect long lines.

Westfarms, 1500 New Britain Avenue is easy access off I-84.