The Shops at Riverwoods in Provo, Utah is a cute, small outdoor mall located at the mouth of Provo Canyon. There are many festivals and events held in its outdoor areas throughout the year.
Around the beginning of February each year, the Riverwoods joins with the community to help the homeless by putting on the Fire and Ice event. Ice sculptures are sprinkled throughout the outdoor pavilions as well as heaters and outdoor fire pits. By donating cans of food, you can receive a s’mores kit and enjoy roasting your marshmallow over a warm fire on a crisp winter night.
This year was the first year that Ben and I attended the event and we were quite impressed with it! This year’s theme was Star Wars and there were many beautifully sculpted pieces of ice of very familiar characters. It was quite chilly when we were there, so make sure you bundle up! In addition to walking around and seeing the ice sculptures and warming up by the fires, you can take a look at the shops (we always love going into Blickenstaff’s) or get some dinner or treats at one of the many restaurants at the Riverwoods (our favorite is Tucanos). There is also live entertainment at the main gazebo that is fun to stop and listen to (and occasionally dance to 🙂
We always love going to events at The Riverwoods and this is one we will definitely be attending again next year.
For future events and information, be sure to check out The Shops at Riverwoods website here.