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The “11th Annual Ice Cutter’s Christmas” will be held at the Silver Star Ranch every Friday and Saturday night from Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 through Dec. 28 & 29 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  The IceWorks at Silver Star Ranch is located at 15600 FM 2854 in Montgomery, Texas (just south of Lake Conroe, just north of the Woodlands. See our CONTACT page for a map!).
 
    T. Jay Maclaskey, Houston’s premier ice artist and his wife Carol, open their ranch each year for an old-fashioned Christmas Ice Sculpture Event which has been featured in “Country Living Magazine” and chronicled by Charles Osgood of CBS on his “Sunday Morning” show.  The Maclaskey’s Silver Star Ranch is set on 40 rolling acres with a huge old 105-year-old barn which will be full of Christmas lights.  You’ll walk through the studio freezers to see incredible, sparkling ice sculptures.  There will be a jingle-bell hayride through the woods where you’ll see dazzling light displays glowing in the dark.  You’ll see Jay (who won fourth place in the international ice sculpting competition in Asahikawa, Japan) carve ice in performance on our outdoor stage with chainsaws and unique ice chisels.  There will be music and storytellers, a roaring campfire (complete with marshmallows on sticks!) and the evening will culminate with The Great Texas Snowball Battle!!    Along the way, you’ll see all of the miniature horses, llamas, donkeys, baby chicks, rare Sebastopol geese, mini goats and sheep…all kinds of babies to see including “Gidget”, who may be the smallest horse in Texas!
 
    Ice Sculptures are delicate and fleeting “art at the moment” so you have to be there to see them…and be sure to bring your camera!  This is one event guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit!
 
    Hot chocolate and cookies, warm food and drinks, crafts and make-your-own Christmas ornaments will be available for purchase. There will also be holiday breads, cakes and cookies for sale for your holiday events at home!
 
   For more information, please call us at (936) 443-1122.
 
    The IceWorks at the Silver Star Ranch is located at 15600 FM 2854 in Montgomery, Tecas.  Driving north on I-45, take Exit 85 (the Gladstell/FM 2854 exit) and travel on the feeder to the light at FM 2854 (just after the railroad track).  Turn left at the light and go exactly 8 miles west to the IceWorks which will be on the right and well lit.  Coming from 105 West, take a right at the first traffic light just east of Montgomery and go exactly 8 miles east on FM 2854.  The IceWorks will be on the left.
 
    Admission is $8.00 per person.  Children under 6 are free.

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    • Hi @DC! Children 6 and under are free to the event. The Groupon is good for admission for ages 7 and up – bring any kiddos 6 and under with you and they’ll get in free. The admission/Groupon includes a walk through the gallery freezer full of ice sculptures, the Elves trail, Christmas Carol Karaoke, the storyteller, a Jingle-Bell Hayride through the Christmas light displays, an ice carving performance and a HUGE snowball battle at the end of the night. There are lots of mini animals to see too in the farm. The only things that cost anything extra are the treats and hot food for sale (nothing priced higher than about $7.00). We also have huge gingerbread men for the kids to decorate, $8.00 each and glass ball Christmas ornaments to make and those are $5.00 each along with ‘Reindeer Games’ which are approximately $5.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

  1. Do you limit the amount of ppl allowed on to the farm?
    I know the wonderland of lights close college station gets WAY TOO CROWDED to enjoy.

  2. We have lots of activities and plenty of room to move around (40 acres). We’ve had a lot of busy nights, but ours is a very non-commercial event. There does seem to be a LOT of excitement about the Ice Cutter’s Christmas this year, so we may be busier than we have been in the past, it’s hard to know!. Saturdays are always busier than Fridays and the first and last two weekends are always the ones with the highest attendance. If you come on a Friday on one of the weekends in the middle of the month, I think it’ll be fine. Honestly…it really feels like “the more the merrier” here! Nothing like 200 people singing Christmas Carols together…or 500 people in a snowball battle…all at once!

  3. How wheelchair accessible is your place? I understand the hayride would be out of the question but would love to see the sculptures!

    • Hi Susan. We’re wheelchair accessible. There aren’t steps anywhere other than the bathrooms which include a ramp. Otherwise, it is mostly outdoors so traversing the lawn will include a few bumps and such…but nothing dramatic. The only thing that isn’t completely accessible is the hayride but if you or your guest are able to be moved, we have two men working on the hayride trail who are always willing to lift someone wheelchair bound into the hayride. Thank you for your question!

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