Ice restaurant featured at China's annual ice festival

Posted at 10:28 AM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 10:28:32-05

Tourists in China enjoyed food and drinks in a restaurant built entirely out of ice during the annual Ice Festival in Harbin.

The temperature inside the restaurant was below zero and tourists dug into their meals surrounded by colorful light fixtures made out of ice as hotpot steam filled the air.

As beer froze within 20 seconds, many patrons opted for vodka served in ice cups.

Harbin is one of China's coldest cities where temperatures can drop as low as 31 degrees below zero.

The festival, which began on Saturday, January 5, has drawn millions of visitors from around the world every year since it started in the early 1980's.