This Virginia Ice Palace Is Like Something From A Fairy Tale

With Christmas just around the corner, most people would opt to avoid the mall scene altogether. This is understandable, when taking into account the crowds, mad rush, and endless check-out lines. But Virginia is a state that proves not all shopping malls are created equally.

Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, for example, features an ice palace that seems borrowed from a fairy tale. Although the site is intended for kids, the magic of it is not lost on adults either. So if you have a few errands left to do, here’s a spot that will offer an extra dose of winter magic to your holiday shopping experience.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Fair Oaks Mall is located at 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax VA 22033 and the exhibit will stay open through Christmas Eve. Have you been to the Ice Palace before? We’d love to hear about your experience there!