Bracebridge is preparing to heat things up for the third annual Fire and Ice Festival.

This year, the Bracebridge BIA is prepared for a big turnout with over 20,000 passes created for the event. Last year, the BIA made 4,000 buttons and sold out before the end of the day.

Organizer Tracy Larkman says they’ve also listened to residents and will be running a shuttle service to cut down on parked car congestion downtown.

Larkman says this year they’re bringing back some old favourites like the Manitoba Street snow tube and the winter village in Memorial Park. She says there are some new attractions like carnival games for kids, a birds of prey exhibit and street buskers performing hourly shows.

This year, instead of buttons, Larkman says they’re selling ski-passes that will attach to your coat. You can find more details on all the activities, where the catch the shuttle and where you can buy your passes early on the Fire and Ice website. The even runs on January 27th in downtown Bracebridge.

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