I visited the First Night preparation at Copley Plaza on New Year's Eve day to see how the ice sculptures were progressing.
The artists were hard at work shaping and finalizing their creations.
The news teams were readying their broadcast tent and stage for the evening's celebration.
Visitors from near and far enjoyed taking pictures with the sculptures in the background.
Already complete - A fisherman at the wheel.
Impressive details in the wheel.
An array of work tools on an ice sculptor's workbench - the clothes iron is an interesting tool!
A beautiful sailing ship nears completion.
Seems like anywhere people or sharks gather, the fried dough sellers will always be somewhere nearby. How about some fruit or vegetables, too? Just don't deep fry them...........