(Grant Okubo/Stars and Stripes)

Sapporo, Japan, Feb. 12, 2011: Hundreds of interesting snow and ice sculptures like this one dot the streets of downtown Sapporo, Japan, during the city’s annual snow festival.

Wondering if there are any winter festival’s in your neck of the wood? Check out Stars and Stripes’ community page listings!

Looking for some winter fun in Japan? Check out our list of 12 best destinations to enjoy winter in Japan, including the Sapporo Snow festival.

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