On the evening news they just did a story on the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China. Zero degrees is the norm in the winter there; when you're frozen solid why not make it a tourist attraction? Oodles of workers spend days and weeks transforming mountains of snow and blocks of ice into extremely detailed sculptures and replicas of famous structures (the Arc de Triomphe, the Great Wall of China, etc.). There is even a giant functioning thermometer carved out of ice. Although at these temperatures, cold is cold and the number is irrelevant.
Native American snow sculpture. Photo by R. Todd King.
Vegas? Nope. That's all ice. Photo by R. Todd King.
For a great little overview of the Hardin Ice Festival, click here. It really is beautiful. And much cozier doing it whilst curled up on your couch watching Jeopardy than actually making the trek.