GOSHEN — Downtown Goshen will be hosting Fire and Ice Festival from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, as part of their January First Fridays.
Grab a map at a participating store and visit dozens of sculptures carved from ice. Fire dancers will perform from 5-8 p.m. at the intersection of Washington and Main Streets. While you’re touring, pop into a store for hot food or beverage specials.
For kids, there will be an opportunity for a photo op and to roast a free marshmallow over a fire.
Fables Books, 215 S. Main. Meet two authors from 6-8 p.m. Karen B Kurtz’s “Sophia’s Gift” shares the true story of a wounded Confederate soldier’s friendship with child Sophia Strauss and his gift of a china doll. Jamie Ward’s “100 Things to Do in Indiana Before You Die” provides itineraries, tips and ideas for traveling Indiana.
Giving Tree Massage, 125 E. Lincoln. They are offering $10 off any hot stone or hot bamboo 60-or 90-minute massage in January. Use offer code: FIREANDICE at checkout.
GoDance Studio, 113 E. Lincoln. The studio welcomes any new students to attend their first Ballroom Monday or Westie Thursday for free in January.
Goshen City Church of the Brethren, 203 N. Fifth. The Boomer Boys will play music from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. There will also be a baked potato bar and a selection of beverages. Donations are appreciated.
Goshen Historical Society and Museum, 124 S. Main. Warm up with hot cocoa, donut holes, visit museum staff and volunteers and learn more about the history of Goshen. Every new member that signs up will receive a Steve Oyer Goshen print of their choice.
Ignition Music Garage, 120 E. Washington. The garage has a couple of shows coming up. The Steepwater Band will perform Jan. 14, and Them Coulee Boys’ show is Jan. 20. For each purchase you make on First Fridays, you can enter to win two tickets to one of the January shows!
Imagination Spot, 111 E. Washington. Join the creative minds from 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Imagination Spot for a free kid’s craft activity — create your own winter snow globe!
Fiery Food Specials!
Biebs and Ash, 133 S. Main. Try their hot Smashburgers — Gunslinger: double smash patties, ghost pepper jack cheese, crunchy onions, jalapeños and hot bbq or the FyreFest Smash: double smash patties, pepper jack, fire-roasted salsa verde, peppers, onions and chicharron crumble.
Constant Spring, 219 S. Main. Warm up with their Spicy Patty, made with grilled onion, grilled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo, served on grilled white bread.
Electric Brew, 118 E. Washington. Try their Spicy Spiced Chai, Fiery Habanero Brownie or Habanero Lime Lemonade.
Elephant Bar, 227 S. Main. Grab a seat and let them fix you a Hot Toddy.
Goshen Brewing Company, 315 W. Washington. Try their Baked Cheese Alla Diavola. It’s made with Spicy Nduja sausage, taleggio and fontina cheeses, jalapenos, green onions and piquillo peppers, served with toasted housemade bread.
Goshen Historical Society and Museum, 124 S. Main. Warm up with hot cocoa and donut holes, and enjoy visiting with museum staff and volunteers.
Jojo’s Pretzels, 136 S. Main. Get your favorite pretzel with Jojo’s Pretzel’s Southwest Cheddar Dip.
Maple City Market, 314 S. Main. Spice up your cocoa with their chili and cinnamon blend from Equal Exchange.
The Nut Shoppe, 204 S. Main. Try any spicy sweet favorites, including very spicy cinnamon heart Jelly Belly jelly beans, Spicy chocolate truffle, Cinnamon Jelly Belly jelly beans, Sizzling Hot Jelly Belly jelly beans and Chili Mango Jelly Belly jelly beans.
South Side Soda Shop, 1122 S. Main. Try the Philly Chili, a special version of their award-winning chili — served Philly style. The chili is served over egg noodles, topped with onions, sour cream and cheese and is served in a soda glass.
Table @108, 108 No. Main. Try their Spicy Puttanesca Spaghetti, made with spaghetti, olives, garlic, tomato and red pepper.
Pizzeria Venturi, 123 E. Lincoln. Spice up your taste buds with a Calabrese Pizza, made with house-made mozzarella, Calabrese salami, red onion, Calabrese pepper, basil and chili oil.
The Window, 223 South Main. The Window is serving chili (meat and vegan), cornbread and coffee to warm you up on a cold winter’s night.
You can also get food to-go from food trucks on East Washington:
- Rulli’s Pizza
- Weiner Shack
- Bounthanh’s Egg Rolls