Saint Paul Winter Carnival Events kick off this week, from January 25th – February 4th, 2024.
There’s a ton of free fun at the 2024 Saint Paul Winter Carnival, not only this coming weekend but into next week, as well. Our top picks focus on the family-friendly events, but there are also events and activities for those 21 and up. You can find the full schedule here.
Parades: There are TWO parades to keep you entertained and make a fun family tradition! The King Boreas Grand Day Parade takes place on Saturday, January 27th at 2pm. Or you can attend a nighttime parade with the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade on Saturday, February 3rd at 5:15pm.
Ice Sculpture Garden: The Ice Sculpture Garden takes place in Rice Park. The talent that is shown each year is simply astounding! Try to see them at night when they are all lit up and take on a magic of their own.
Vulcan Snow Park: Visit the Minnesota State Fairgrounds each day for family fun activities including a snow maze and visits by the Vulcans. You can also check out the Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition to see masterpieces carved out of 8-foot cubes of snow.
Kids & Family Day: Stop by Landmark Center on Saturday, February 3rd from 11 am – 5 pm for entertaining performances, arts and crafts, storytelling, and other FREE activities for all ages.
This is just a small glimpse of the fun to be had at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Check out the full calendar for all the goings-on, and find some that work for your family’s schedule.
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