Just what you need to help you decide what to do during Winter Break!
These are well worth the effort to leave the house.
- Roller Garden–St. Louis ParK
You will want to check this link out. They have so much planned for Winter Break including a Wheel of Fortune party, Glow Day, Candy Cane Day, Star Wars Day, Balloon Day, and more.
Special hours during winter break.
- Saints North–Maplewood
Open for some extra fun during winter break
Heartfelt–Drop-in Crafts were created to invite you to come in and get creative whenever you can. Click on the link to see what Lisa and her staff are offering. I want to make almost every single option on the flier!
-tomte (with river rock shoes)
-and so on and so forth
Kiddywampus Open Studio
10th Annual Rube Goldberg Build
Friday, January 1 2016 7-10 pm
Visit some lesser-known Museums
- Minneapolis Institute of Art (Free)
2400 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
- Minnesota History Center (Free Tuesday Evenings)
345 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102
- NWA History Museum (FREE)
8101 34th Avenue South #100
Bloomington, MN 55425
- MN Air National Guard Museum (FREE-Check Website for details)
670 General Miller Drive, Building 670
Saint Paul, MN 55111
- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (FREE)
- Walker Art Center (Free Thursday Evenings)
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
- Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401
- Minnesota Transportation Museum ($5-$12)
193 Pennsylvania Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55130
- The Museum of Russian Art ($5-$9, donations for children)
5500 Stevens Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
- Weisman Art Museum (Free)
Uof M Campus
333 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455
- Bell Museum (free on Sundays,)
Located at the corner of University Ave. & 17th Ave. SE in Minneapolis, on the University of Minnesota campus. View a map
Call (612) 626-9660 for more information
If the weather starts looking more like winter than whatever is happening right now, you can take advantages of these different outdoor ideas.
Go Snow Tubing
Tubing offered December 24 10 am-4 pm, December 26-30 10 am-8 pm, December 31 10 am-4 pm, January 1-3 10 am-8 pm
Price is $4/person
No tow ropes at this facility
Bringing your own sliding crafts are not permitted.
At this location, a hill for small children is not provided. They do not recommend children under 42 inches use their tubing hills.
Tickets are $17/2 hours, $3 for every additional hour
|Dec. 24: ($10 )||12pm – 4pm|
|Dec. 25: ($10 )||12pm – 4pm|
|Dec 26||10am – 10pm|
|Dec 27||10am – 7pm|
|Dec 28 – Jan 1||12pm – 6pm|
|Jan 2||12pm – 10p|
Tubing offered December 26-January 3
Two hour increments –12 p.m.-2 p.m., 2 p.m.-4 p.m., 4 p.m.-6 p.m., 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Ticket good for one session ONLY
Prices: Adults and Teenagers (13 years & older) – $16.00 per person
Children (12 and under) – $13.00 per person
Children (under 42 inches tall) – $5.00 per child (Must ride with parent or guardian)
List of available sledding hills in St. Paul
- Wild Chutes–Taylor Falls
Located at Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls. As for right now, there is no opening snow date due to the uncooperative weather.
Tubing offered December 20-January 4
Two hour increments Between 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Open until 3:00 on December 24, Closed December 25
Open until 10:00 p.m. on December 31
Tubing offered December 22-January 2
Two hour incrememnts between 9:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (to 10:00 p.m. some evenings)
Day Session $17, Night Session $15, Late Night Special (1 hour before close) $10
Special Hours and Rates on December 24, 25, and 31.
Tubing offered December 22-January 4
Three hour increments between 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (or longer)
Open December 24 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Closed December 25
Open December 31 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Prices- 13 years & older $15, 4 – 12 years & under $12, 3 years & under FREE
4 hours of tubing $21
Tubing offered during Winter Break (Opening December 20)
Three hour increments between 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
I am unsure about Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve
Free Sledding Hills Nearby Thomas Wirth Winter Recreation Area: Sunset Hill and Columbia Golf Club (You can rent a tube at Columbia for $5 if needed or bring your own sled for free)
Go for a Zipline Tour
By appointment only, but I can only imagine how cool this would be!
Go Ice Skating
Find our list of Twin Cities-area free outdoor ice rinks here.