Opening January – Twin Cities Events & Attractions

OPENING IN JANUARY – TWIN CITIES EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS

Opening in January - Twin Cities Events & Attractions

TWIN CITIES SEASONAL EVENTS OPENING IN JANUARY

Starts Jan 23: St Paul Winter Carnival

We’ve got the scoop on the coolest carnival in town! From parades and glittering ice sculptures downtown to the thrilling Vulcan snow slide at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, browse below for our top picks for FREE family fun during the run of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Thursday, January 23-Sunday, February 2, 2020:

Opening in January - Twin Cities Events & Attractions

Jan 17: Ice Castles | Long Lake Park, New Brighton

The real-life ice palaces will amaze with icy tunnels, slides, illuminated chambers, and often visiting royalty. Get your tickets online and save a bundle, even more if you can make it out on a weeknight. $6.95-$18/pp. Read our review of Ice Castles here.

Ice Castles - Opening in January

Minnesota does such a spirited job of embracing the winter’s chill in January. We bundle up and head outdoors for a dozen or so festivals full of snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice sculpting, hot cocoa and bonfires – find all the dates on our Winter Family Festival Calendar.

Winter Festivals Opening in January

FREE OUTDOOR ICE SKATING IN JANUARY

Millennium Garden | Plymouth
Located within the city’s beautiful Plymouth Creek Center, the pond transforms into a public ice skating rink during the month of January. Learn more about Plymouth Creek Center.

Skate the Star | Mall of America
The Mall’s outdoor ice rink is FREE to enjoy – bring your skates or rent a pair onsite ($5). The rink is located at the north entrance. Through February 2, 2020.

Find our huge roundup of free outdoor ice skating rinks.

Outdoor Ice Rinks - Skate the Star at Mall of America


TWIN CITIES CULTURAL FAMILY EVENTS OPENING IN JANUARY

Starts Jan 12, 2020: Urban Expedition | Landmark Center, St Paul
Travel the globe at Landmark Center – without the jet lag! A new cultural experience each month, complete with family activities, entertainment and food, through April 5. Admission is FREE.

Opening in January - Twin Cities Events & Attractions


FAMILY EXHIBITS OPENING IN JANUARY

Starts Jan 18, 2020: Hot Wheels: Race to Exhibit | Minnesota Children’s Museum
A brand-new exhibit makes its debut alongside roomfuls of other interactive exhibits. FREE admission each third Sunday of the month (Jan 19) but come early and be prepared to wait in line.

Opens Jan 25, 2020: Audubon Animated | Bell Museum of Natural History
Have you checked out the brand new Bell Museum yet? Our family was impressed to the point of purchasing a membership so we could make a quick return. In January, visit a virtual swamp teeming with exotic birds. Included in Bell admission of $9-$1 2/pp.


TWIN CITIES PERFORMING ARTS OPENING IN JANUARY

Opening in January - Twin Cities Events & Attractions

Opens Jan 17, 2020: The Dot | Stages Theatre, Hopkins
“Just make a dot and see where it takes you.” Tickets $14.00-$16.00.

Opens Jan 19, 2020: Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds | Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis
With the help of some feathered friends, Ziggy learns “every little thing is gonna be alright” in this musical based on the song by Bob Marley. Ages  5+. Tickets $15+.

Opens Jan 24, 2020: Nick Jr. Live – Move to the Music | State Theater, Minneapolis
Sing, dance, clap, cheer and move to the music with your favorite Nick Jr. Characters. Pre-K.  Tickets $23-$69. (Check for Goldstar discounted tickets).

Find more family-friendly performing arts outings on our Plan Ahead Calendar.

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