Saint Paul Winter Carnival 2021: Top Family Activities

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Saint Paul is gearing up for the 135th Saint Paul Winter Carnival: January 28 – February 7, 2021. What will this year’s Carnival look like? Plan for some changes to allow for social distancing. Parades and ice skating look like they may be out, but other favorite events are going forward.  Most events are family-friend and FREE. Activities take place in downtown Saint Paul, near Rice Park and Landmark Center, as well as at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Check back as we approach the Winter Carnival. We’ll update as more information comes in.

Drive Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park

This year, both the snow sculptures and the ice sculptures will be together at the fairgrounds. Visitors will receive fun swag, a bingo card and the opportunity to purchase treats while driving through the grounds to view the works of art. Timed tickets will be required this year. 2020 tickets are priced per car, $20-$35/vehicle or pull together a busload for $50.00. Saint Paul Winter Carnival 2017

Frozen Family Fun Night

An outdoor event with entertainment, snow princesses, kid-friendly activities and a bonfire to for keeping warm.

Virtual Family Days

Both Saturdays of the event will offer some virtual family fun with entertainment, education, arts and crafts, stories and more. Find the videos on You Tube, Facebook or on the Website.

Saint Paul Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt 2021

Take the family on a real treasure hunt! — Wait, there are 3 Scavenger Hunts this year:
  1. A family friendly hunt through St. Paul’s 150 parks.
  2. An historical hunt through notable sites in St. Paul’s past and present.
  3. A hunt through St. Paul fun and attractions.
Hunts will be available on the Goosechase App starting January 28, 2021.

2021 Buttons

In 2021, there are four button designs. Pick your favorite or collect them all. Pick up your own set at select retailers or on the Winter Carnival website.

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    1. One can dream of St. Paul Winters on these 90 degree days, right. But do check this link out again in a couple months. We’ll update for 2020.

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