Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to St. Paul Winter Carnival January 22-February 1


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Want the scoop on the 2016 St. Paul Winter Carnival? Check out our updated information here.

The Winter Carnival is coming!  Starting Thursday, January 22, you can experience the fun of the Winter Carnival legend with King Boreas and Vulcanus Rex.  There is so much happening at SPWC that we couldn’t include it all, but we wanted to let you know about our favorites.  Head over to SPWC’s website for more info on the Toughest Rodeo, Saintly Cat Show, Medallion Hunt and Autonomous Snow Plow Competitions and SO much more!

Events take place before the Winter Carnival even begins.

MN snow sculptures

Snow Park at the Fair sculptures, image courtesy SPWC

Pre-St. Paul Winter Carnival Festivities

Snow Park at the Fair Annual Snow Stomp
Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Saturday, Jan 17 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
 Free and open to the public
Details:  Watch how the snow blocks and other structures are pounded together and prepared for the Snow Park at the Fair.

 

 Crowns and Gowns Fashion Show

Jimmy’s Conference Center
1132 County Rd E. , Vadnais Heights, MN United

Saturday, Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Ticketed event available to the public
$20.90-$36.35

I personally know some girls who would love to attend this event.

 Queen’s Tea

Keller Golf Course
2166 Maplewood Dr, Maplewood, MN 55109

Sunday, Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm
Ticketed event available to the public
$35.00 first come, first serve

landmark center in winter

Landmark Center Wintery Beauty, image courtesy of SPWC

 

Official St. Paul Winter Carnival Events

Wells Fargo Winter Skate
Now-Sunday, February 1
Landmark Center Plaza
Free (Skate Rental is $2)

Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade

Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade, image courtesy SPWC

Parades
Moonglow Pedestrian Parade Thursday, January 22 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

King Boreas’s Grand Day Parade Saturday, January 24 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade Saturday, January 31 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (followed  by the Overthrow of King Boreas and Fireworks)

Rice Park
Thursday, January 22-Sunday, 25 Watch sculptors compete in the annual SPWC Ice Carving Contest–both single block and multi-block competitions.

Stop the park any time during SPWC and enjoy the beautiful creations.

Kids’ Day
Saturday, January 24

All around St. Paul on Kids’ Day you will find lots of fun.  The Landmark Center is hosting a jigsaw puzzle competition from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., it’s the Vulcan Coming Out ceremony.  Como Park is hosting the Disc Festival.  St. Paul Hotel is giving out Hot Chocolate from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. And there will be bouncy houses and other kid fun inside the Landmark Center from noon-5:00 p.m.

Red Bull Crashed Ice

image courtesy SPWC

Red Bull Crashed Ice
Friday, January 23-Sunday, January 25

It’s the first race for 2015 and Red Bull is psyched!  And we crazy Minnesotans gather around this ice derby track and watch people hurtled themselves down this extreme track to win!

Snow Park at the Fair 

  • Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition – Jan 23-25, 2015
  • Snow sculpture viewing – Jan 23 – Feb 1, 2015
  • Giant snow slide – Jan 24 – Feb 1, 2015 (ticketed event)

 Vulcan Fun Day at Snow Park at the Fair
January 25 -This Day adds the spice of the Vulcans and includes at the other Snow Park at the Fair events as well as special Vulcan Krewe treats.

  • Fire Truck Rides
  • Kids’ Treasure Hunt

Family Day
Landmark Center

Saturday, January 31
Noon-5:00 p.m.

Entertainment includes Vulcans and Royalty appearance in the Landmark Center.

Vulcan Fireworks in St. Paul

Fireworks in Celebration of the Vulcan Victory, image courtesy of SPWC

Overthrow of Boreas and Fireworks
On the steps of the James J. Hill Library 7:00 p.m. with fireworks to follow.

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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at www.giannaraekordatzky.blogspot.com .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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