WEEKEND FAMILY GUIDE: JANUARY 23-24, 2021

Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekend!

This January Twin Cities Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of January 23-24, 2021. To find our most recent guide, click here.

Start off the new year right with a mix of indoor, outdoor and virtual activities to choose from this weekend. For more ideas, hop over to our January Family Guide or our Family Fun Calendar. We try to keep it stocked with options to fit your family’s needs – whether you’re keeping close to home — or want a break from it.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Have you been kicksledding, fellow Minnesotan? There are a number of parks across the Twin Cities that will let you try for free!
Winter Recreation Sampler | McCarrons Lake Park, Roseville

Bundle up to try kicksledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding and more. Jan 22-24, 11am-3pm. FREE.

Snowtime Saturday | Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie

On Snowtime Saturdays families can try out activities like ice fishing, snowshoeing, kick-sledding and cross-country skiing. Kits are available to create snow sculptures. Warm up at the bonfire. 12-4pm.

Outdoor Family Fun Day | North Mississippi Regional Park

Explore a different theme each week through self-directed scavenger hunts, nature walks, and other activities. Staff is on hand for instruction. FREE, but please register in advance. 1-3pm.

Wintertime in Stillwater

There’s extra twinkle in the city’s historic downtown district this year. Chestnut Street has a pedestrian winter wonderland area where you can enjoy a free LED light show set to music. Now through March 2021, 5-10pm nightly.

Downtown Stillwater Minnesota lit up for the Holidays 2020

The snow is here to stay — at least for the next few months (or so). What better way to enjoy than hitting up one of these sledding hills (free!) or snow tubing hills (not free). They are open for business and creating their own conditions. Several free ice skating rinks across the Twin Cities are flooded and ready to go, too. Please make sure to double check operating hours before heading out!

WINTER SCAVENGER HUNTS

Have you found this guy lurking around Thedore Wirth Park yet? Click the picture for a hint!

The Great Minnetonka Yeti Hunt

The City of Minnetonka is rotating a stuffed Yeti through several parks during January. Check the city’s website for more info. This weekend head to Minnetonka Civic Center/Jidana Park.

Ramsey County Fall into Winter Scavenger Hunt

Ramsey County challenges families to get outdoors and explore its parks with a new literacy-based scavenger hunt. Visit the website for details.

St. Louis Park New Year’s Gnome Search & Snowtime Saturdays

Each week St. Louis Park will hide a different gnome in a city park and give clues on social media. Learn more at the link. On Snowtime Saturdays families can  try out activities like ice fishing, snowshoeing, kick-sledding and cross-country skiing.

For more inspiration, check out our list of scavenger hunt ideas across the Twin Cities!

Twin Cities Quests and Treasure Hunts for Families

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

ANASI THE SPIDER | VIA CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY

These classic West African and Caribbean tales are presented in an online experience. FREE!

Virtual Urban Expedition | Via LAndmark Center

Visit Serbia (virtually!) through the Urban Expedition page, and on Landmark Center’s social media pages.

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