Ice Castles has moved around the Twin Cities from year and to year; but it’s always a good time. In the past it has been at the MOA, Eden Prairie, Stillwater, and Excelsior, In 2020, it will be at Long Lake Park in New Brighton. Exact dates are weather dependent, but pre-sale tickets are available now through December 3, 2019. Expect a mid-January opening date. We’ll keep updating.
In 2013, the Mall of America was host to one of Brent Christensen’s Ice Castles. At the time I didn’t realize what I was missing out on by not visiting it. However, in 2015, I made sure to not miss out. I packed up the kids and drove out to Eden Prairie’s Miller Park just off Hwy 212.
Ice Castle Fun:
Brent Christensen created his Ice Castles after moving from warm, sunny California to snowy Utah. He likes to experiment and play around and the snow and ice of Utah were the perfect vehicle for his creativity.
Since 2011, he has been creating this masterpieces for the public all over the country. This year, four different locations are hosting an Ice Castle and they are all unique–even though they use many of the same elements, tunnels, waterfalls, ice, etc.
What to expect from Ice Castles
- Perfect Setting for pictures. Bring your cameras. If you don’t, you will kick yourself. You are walking into the Land of the Ice Princess. You need to look for a frozen Olaf and on select days, you can meet Elsa and Ana.
- Hot chocolate, coffee, cider, cookies, and sandwiches for sale.
- A frozen tube slide
- Ample opportunities to crawl into tunnels and play hide and seek (although I don’t recommend that since lots of people are visiting and you may actually lose your children).
Minnesota Ice Castles 2020 Information
- Location: Long Lake Park, New Brighton
- Dates: TBA Weather dependent – expect a mid-January Opening.
- Tickets: Discounted pre-sale tickets ($14.39) are available now through December 3, 2019
This article was originally written by Gianna in 2014
and is updated with current information annually