Things to do in Minneapolis & St Paul this weekenD!
This January Family Weekend Guide covers the weekend of January 23-34, 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. 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 would like a break from it.
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.
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.
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
The City of Minnetonka is rotating a stuffed Yeti through several parks during January. Check the city’s website for more info.
Ramsey County challenges families to get outdoors and explore its parks with a new literacy-based scavenger hunt. Visit the website for details.
Each week St. Louis Park will hide a different gnome in a city park and give clues on social media.
Springbrook Winterfest | Fridley
Visit participating parks and complete one or more of the featured activities. Check in at at least five and receive some cool gear as prizes!
For more inspiration, check out our list of scavenger hunt ideas across the Twin Cities!