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December 2019

“Kettles of Fire” Junior Royalty Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Sunday, Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
enVision Hotel, 701 Concord St S
Saint Paul, MN 55075 United States
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Join the Current Saint Paul Winter Carnival Junior Royalty, as well as 2020 Candidates for the 5th Annual Kettles of Fire Chili Cook-Off and silent auction on Sunday, December 8th, 2019 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.  The event will be held at enVision Hotel 701 Concord St S. South St. Paul MN 55075 and admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  The ticket includes: -More than 15 tasty chilis to sample and vote on. Who will reign…

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January 2020

Vulcan Snow Park Snow Stomp

Saturday, Jan 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Stomp

Drop by Vulcan Snow Park to see how the giant snow blocks are created. Better yet, sign up to be a volunteer snow stomper! The Vulcans pack a lot of activity into this day, using some pretty cool machinery. For safety’s sake, visitors are asked to stay well clear of the activity and observe from a distance. (But our volunteers get to be right in the middle of the action!) Stomping is a great volunteer opportunity for groups, families, and…

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2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Thursday, Jan 23 - Sunday, Feb 2

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the 134th Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the “Coolest Celebration on Earth” since 1886. The Winter Carnival continues to bring family-friendly events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metro area.  Most events are FREE and open to the public. Events primarily take place in downtown Saint Paul, in and around the Landmark Center, as well as at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.  Enjoy live entertainment, walk through the ice sculpture garden, watch…

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Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition

Friday, Jan 24 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition

Come watch Minnesotan artists brave the elements to create amazing works of art. Better yet, sign up to participate! Each team (with up to three members) starts with a ready-made eight-foot cube of snow and has 2½ days to carve out a sculpture using only hand tools. Stop by often to watch the sculptures take shape and join us around noon on Sunday to vote for your favorite sculpture! Visit mnsnowpark.com/minnesota-state-snow-sculpting-competition for complete event details, entry form, and Vulcan Snow…

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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculpture Viewing

Friday, Jan 24 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculpture Viewing

Visit Vulcan Snow Park to see some amazing works of art—made out of snow! Sculptures on display include an exhibition sculpture by professional snow artists, Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition entries, Small-Block Snow Sculpting Contest entries, and other sculptures, such as those created by students from the Metro Deaf School. Stop by often during the first weekend (January 24-26) to watch the competition and contest sculptures take shape—and vote for your favorite around noon on Sunday! All sculptures are finished…

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Small-Block Snow Sculpting Contest

Saturday, Jan 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Amateur Snow Sculpting Contest

Come watch Minnesotan artists brave the elements to create amazing works of art. Better yet, sign up to participate! Each team (with up to three members) starts with a ready-made block of snow and has just eight hours to carve out a sculpture using only hand tools. Stop by often to watch the sculptures take shape and join us around 4:30 pm to cheer for the winners! Visit mnsnowpark.com/small-block-snow-contest for complete event details, entry form, and Vulcan Snow Park visitor…

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Winter Carnival Puzzle Contest

Saturday, Jan 25 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Landmark Center Cortile, 75 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$50

Are you a master at putting puzzles together? Then this is an event for you! Grab your friends or come with your family for a dueling puzzle competition. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 teams in each category to complete their 500 piece puzzle in the 2 hour time slot. The puzzle in question is manufactured by the company behind PuzzleTwist® branded jigsaw puzzles and will be a special keepsake! The competition will be split into two divisions…

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Vulcan Snow Park Giant Snow Slide

Saturday, Jan 25 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Giant Snow Slide

The giant snow slide is a Vulcan Snow Park crowd favorite. It puts smiles on thousands of children’s faces, allows adults to relive cherished childhood memories, and brings the community together to have fun. After all, who doesn’t have fun going down a hill on a sled? Measuring 16 feet high and more than 300 feet long, the slide opens the first weekend Vulcan Snow Park. Scheduled hours are 9 am to 9 pm on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays)—weather permitting.…

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Vulcan Fun Day

Sunday, Jan 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Fun Day

Vulcan Fun Day is a big day at Vulcan Snow Park. Bring the whole family for a day of snowy carnival fun! Zoom down the giant snow slide. Ride a Vulcan fire truck! Meet the Vulcan Krewe and Royal Family. Dig for snowy treasure. Puzzle your way through the snow maze. Climb the snow mountain. Check out the amazing snow sculptures, vote for your favorite, and find out who won! <!--Take the Polar Plunge or watch as other brave souls…

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