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January 2021

Virtual Family Day

Saturday, Jan 30

For both Saturdays during Carnival (January 30 and February 6), families can gather ‘round their computers and smart TVs in the comfort and safety of their homes to participate in our Family Day activities. Each day’s schedule will be filled with entertaining performances, educational seminars, arts and crafts lessons, storytelling sessions, and much more. This content will go live on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel and then be available for “re-runs” forever! Enjoy performances, story sessions, craft lessons…

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King Boreas Tour de Phalen – Canceled

Saturday, Jan 30
Phalen Golf Course Club House, 1615 Phalen Dr
St Paul, MN 55106 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Winter in the spirit of King Boreas who was famed for describing Minnesota as a winter paradise. The Tour de Phalen Classic will offer a gently rolling and twisting 7K groomed course that will be a fun a personal best challenge for skiers of every skill level.  The Phalen Minne-Tour will offer kids 11 and under a 1.5K winter adventure of their own. A portion of Proceeds will support Melanin In Motion - A Community based collaborative connecting…

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2021 Puzzle Contest

Saturday, Jan 30 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm
Landmark Center Cortile, 75 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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$60.00

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Puzzle Contest! The Nation's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Contest is brought to you by PuzzleTwist®  Registration will open October 1st, 2020 at 11 a.m.  In-Person Event: Our in-person puzzle contest will take place on Saturday, January 30th, 2021, at the Landmark Center in Downtown Saint Paul. The contest will feature four divisions: Expert/Adult Adult 1 Adult 2 Family - must include one team member under 18 by contest date…

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Saint Paul Hotel Hot Chocolate

Saturday, Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market St,
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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A bit frozen? Drive by the Saint Paul Hotel for a nice hot cup of Hot Chocolate! $1 hot chocolate and Rice Krispy bars are a fun treat as you drive through the beautiful downtown Saint Paul, on your way to Winter Carnival activities.  Saint Paul Hotel is located right next to Rice Park and is home to the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Royalty during Winter Carnival. This is a long-standing Saint Paul Hotel tradition.   

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3K Prologue at Battle Creek

Sunday, Jan 31
Battle Creek, 75 Winthrop St S.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55119
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$40

The Endurance United Nordic Prologue is on Sunday, January 31 in the Freestyle Technique Over 3k distance. Social distancing guidelines in place with warm-up, staging, race, cool down areas. Start times are based on time of day and the event is manually timed.  Sign up soon to select one of 135 interval start times, spaced out every 2 minutes.   

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February 2021

Virtual Family Day

Saturday, Feb 6
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, Feb 6

For both Saturdays during Carnival, families can gather ‘round their computers and smart TVs in the comfort and safety of their homes to participate in our Family Day activities. Each day’s schedule will be filled with entertaining performances, educational seminars, arts and crafts lessons, storytelling sessions, and much more. This content will go live on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel and then be available for “re-runs” forever! Enjoy performances, story sessions, craft lessons and more with: Dodge Nature…

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January 2022

Snow Park at the Fair- Annual Snow Stomp

Saturday, Jan 22 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Snow Park at the Fair Annual Snow Stomp

Visitors are welcome to drop by the Snow Park to see how the giant snow blocks are created. An astonishing amount of activity is packed into these two days, involving a lot of heavy equipment. (For safety’s sake, visitors are asked to stay well clear of the activity and observe from a distance.) If you’d like to get closer to the action, volunteers are needed to help build the blocks. This is a great opportunity for groups, families, and individuals.…

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Saint Paul Scavenger Hunts, Presented by St. Croix Hospice

Friday, Jan 28 - Sunday, Feb 6
$20

This year, Winter Carnival fans will once again be able to take part in up to four fun and uniquely engaging scavenger hunts. By participating in this event, you are positively impacting the future of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival for decades to come! Consider the small “pay-to-play” price as a sign of your support for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and our mission to continue producing Saint Paul’s coolest and legendary events. Our small non-profit wouldn’t be able to…

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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculptures and Snow Maze

Saturday, Jan 29 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, Feb 6 @ 9:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Free
Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculpture Viewing

Visit Vulcan Snow Park to see some amazing works of art—made out of snow! PLUS a Snow Maze! 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. Stop by often during the first weekend (January 29-30) to watch the competition and contest sculptures take shape—and vote for your favorite around noon on Sunday! All sculptures are finished by the afternoon of Sunday, January 30.…

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Winter Carnival Warm-up With the Library

Saturday, Jan 29 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join the Saint Paul Public Library for a special Saint Paul Winter Carnival Warm-up! Historic Slide Show 10:30-5pm Otto Bremer Room, 1st Floor Warm up at George Latimer Central Library and enjoy a historical Winter Carnival slide show produced by Saint Paul Public Library. Hot cocoa served while supplies last! This is an official event of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Image description: Image features blue tinted sketch of the first Ice Palace in Saint Paul designed by Montreal architect…

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Summit Brewing Co. Freeze Your Bags Off Tournament

Sunday, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Landmark Plaza, 5th Street & Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
$25

Take part in the 6th annual Summit Brewing Co. “Freeze Your Bags Off” Frozen Bean Bag Tournament! This outdoor bag tournament will feature 2 16-team competitions on Sunday, January 30. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in. 16 teams will compete in a single elimination tournament; the first team to reach 21 points moves to the next round. The Tournament requires pre-registration to participate. Cost is $25.00 per team. Entry fee includes entrance into the tournament and…

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Warming House Purse Bingo

Monday, Jan 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Landmark Plaza, 5th Street & Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

“B-4” you go shopping for your new handbag, join us in the Warming House, Powered by Sunbelt Rentals, in Landmark Plaza Park for a fun evening of bingo – you may win a new designer purse! There will be beverages available for purchase and food vendors too! There is no registration fee and you can play any amount of games you want to play. Each game is $2 per sheet (3 faces). The only stipulation is we need to have…

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February 2022

Winter Carnival Warm-up at the Library

Saturday, Feb 5 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Historic Slide Show 10:30-5pm Otto Bremer Room, 1st Floor Warm up at George Latimer Central Library and enjoy a historical Winter Carnival slide show produced by Saint Paul Public Library. Hot cocoa served while supplies last! This is an official event of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. Winter Carnival Art Exhibit 10:30-5pm Otto Bremer Room & Welcome Center, 1st Floor Winter Carnival family heirlooms and work by artist Kristina Johnson will be on display. This is an official event of…

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June 2022

Winter Carnival Senior Royalty Fundraiser

Friday, Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tinucci’s, 396 21st St
Newport, 55055
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$40

Join the Senior Royalty Alumni Association for a Pirate-themed Fundraising Event on Friday, June 10th at Tinucci's. Doors open at 5:00 for social hour / Dinner at 5:30. There will be prizes for the best male and female pirate costume, pirate bingo, a treasure hunt and silent auction. Ticket cost is $40.00 if you send check or $41.50 if you purchase ticket online.    Pay by check:  Make it out to SRAA & Mail to Kathy Moon @ 5141 30th Ave. So.  Minneapolis, MN…

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December 2022

Private Button Reveal, Presented by Priority Courier Experts

Saturday, Dec 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mancini’s Char House & Lounge, 531 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Join us as we unveil the commemorative 2023 Winter Carnival buttons designed by Geno Okok on Saturday, December 3rd! This private, members-only unveiling will take place at Mancini's Char House in Saint Paul. Renew or get your membership by then so you don't miss this fun event. The event starts at 10 am with the official buttons' unveiling shortly thereafter.   There will be a cash bar and complimentary light breakfast refreshments will be served. The public event will follow later…

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