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January 2020

Vulcan Snow Park Polar Plunges

Sunday, Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Polar Plunge

Vulcan Snow Park is proud to partner with Special Olympics Minnesota to host two Polar Plunge events. Every Plunge makes a difference for more than 8,100 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes. Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health, and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities, and the world. Funds raised through the Polar Plunge help to support programs such as Young Athletes, Unified Sports,…

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Barstool Ski Races

Sunday, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Barstool Ski Races

Come watch (or participate in) your new favorite sporting event! Contestants race downhill on (you guessed it) barstools on skis in one-on-one heats. Barstool decorations, costumed riders, and wipeouts just add to the fun. Visit mnsnowpark.com/barstool-ski-races for complete event details, entry form, and Vulcan Snow Park visitor information.

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Frozen Family Fun Night

Thursday, Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm
CHS Field, 360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN 55101 United States
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Bring the kids to CHS Field on Thursday, January 30 for Frozen Family Fun Night!  There will also be a special appearance from the newly crowned Saint Paul Winter Carnival Royalty and the Junior Royalty.  Frozen Family Fun Night at CHS Field. Join us for free activities including: ⛸Ice skating performances by Iceformance 👑Princess meet & greet from Magical Moments 🏹Foam Archery from Northern Star Scouting 🐷Appearances by St. Paul Saints Baseball Mascot, Mudonna and Saint Paul Winter Carnival Junior Royalty 🥊Kickboxing demos from 9Round Fitness Don’t forget to…

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February 2020

2020 Family Day

Saturday, Feb 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Landmark Center Cortile, 75 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Enjoy family-friendly activities, performances, and vendors at Family Day     

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May 2020

2020 Cinco de Mayo

Saturday, May 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez St
Saint Paul,
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2020 Cinco de Mayo Virtual - Enjoy from Home Event We are so excited to announce an online Cinco de Mayo celebration on May 2, 2020. Enjoy fun activities from the comfort of your home! All activities can be found on our Facebook page.  Schedule:  10 a.m. - Online viewing of 2019 parade 12 p.m. - Virtual Car, Truck and Bike Show presented by Post Consumer Brands ​ 3 p.m. - Facebook Live performance benefiting Neighborhood House ​Other Activities:  ​Kids Bike Decorating Contest…

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October 2020

Expansive Online Auction

Monday, Oct 5 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm

Expansive Online Auction Start your holiday shopping early during our expansive online auction that will be live October 5th – 8 p.m. October 8th. You won’t want to miss our fabulous items including once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Winter Carnival royalty, numerous gift cards to local business and restaurants and SO MUCH MORE!  Treat yourself to some amazing items all while giving back to the upcoming 135th Winter Carnival. Open to the public, no tickets required, share with your friends, family and co-workers.  Check out…

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January 2021

CRAFTED: A Winter Carnival Craft Drink Experience

Thursday, Jan 21 - Sunday, Feb 28

Have you missed your Saturdays at the brewery? Or your Wine-Down Wednesdays? Well, it’s time to get ‘crafty’ with the Winter Carnival!  We’re supporting local businesses with the brand-new CRAFTED: A Winter Carnival Craft Drink Experience! This exclusive drink passport program will help you discover specially-crafted Winter Carnival drinks at local breweries, artisan coffee shops, restaurants & more throughout Saint Paul and the East metro. Each participating location will offer an exclusive Winter Carnival drink, an onsite discount, and each stamp you…

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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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December 2021

2022 Private Button Unveiling

Saturday, Dec 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Loon, 426 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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Join us as we unveil the commemorative 2022 Winter Carnival buttons on Saturday, December 4, sponsored by Greg Kuntz of the River Run Team! This private, members-only unveiling will take place at the Loon Cafe in Saint Paul.  Event starts at 10:30 am with the official buttons' unveiling shortly thereafter.   There will be a cash bar and a chili bar available for purchase.    The public event will follow at 4:30 pm at Union Depot. 

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January 2022

2022 Junior Royalty Coronation

Saturday, Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 County Hwy 96
Arden Hills, 55112

Join us as the new 2022 Junior Royalty Court is crowned!   Cost to attend is:  $5.00 with a 2022 Winter Carnival button $10.00 without a button Buttons will be available for purchase at the door. Visiting royalty may attend with 1 chaperone at no charge, please RSVP to westwindprincess2019@gmail.com to confirm space.  

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