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January 2021

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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Klondike Kate Cabaret

Sunday, Jan 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$10

Fans of the Mistresses of Song & Merriment will be able to watch this year’s Klondike Kate Cabaret from the comfort and safety of their home. The show will be posted on the Winter Carnival’s Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 10 a.m. Join us and support the talented Kates as they celebrate their 50th anniversary in stories and song.   This is a fundraiser for the Royal Order of the Klondike Kate’s, a suggested donation of $10 per…

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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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CANCELED – Softball Tournament

Saturday, Feb 6

We are sorry to announce that the Softball Tournament has been cancelled for 2021. We’re brrrrrrringing back a classic hit from Carnival’s history – the Winter Carnival Softball Tournament. Games will be held outdoors on a snowy St. Paul ballfield (site to be determined) on Saturday, Feb. 6. Registration will begin in January. Sign up and batter up or catch a game on the sidelines.

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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

Ice Fishing Tournament

Saturday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm
$15

Welcome Minnesota Anglers & prepare your tackle for our month+ long fishing tournament! Save the date for our month long digital ice fishing tournament through the FishDonkey Mobile App, launching January 1st and running through January 30, 2022. Prizes  Prizes will be awarded to the top anglers in categories: King of Winter Largest Walleye - length Largest Northern Pike - length Largest Bass - length Largest Crappie - length Largest Sunfish - length Largest Perch - length Grand Slam of…

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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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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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Saint Paul Winter Carnival Fire & Ice Winter Run, Presented by Xcel Energy

Sunday, Jan 30 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
$20 – $60

It’s cold outside, which can mean only one thing – it’s race time! Gather up your thermal underwear and neck warmers and start training today for this annual event! Runners will have the opportunity to participate in a NoK (pay to not run), 5K, 10K and Kid's Run, either in person or virtually.  Full event information and details on the event link. 

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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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Berners in the Park

Saturday, Feb 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rice Park, 109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Free

Mark your calendars for the return of Berners in the Park! The friendly pooches of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities are joining us at Rice Park at 11 am on Kid's and Family Day, Presented by Securian Financial, Saturday, February 5th. You'll be able to watch these snow-loving animals embrace what Winter Carnival is all about - enjoying St. Paul's great outdoors all year round! For more information on this breed and the Bernese Mountain…

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Kids’ & Family Day, presented by Securian Financial

Saturday, Feb 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Landmark Center Cortile, 75 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
Free

Presented by Securian Financial and hosted at the Landmark Center, Kids’ and Family Day will be filled with fun and interactive activities for kids of all ages! Kids will be able to exercise, watch performances, hear educational presentations and participate in arts & crafts activities!  More details and a schedule are coming soon! Presented by:    

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Pick-A-Prize Bingo for Kids & Adults

Saturday, Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Landmark Plaza, 5th Street & Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States

NEW EVENT! ALL Ages Welcome! Pick-a-Prize when you Get a BINGO! Join us in the Warming House, Powered by Sunbelt for Bingo with prizes for both kids and adults!    

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April 2022

A Night in Old Saint Paul: 2022 Annual Fundraiser

Thursday, Apr 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mancini’s at The Rathskeller, 882 7th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
$75.00

A Night in Old Saint Paul Since 1886, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival has taken great pride in celebrating Saint Paul's unique history and the traditions that connect our community. The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises the money and puts on the Winter Carnival remains committed to creating meaningful experiences, providing educational opportunities, and celebrating our heritage at little to no cost for all. We need your help as we move forward. The 137th…

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