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January 2021

Drive-Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park

Thursday, Jan 28 - Sunday, Feb 7
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Combining two signature Winter Carnival events - the Ice Carving Competition and the Snow Sculpture Contest - this drive-thru experience will take place at the State Fairgrounds each day during the Carnival. Upon entering the route, each car will receive a swag bag, bingo card, and the chance to purchase some treats to enjoy during the ride. Dozens of visual stops will showcase snow and ice masterpieces sculpted by local artisans, many of whom have participated in past Winter Carnival…

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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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Securian Financial Winter Run

Saturday, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Phalen Pavilion, 1600 Lake Phalen Drive
St Paul, 55106
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$45 – $65

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 36th annual event! Runners will have the opportunity to run the 5k around Lake Phelan on January 30th or to participate virtually in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon.  See full event information and details at the event link. 

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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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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

Saint Paul Scavenger Hunts

Monday, Feb 1 - Sunday, Feb 7

This year, Winter Carnival fans will be able to take part in three fun and 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 135th 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 produce such magical events…

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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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