Drive-Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park

Combining two signature Winter Carnival events – the Ice Carving Competition and the Snow Sculpture Contest – this Drive-Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park, presented by White Bear Mitsubishi, will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds each day of the Carnival, giving you ample opportunities to enjoy the winter creations!

Your vehicle pass includes a UCare or Xcel Energy Swag Bag filled with goodies plus chance to win prizes through ‘I Spy’ BINGO along the way! Through the Winter Carnival web app, you’ll be able to participate in Winter Carnival Trivia, presented by Securian Financial, and Ice Your Vote by voting for your favorite sculptures as you view dozens of snow and ice masterpieces sculpted by local artisans, courtesy of Soapy Joe’s Car Wash.

As in years past, the Vulcans will manage the snow sculptures, courtesy of City, County Credit Union and their team of volunteers. On select days, you will also get to meet members of the Vulcan Krewe, the Winter Carnival Royal Family and the Klondike Kates!

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View the Route

Take a sneak peek at the Drive-Thru route to see just how many ice and snow masterpieces and community creations will be along your drive! 


Access the App

The Winter Carnival web app can be accessed through any device with an internet connection. The app will allow you to Ice Your Vote, play Securian Financial Trivia, learn about the sculptures, community artists, & much more! 


Help Us End Hunger
Bring a non-perishable food item with you to the Drive-Thru and support Second Harvest Heartland’s mission to end local hunger. See what items are most needed and pack a bag to donate when you arrive onsite.

Ticket Details:


Tickets for the Drive-Thru are SOLD OUT.  


Time Slots
Timed ticket slots run every 30 mins for the hours listed below, running January 28 – February 7. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of your time slot. 

Mondays-Thursdays: 4-9:30pm
Fridays: 12-10pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 9am-10pm




Refund Policy: This event will take place rain, snow or shine; however the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation reserves the right to cancel any element of the event, and the event in its entirety, due to serious inclement weather or another Act of God. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Saint Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation depends on ticket sales and donations to operate. As such, tickets to the drive-thru experience are non-refundable. Should the event be canceled, the Foundation will recognize your ticket purchase as a donation to help fund future activities.

Questions? Visit our FAQs page to find what you’re looking for. For information regarding COVID-19 Safety Precautions being taken during this event, download our Preparedness Plan.


Want to be a part of the experience? Learn about vendor and sculpting opportunities here

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