2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the 134th Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the “Coolest Celebration on Earth” since 1886. The Winter Carnival continues to bring family-friendly events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metro area. 

  • Most events are FREE and open to the public.
  • Events primarily take place in downtown Saint Paul, in and around the Landmark Center, as well as at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. 
  • Enjoy live entertainment, walk through the ice sculpture garden, watch the ice carvers create frozen masterpieces, visit vendor booths, and more!
  • Enjoy hot mulled wine, beer, and other beverages at the Ice Bars.

Royal Coronation Presented by Western Bank

The magical journey of King Boreas LXXXIII along with Aurora, Queen of the Snows; the four Winds and Wind Princesses; as well as the Royal Guard begins with the Royal Coronation.  A 130+ year old Winter Carnival tradition.  

Royal Dinner and Royal Coronation Schedule of Events:

Advanced reservations are required, please scroll to the bottom of the page to reserve your tickets today!

Tickets are $85 per person; $800 per table of 10.  

Prices go to $105 per person; $1050 per table of 10 on January 4, 2019. 

5:30 pm – Social Hour
7:00 pm – Royal Dinner
8:00 pm – Coronation of the 2018 Royal Family
10:00 pm – The Royal Family Greet Their Loyal Subjects

Public Viewing of the Royal Coronation:

Admission is $15 with a 2019 Saint Paul Winter Carnival Button; admission and buttons can be purchased at the Saint Paul RiverCentre from 6:30pm to 8pm January 26th only.
The public is welcome to attend the Royal Coronation portion of the evening. Doors open for general seating at approximately 7:30pm. Public seating is first come first served- seating is limited. To guarantee entrance, it is recommended to purchase a dinner ticket. See above for schedule of evening.

250 General Admission tickets for the Coronation only – will be available at the door, day of only. Tickets will go on sale at 7 pm and will be first come first serve.

Operation Glass Slipper Donations:

At the 2019 Royal Coronation, we will be collecting donations for Operation Glass Slipper. Operation Glass Slipper is a Minnesota 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing prom gowns and accessories at no charge to high school girls and boys throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin who would otherwise be unable to attend prom due to difficult financial or family circumstances.

We Would Love:

  • Prom, wedding, & bridesmaids dresses
  • Dressy shoes
  • Jewelry
  • Suits
  • Ties
  • And More!

For more information about what Operation Glass Slipper needs this prom season, please visit operationglassslipper.org or email info@operationglassslipper.org.

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2018 Royal Family Announced


The 2018 royal family was announced on Friday, January 26th.Thousands of people were in attendance at the Royal Coronation waiting for the newly crowned King Boreas and Queen of Snows to be revealed. After a night of performances and the honoring of past royal families, it was declared that Tom Leonard of the House of Fury Motors and Jilla Nadimi of the House of Party Time Liquors will be this year’s King Boreas LXXXII and Aurora, Queen of Snows.

Jilla Nadimi, growing up as an immigrant, found community to be an essential resource. Throughout her youth, Girl Scouts nurtured this passion as she earned her Gold Award. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota in French and Global Studies, she continues to build community both at home and abroad. Currently, as a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer for the American Refugee Committee, she supports field teams in providing aid to refugees and internally displaced persons in countries including Rwanda, Somalia, and Syria. Through her involvement with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, she will expand her community service locally and proudly represent the city she loves.


The royal family plays an important part in the Winter Carnival and are responsible for representing the city of  Saint Paul and the Winter Carnival throughout the city, metro, state and even into Canada.


Congratulations to the 2018 Royal Family:
King Boreas LXXXII – Tom Leonard

Aurora, Queen of Snows – Jilla Nadimi

Prime Minister – Christine Quandt

Titan, Prince of the North Wind – Bob Flood

Euros, Prince of the East Wind – Bill Wearn

Zephyrus, Prince of the West Wind & West Wind Princess – Daryl Wahl and Dani Ross

Notos, Prince of the South Wind – Steve Doody and Jacquelyn Chatelaine

Captain of the Guard-Jeff DeKeuster

Guard Sergeant – Christopher Seebeck

King’s Guard – Brenda Hocum

King’s Guard – Jamie Rued

King’s Guard – Dan Maslowski


2018 Senior Royalty Coronation

Come and watch the crowning of the new 2018 Senior Royalty Court at the Saint Paul College Theatre!

The Senior Royalty Coronation will be held January 19th at 4 PM in the Saint Paul College theater.  No RSVP needed.  Doors open at 3:30 P.M.  Admission to the presentation is $10 at the door or free with display of a SRAA 2018 60th year Owl pin. 

Reception and buffet will follow the coronation for $20 per ticket. Reservations with payment must be received by January 10th.  Mail to:

SRAA Treasurer, Jackye Whitner


This event is sponsored by the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Senior Royalty Alumni Association