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.

Family Day, presented by ECOLAB

Presented by ECOLAB, Saint Paul Family Day is the perfect day to bring your family down to the Winter Carnival! Enjoy live entertainment and family-friendly activities throughout the Landmark Center.

There will be archery inflatables, face painting, button making, a photobooth, cultural activities and more! The Tour of Nations activity encourages exploration into nations such as South Korea, Egypt, India, Mexico, France, and Ireland! Once completed, you may enter in the Family Day raffle for a special prize. 

Performances by:

Keane Sense of Rhythm 

Ballet Co. Laboratory

Rince Na Chroi

Chung Gong

Anjel the “Little Hurricane”

Michael D’ Fernandez “La Voz De Oro”

Master Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

And featuring Star Wars Characters from the 501st Legion Central Garrison!

Also joining us at Family Day is New Horizon Academy, Usborne Books & More, Metro Transit, and our friends from Cinco De Mayo Saint Paul. 






Don’t care to drive?  Visit Metro Transit to plan your trip, get maps, schedules and fare information.  Metro Transit is providing FREE rides to the 2019 Saint Paul Winter Carnival and Vulcan Snow Park on February 2. Just click on the icon below, fill out the form, and submit to download your FREE Metro Transit Ride Pass.