St. Paul Winter Carnival

~b339324One of the most important events in St. Paul during the winter season, is the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, starting this weekend (1/29-1/31) and continuing the following weekend (1/5-1/7). Some of the events include; ice carvings and an ice palace in Rice Park, a snow sculpting competition at the State Fairgrounds, and of course, the Winter Carnival parades.

This year’s festival has three parades, each ending in Rice Park. The first, the Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade, will be on Thursday, beginning at 6 P.M., at 401 Robert St. The next, the King Boreas Grande Day Parade, will be Saturday, beginning at 2 P.M., along West 7th. The last, the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade, will be Saturday, Feb. 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Lowertown.

If you’re looking for a way to challenge yourself to get out in the cold, the Securian Winter Run may be for you. It features 3 races; a 5k, 10k, and half marathon. The starting time is 9 A.M., beginning this Saturday, January 30, 2016.

Whether it’s going to a parade, ice skating in Rice Park, appreciating the snow and ice sculptures, or running in the cold, the St. Paul Winter Carnival has an event for any winter-lover. More information on the Winter Carnival can be found at

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