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The Saint Paul Winter Carnival has entertained families in the Twin Cities area since 1886. The oldest as well as the largest winter festival in the U.S., the St. Paul Winter Carnival is dubbed “the coolest celebration on earth” and capitalizes on Minnesota’s frigid winter weather.

Events on the St. Paul Winter Carnival schedule include ice carvings and snow sculpture competitions, the GottaThrowGottaGo disc sports festival, a day parade and a nighttime parade, and the coronation of King Boreas, Queen of the Snows, Vulcanus Rex and other Winter Carnival royalty.

Also of interest are children’s activities, a figure skating exhibit, the St. Paul Winter Carnival memorabilia exhibit, the Minnesota Hotdish tent, the ice palace and the giant snow slide. Runners who don’t mind braving the cold weather can challenge themselves with a 5K run or a half-marathon, while other hardy souls can climb 35 flights of stairs at Wells Fargo Place during a fundraiser for the American Lung Association.

St. Paul Winter Carnival Location
On the St. Paul Winter Carnival schedule are an impressive list of events and activities that are held at a number of venues and locations, with most taking place in downtown Saint Paul around Rice Park and Landmark Center.

St. Paul Winter Carnival Contact Information
St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation
429 Landmark Center
75 West 5th Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Phone: (651) 223-4700
Fax: (651) 223-4707
Email: info@winter-carnival.com

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