The Winter Carnival is back for 2020! This year’s events will include ice carvings, merchandise and food sales, music and much more. Bring out the whole family and come join the fun at the recently renovated Rice Park and Landmark Center. This all-day event will be a fun time for everyone in the winter months. All ages. Read more about 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival
For the Kids
Plymouth's 31st annual Fire & Ice winter festival is set for Saturday, Feb. 1. Come out to Parkers Lake Park for hayrides, food trucks, mini golf on the ice, sledding, ice fishing and more.
New this year: a coloring contest! Entries are due Friday, Jan. 24 and the winners will be announced at the festival. Also new: a scavenger hunt during the event!
Want a day of fun and family time? Come and participate in numerous outdoor activities at Fort Snelling State Park. Activities include ice-fishing, snowshoeing, fat-tire biking, archery and more! All the necessary equipment is provided and make sure to grab a hot chocolate in between activities! All ages. Read more about Winter Trails Day 2020
This show is for lovers of all things canine. Watch your favorite breed compete in the show or attend one of the many programs which celebrate everything from working dogs to hunting hounds. Pick up a treat for your furry friend at the marketplace but please leave your own pooch at home. Visit the Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club website for a full schedule of activities and events. Read more about Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show
Say goodbye to 2019 with family friendly fun!
Kids meals are half priced all day. Plus they can decorate their own party hat & partake in a New Year Countdown at 7:30 pm.
Adults can enjoy half priced bottles of wine and bubbles all day.
Same day call ahead seating is available! Read more about Kid Friendly New Year's Eve Party
For all skaters, and for those learning, the Millennium Garden will be transformed into an ice-skating wonderland. Embrace winter and experience the garden in a new way—lights, music and a frozen pond will replace the waterfalls, flowers and gardens. Limited rental skates available, free hot chocolate and snacks. 763.509.5200 Read more about Skate the Garden
The Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club presents its 17th annual "Winter Extravaganza" figure skating exhibition on Saturday, December 7 from 12:45 to 4 p.m. Skaters perform competition and holiday skating programs, and the Windjammers Synchronized Skating Teams skate their new routines. Also features a "Chuck-A-Puck" event, holiday boutique, silent auction, "share the pot" raffle, and complimentary refreshments. Free and for all ages. Minnetonka Ice Arena, 3401 Williston Road, Minnetonka. Read more about Winter Extravaganza Skating Exhibition
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop at Union Depot on Tuesday, December 10 for a musical performance. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash or a healthy food donation to benefit local food shelves. Canadian Pacific is committed to raising awareness about filling community food shelves with heart-healthy foods. Read more about Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Stops at Union Depot
The Holiday Tree Lighting celebration will begin with entertainment and holiday activities then move outside to the North Plaza for the annual tree lighting celebration followed by a celebratory fireworks display. Afterwards, stay for a Holiday Movie Night double feature of holiday favorites Elf then The Polar Express. Read more about Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting + Movie Night
Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids. Now, as the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they write songs to encourage kids and families to get outside and get creative. Their brand new album Winterland is a tribute to the season of coziness, family time, and outdoor fun! Read more about Okee Dokee Brothers