2023 Buttons & MORE!

The Buttons

Our 2023 Winter Carnival Buttons are amazing! The designs featured artwork from Minnesota artist, Geno Okok! Support the largest Winter Carnival fundraiser and buy your button at Cub Foods, Spire Credit Union or our online store, today! An individual button retails for $5 and the value 4-pack (which includes all four designs) retails for $19. 

Each souvenir button is attached to a colorful card that features a schedule of this year’s main attractions, activities, and new events. In addition, the button card includes a registration form to fill out for the chance to win exclusive prizes and experiences including the grand prize of Two Tickets to the Blake Shelton Concert on February 18, 2023!

Commemorative Pin 

The $20 pack with the commemorative pin is back this year and features a mitten to match last year’s glittery beanie hat! Find the Royal Family or Tax Collector to get yours! 


Volunteer at the 2024 Winter Carnival!

Each year we need hundreds of volunteers to help make our events successful, this year is no different! Consider giving back to the upcoming Winter Carnival during our special anniversary and donating your time. 

Email jenny@spfhf.org to get on the list, so we can let you know once all of the options come out. 

Thank you again for your commitment to making this event a huge success. We look forward to bringing you into the 2024 Carnival team!!


Public Button Unveiling set

The crowd favorite event is back and bigger than ever. Our public button reveal, tree lighting and movie night will take place on Saturday, December 3rd.
Festivities kick-off at 5 PM with the unveiling of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival 2023 buttons! Then watch live entertainment from 5:30-6:30 PM with The Mistletones and then make your way to the North Plaza for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 PM. Finish the evening with the showing of the classic holiday movie, Elf. The tree will be lit through the remainder of December on the North Plaza, the perfect back drop for family holiday photos! 
Schedule of Events:
5 PM: Saint Paul Winter Carnival 2023 Button Reveal
5:30 PM – LIVE Holiday entertainment with The Mistletones
7 PM – Tree lighting ceremony
7:15 PM – Movie night featuring Elf
This is a free community event open to the public. No tickets are necessary.
Visit the European Christmas Market on the East Plaza while you’re here! Shop for unique, handmade holiday gifts and decorations from local vendors, drink Glühwein (spiced mulled wine), and taste European inspired food and delicacies.
Getting to Union Depot:
Parking – http://www.uniondepot.org/about/parking/
Transit – http://www.uniondepot.org/transit/transit-map/
Give your family plenty of time to walk from the parking areas to the celebration in the Waiting Room.
Check out Union Depot’s holiday event schedule at uniondepot.org/holiday

Buy your 2023 buttons after the unveiling at Cub and other local businesses around the Twin Cities. We’ll also be selling buttons on December 3rd at Union Depot and at upcoming Minnesota Wild games.