2025 Buttons & MORE!

The Buttons

Our 2025 Winter Carnival Buttons are going to be amazing and are released on December 1, 2024! The designs feature artwork from a local Minnesota artist! Support the largest Winter Carnival fundraiser and buy your button starting on that date at Cub Foods, Blaze Credit Union or our online store! 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.

Commemorative Pin

The $20 pack with the commemorative pin is back this year! Find the Queen Candidates or Tax Collectors to get yours!

*The 2024 buttons designed by Kao Lee Thao are featured in the photo


Public Button Unveiling Event

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 2nd.
Festivities kick-off at 5 PM with the unveiling of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival 2024 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 a classic holiday movie, to be announced. 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 2024 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 2024 buttons after the unveiling at Cub and other local businesses around the Twin Cities. We’ll also be selling buttons on December 2nd at Union Depot and at upcoming Minnesota Wild games.