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Light the Park- Kickoff to Carnival! PLUS New Laser Light Show, Presented by Securian Financial

Thursday, Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


It’s official – the 2023 Saint Paul Winter Carnival is here!  Join us at Rice Park and help celebrate the start of “The Coolest Celebration on Earth” on Thursday, January 26, 2023.  Gather your family and friends at Rice Park starting at 5:30 p.m., and at 6 p.m. there will be a NEW Laser Light Show, Presented by Securian Financial. Then we will “Light The Park” with help from the Royal Family, the Vulcans and the community members gathered in the park.  The first 200 people to arrive at the park will receive glow wand to light up at 6 p.m. that night.  Have your own favorite glow stick or light-up item?  Bring it with and help us Light The Park!  The Royal Family will announce the kickoff to Carnival, and you can watch the ice carvers as they begin their beautiful ice sculptures, enjoy beverages at the ice bar, view the beautiful lights of Rice Park and the City of Saint Paul, and at 7 p.m. feel free to walk over to the Warming House for a beverage and some entertainment with Vocal Interpretations – a new lip sync event of the 2023 Saint Paul Winter Carnival!


Light The Park

5:30 p.m. gathering

6 p.m. NEW Laser Light Show, Presented by Securian Financial

We will light the park and kick-off Carnival immediately following the Laser Light Show! Don’t Miss This!


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Thursday, Jan 26
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Rice Park
109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
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