Visitor Information

Join us January 23 – February 1, 2025 in Saint Paul, MN. The fun continues on February 2, 2025 with the last day of the Vulcan Snow Park at the MN State Fairgrounds. (Snow Park will be the only event on February 2)

Welcome to the Saint Paul Winter Carnival!  We have put together some information for you, but please contact us if you’re not finding what you need. We’re happy to help you!

Not sure where to start?  Check out our events calendar for 2025!


Saint Paul is located approximately 30 minutes from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul airport and is easily accessible by car, bus or light rail. Enjoy the festivities and then set out to enjoy Saint Paul and all that it has to offer.  The majority of our events take place in and near Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul.  We also have many events at the MN State Fairgrounds (about 10 miles from Rice Park) and throughout Saint Paul.


Many of our events are free or low cost. The majority of the activities at Rice Park and the Vulcan Snow Park are free. Many Landmark Center activities including Kids’ and Family Day are free as well. Visit our event calendar to review activities and cost.

Preferred Hotel

Looking for a place to stay and enjoy the festivities? We are excited to introduce you to the official Winter Carnival hotel!

Saint Paul Hotel Partner

The official hotel of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, located at Rice Park in Saint Paul, The Saint Paul Hotel is a luxurious and historic venue that offers easy access to downtown landmarks and Winter Carnival activities. These are available on the website or by calling in. Choose I HAVE A CODE and use rate type PROMOTIONAL and enter in promotion code CARNIVL when booking to receive a discount rate of just $149+tax per night (deluxe room), $239+tax per night in a Landmark King or Executive King and $299+tax per night in an Ambassador Suite, subject to availability. This code is valid now through Feb 11, 2024 with stay dates between Jan 20, 2024 and Feb 11, 2024.


Official Weather Forecast

5 Eyewitness News is proud to be Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Ken Barlow & Wren Clair are excited to serve as the official meteorologists for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.  They both know Minnesota weather can change quickly.  Get their “Forecast First” at 10 p.m. so you can enjoy all the Winter Carnival has to offer.


Visit Saint Paul

Make it a Weekend in Saint Paul!  With so much going on it would be easy to stay for days!  Checkout the Visit Saint Paul website to download maps and find information on  hotels, restaurants and museums. Come for the Carnival, stay for the fun.  Need additional information?  Just give them a call – 651-265-4900 or email them at – they’re happy to help you plan your stay!


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.