Visitor Information

Save the Date! Join us January 25 – February 3, 2024 in Saint Paul, MN. 

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 2024, coming later this summer, to find out about all of our exciting plans!  


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 Hotels

Looking for a place to stay and enjoy the festivities? Hotels may offer a special Winter Carnival discount if you ask. 

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.