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  • Winter Carnival

    St. Paul, MN

    This outdoor festival around Rice Park downtown features ice carving, parades, scavenger hunts, pop-up outdoor concerts, ice-fishing and softball and puzzle tournaments.

    The King Boreas Grande Day Parade is at 2 p.m. Jan. 29. Kids and Family Day is Feb. 5, with the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade at 5:30 p.m., followed by fireworks.

  • Winterfest and U.S. Snow Sculpting Championship

    Lake Geneva, WI

    In this lake town, there's music, magic shows, a human sled-dog race, a cocoa crawl, ice bars and an ice castle, plus the U.S. snow-sculpting championship.

  • Winter Festival

    Ely, MN

    There's a snow sculpting contest, an arts walk, music, beard and mustache championships and snowshoe tours to Sigurd Olson's Listening Point.


  • Winter Dance Party

    Clear Lake, IA

    The Surf Ballroom marks the 61st anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, with concerts, luncheons, dance lessons and crash-site tours.

  • WinterFest

    Crosslake, MN

    In this Brainerd Lakes area town, there are horse-drawn sleigh rides, bonfires, soup sampling, ice car races, Friday fireworks and Italian Outdoor Olympics.

  • SocialICE

    Rochester, MN

    At Peace Plaza downtown, five ice bars each offer a different theme and signature drink, with ice sculptures illuminated by lights and nightly DJ entertainment. On Saturday afternoon, there's a FAM JAM for families.