Winter carnival offers activities for the whole family

December 17, 2013 by  

The Saint Paul Winter Carnival is taking place this year in just over a month’s time. It is presented by the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation.

The carnival, which regularly attracts 350,000 visitors to the city, has something for everyone no matter what their age. It starts off with the Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade, which travels from the Chamber of Commerce offices down to Rice Park.

The day after, guests are invited to attend the 128th Royal Coronation of Boreas Rex LXXVIII and Aurora, Queen of the Snows. This involves a reception, a banquet, and the coronation. Tickets are available for dinner, or those who have buttons can attend just the coronation.

Other events will include the Securian Winter Run, a Kids’ Day, a snow plow competition, and snow sculpting. People will also be treated to the Grande Day Parade and the Torchlight Parade. Later on, visitors can witness the overthrow of Boreas, the Vulcan victory dance, and fireworks displays.

Among the large number of visitors, there are sure to be some from smaller cities around the area such as Burnsville. To advertise events such as these, organizers often ask local printing companies to provide them with marketing materials.

The event will take place in several venues from January 23 to February 2. Admission buttons are available for $5 each. The Royal Coronation will be held on January 24 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Tickets for the reception, dinner and coronation are $75. Call 651-223-470 for more information.