From: Thursday, Jan 27th, 2022
To: Sunday, Feb 6th, 2022
Minneapolis & St Paul Winter Carnival 2022
Since 1886, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival has brought charming winter events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metro area.
The event began as a response to a few misguided East Coast reporters who called Minnesota “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation.” But Minnesota knows one or two things about the cold and turned it into an advantage. Today Winter Carnival showcases one of the city’s busiest seasons in all of its glory, creating the “Coolest Celebration on Earth”.
Split your time between the stunning Ice Palace, the magic of Rice Park’s ice sculptures, ice rink music and city parade and the Vulcan Snow Park with a snow maze, snow sculptures and more. Winter Carnival runs for 11 days – all day on weekends and evenings during the week.
The festival attracts 250,000+ people from Saint Paul and beyond to celebrate winter in Minnesota. Landmark Center, located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and businesses throughout the city play host to the festivities.
Most of the events are free to attend, apart from the Drive-Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park. You can also purchase a Winter Carnival Button which helps support local charities and serves as a collectable moment of your visit.
Don’t miss the St. Paul’s Winter Carnival King Boreas Grand Day Parade complete with the trampolining bouncing teams!
St Paul is a 15 minute drive from the center of Minneapolis. You can also catch the Metro Green line which takes you to the center of downtown.
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action,
Apartments in Minneapolis
Minnestay Sable 901
The air-conditioned apartment offers 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with city views. Guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking
Sonder East End
1 & 2 Bedrooms
All units here are air-conditioned and feature a living room with a flat-screen TV, a well-equipped kitchen with a kettle a coffee machine and dishwasher, a dining area, a private bathroom with bath or shower, and free toiletries
Studio, 1 & 2 Bedrooms
Every unit features a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a microwave. A fridge, a stove top and toaster are also featured in the kitchen, as well as a kettle. Free WiFi & Keyless Entry
Studio & 2 Bedrooms
Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave, a coffee machine and a dining area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with bath or shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Recommended Hotels Minneapolis
5 Star, Luxury
Within walking distance of Target Field and U.S. Bank Stadium, thishotel is connected to the city’s climate-controlled skyway system and offers on-site dining and free WiFi.
Every room at Radisson Bluprovides a flat-screen cable TV, refrigerator and coffee maker. An iHome radio and laptop safe are also included.
4 Star – Great Amenities
Situated in the centre of downtown Minneapolis, within steps of Nicollet Mall and, this hotel offers elegant accommodations with free WiFi access and and chic on-site dining options.
Each guestroom is equipped with a flat-screen TV and a fully stocked minibar. Bathrooms have limestone counters and stylish glass basins.
4 Star – Central Location
Connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center via a skyway, this city centre hotel offers easy access to top attractions and features comfortable accommodations, complete with many modern amenities.
A 50-inch flat-screen cable TV and iPod docking station are provided in every spacious room with a fridge and coffee machine are also included.
Hampton Inn & Suites
3 Star – Perfect Location
Withinof , this property is connected to the climate-controlled Skyway footbridge in the heart of and offers complimentary and free WiFi.
Every room at Hampton Inn and Suites provides a 42-inch flat-screen LCD HDTV with premium cable, a small refrigerator and coffee maker.