The 134th Saint Paul Winter Carnival will be held Thursday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. Most events will take place downtown at Kellogg Mall Park while other sites include the Landmark Center in St. Paul and the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Here's an event guide to help you plan.


Winter Carnival Photo Contest

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS/45-TV is the official media partner of the Winter Carnival. As you go out and enjoy the Winter Carnival activities, send your photos to us! Each morning, we'll choose a photo to be featured in our newscast. Once you've taken your photo, post it on social media using the tags #MyWinterCarnival and #KSTPPhotoContest


Calendar of Events

Many events are scheduled during this year's Winter Carnival. Here are events in which 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will participate:

King Boreas Grand Day Parade with Paul Folger and Jackie Cain as Grand Marshals

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The King Boreas Grand Day Parade is a daytime procession down West 7th Street featuring dozens of bands, floats and the newly crowned King Boreas and his Royal Family.  
Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade with Leah McLean and Matt Belanger as Grand Marshals
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Vulcanus Rex will use his wily ways to light up the streets of downtown St. Paul for the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade. The evening parade route starts at 5th and Wacouta, travels westbound down 5th Street to Washington St to 4th St and ends at St. Peter by Rice Park. 
After the parade, follow Vulcanus and his Krewe to the library steps for the ever-dramatic Overthrow of Boreas. The production will be followed by a fantastic fireworks show. Leah and Matt are excited to serve as the media grand marshals.

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