We’ve got some big changes going on. Our website is going to see some changes and we’re looking forward to doing more events like our All Inc event in January. We’re also going to be attending the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas this month. We’ll be writing about the exciting trends in home building and home remodeling in the months to come.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for events in the Twin Cities there’s plenty going on this month. From Super Bowl parties to the St. Paul Winter Carnival, there’s always something fun happening in areas like Hugo, Lake Elmo, White Bear Lake, Woodbury and St. Paul.

Don’t forget, the Parade of Homes starts March 2nd– stay tuned for more information about Pratt Homes and Pratt Remodeling in the Spring Parade of Homes.

Events in the Twin Cities this February

St. Paul Winter Carnival
When: January  24th– February 3rd, 2019
Where: Various locations in St. Paul
St. Paul, MN

Since 1886, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival has brought family-friendly events and community pride to Saint Paul and the Twin Cities metro area. Through city-wide special events, fun activities and more, the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation celebrates winter like only Minnesotans can!

Most events are FREE, open to the public, and will take place in downtown Saint Paul, near Rice Park and Landmark Center, as well as at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Fire & Ice: A Winter Carnival Art Show
When: February 1st – 17th, 2019
Where: AZ Gallery
308 Prince Street
St. Paul, MN

AZ Gallery, in conjunction with the St Paul Winter Carnival, is excited to host Fire & Ice, the third annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival Art Show.  The juried show featuring artists from throughout Minnesota, will be held at AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St in the Northern Warehouse and is meant to celebrate art and St Paul artists during the nation’s oldest and largest celebration of winter.

Vulcan Snow Park Giant Snow Slide
When: February 1st, 2019
Where: Minnesota State Fair Grounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN

The giant snow slide is a Vulcan Snow Park crowd favorite. It puts smiles on thousands of children’s faces, allows adults to relive cherished childhood memories, and brings the community together to have fun. After all, who doesn’t have fun going down a hill on a sled?

Measuring 16 feet high and more than 300 feet long, the slide is open daily from the first Friday to the last Sunday of Vulcan Snow Park—weather permitting. Scheduled hours are 4 to 9 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 9 pm on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).

Rides are $2 per run or $15 for an all-day wristband and include use of a sled (provided at the top of the slide). Bring a non-perishable food item to Vulcan Snow Park for a free ride. Bring 10 pounds of food items with you for a chance to win a four-hour Vulcan fire truck ride for 20 people!

Visit mnsnowpark.com/snow-slide for ticket and food donation details, specific hours of operation, closure announcements (the slide will close if weather conditions are dangerous), and Vulcan Snow Park visitor information.

Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculpture Viewing
When: January 25th– February 3rd, 2019
Where: Minnesota State Fair Grounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN

Sculptures on display include an exhibition sculpture by professional snow artists, Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition entries, Amateur Snow Sculpting Contest entries, and other sculptures, such as those created by students from the Metro Deaf School.

Stop by often during the first weekend (January 25-27) to watch the competition and contest sculptures take shape—and vote for your favorite around noon on Sunday! All sculptures are finished by the afternoon of January 27. Finished sculptures are lit after dark and remain on display for the duration of Vulcan Snow Park—or until they collapse. (Sculptures are knocked down if they’re growing dangerously unstable, or may collapse on their own, so plan to visit them early!)

Visit mnsnowpark.com/snow-sculptures for complete event details and Vulcan Snow Park visitor information.

Hudson Hot Air Affair
When: February 1st, 2019
Where: St. Croix River at Hudson
Hudson, WI

Hudson Hot Air Affair will celebrate 30 years of hot air ballooning at the annual mid-winter event.

The event will highlight the best of winter fun!

Join us for wonderful family friendly events such as an evening parade, hot air balloon launches, geocaching, shopping, smooshboarding, arts and crafts, hot air balloon moon glow and great food, just to name a few.

Ham Lake Snowbowl
When: February 9th, 2019
Where: 1843 153rdAve NE
Ham Lake, MN

Join us for the winter festival that showcases all the fun Minnesotans can have during the cold months: Broomball tournament, snowmobile racing, snow sculpting, ice fishing contest by Boy Scout Troop 522, fat tire bike race, vendor expo, craft fair, kids’ sledding hill, food and beverages, contests and more.

Galentine’s Sip ‘n Shop & Create
When: February 10th, 2019
Where: Maplewood Mall
3021 Maplewood Mall
Maplewood, MN

Grab your besties and join us for cocktails, snacks, door prizes and create your own personalized wood sign. Over 20 designs to choose from! See all options on registration website

St Paul Home & Landscaping Show
When: February 15thand 16th, 2019
Where: Saint Paul River Centre
175 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN

The St. Paul Home + Landscaping Show at the Saint Paul RiverCentre is a place where thousands of people come to get inspired and get started with hundreds of exhibitors in landscaping, kitchens & baths, windows, decks & more! The St. Paul Home + Landscaping Show is put on by Marketplace Events who creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 42 consumer home shows in the US, 16 in Canada, and eight holiday shows. The 66 combined events, in 32 markets, attract 20,000 exhibitors, 1.8 million attendees and another 3 million unique web visitors annually.