Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season! January is a pretty low key month in the home building world, that’s why we’re heading to the International Builders’ Show this month. We’ve still got quite a few projects in the works and you can look forward to our newest model in Fable Hill to be open this month. While you wait, there are plenty of great events in the Twin Cities this January 2020. Of course the biggest event in the Twin Cities in January is the St. Paul Winter Carnival, a perfect excuse to get out and see this beautiful city of ours.

Events in the Twin Cities this January 2020

Ramsey After Dark

When:January 10th, 2020
Where: Alexander Ramsey House
265 S Exchange Street
St. Paul, MN
Superstitions were a part of Victorian society, from wedding cakes and dating customs to death and mourning rituals. Explore the mysterious world of Victorian superstitions in this theme tour. Hear excerpts from Ramsey family letters and journals and play Victorian fortune-telling games. Discover how and why superstitions captivated Victorian society.

This program is intended for ages 18 and up.


When: January 17th, 2020
Where: Polaris Club
US Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN

Winterfest 2020, the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild’s most elevated beer festival, gives craft beer fans a one-of-a-kind format to enjoy our state’s best winter beers alongside specially designed small plates in a festive, intimate party atmosphere. For the first time, Winterfest will take place at the Polaris Club of US Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings!

This non-profit festival, produced by and benefiting the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, will feature unlimited samples from more than 100 Minnesota breweries, unlimited small-plate food pairings, a commemorative tasting glass, music, and the “Best of Fest” awards.

Get your tickets below! For a limited time only, take advantage of our discounts on 3/6 pack ticket bundles for all MNCBG 2020 festivals (see below for details).

Ice Castles

When: January 20th – February 17th
Where: Long Lake Regional Park
1500 Old Highway 8
New Brighton, MN

Ice Castles is an award-winning frozen attraction located in six cities across North America. The experience is built using hundreds of thousands of icicles hand-placed by professional ice artists. The castles include breathtaking LED-lit sculptures, frozen thrones, ice-carved tunnels, slides, fountains and much more.

St. Paul Winter Carnival

When: January 23rd – February 2nd, 2020
Where: Various locations in St. Paul

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.

Minneapolis Home & Remodeling Show

When: January 24th – 26th, 2020
Where: US Bank Stadium
Minneapolis, MN

Brave the January cold and head out to the US Bank Stadium for the Minneapolis Home and Remodeling Show. Start thinking about those summer projects now and get ideas from local services and suppliers. Guests include Mike Rowe, Brett Tutor, and many others.

Twin Cities Bridal Show

When: January 26th, 2020
Where: Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN

The Twin Cities Bridal Show is your Go-To for everything you need for your wedding. Created by The Wedding Guys® as the FUN, FAST and FRIENDLY way to meet all of your wedding service providers, the Twin Cities Bridal Show is your one opportunity to experience everything up close and in person; taste delicious cakes, see beautiful flowers, and find your dream dress. Come get inspired, compare options and discover things you never thought of.
With over 150 exhibiting companies you can see, sample, preview and plan your entire wedding, all in one fun-filled day. Couples love the convenience of finding everything they need all in one place and you can trust the experts The Wedding Guys® have brought together for the Twin Cities Bridal Show. This is your one chance to book the region’s best wedding service providers, so bring your ideas, calendar and those who will be helping you make all these exciting decisions!

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

When: January 25th, 2020
Where: Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN

Kites of all shapes, sizes, colors, and themes will fly over frozen Lake Harriet. Other fun family activities at the festival include ice fishing, snowshoeing, and a marshmallow roast.

Winter on the Hill

When: January 26th, 2020
Where: James J Hill House
240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN

Celebrate winter in Minnesota with tours, displays, and more focused on this season in the North Star State. Every half hour, house tours will focus on the Hill family’s involvement with the St. Paul Winter Carnival and how they and other St. Paul residents survived, and even celebrated, Minnesota’s most famous season.

Plus, see special displays of St. Paul Winter Carnival memorabilia, Great Northern Railway Winter Carnival uniforms, snowshoes, a luxurious wolverine carriage blanket, and more. Guests can also put together old-fashioned jigsaw puzzles and play games made from household items.


When: January 18th – 26th, 2020
Where: Various locations in Stillwater, MN

The mission of Stillwater Winterfest is to engage the Stillwater area community in a vast array of events and opportunities in the mid-winter season that enhance local business revenue.

The University of Stillwater is the fictitious St. Croix community for our Winter Games.  Come join fellow weekend warrior “classmates” in this epic celebration of winter fun.  With the Fighting Stork as the campus mascot (Representing the Birthplace of Minnesota), we dominate winter together!