Pratt Remodeling has compiled this list of up and coming events in and near the White Bear Lake and the Twin Cities to keep you busy through the month of January.

Wells Fargo Winter Skate 

When: Now through Feb 1
 Open Skate Hours
  • Monday – Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Landmark Plaza, adjacent to Rice Park in Downtown Saint Paul


Mill City Flower Market 

When: Now through April 11th
Every Second Saturday
10:00am – 1:oopm
Where: Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the opportunity to shop at your local farmers market. The Mill City Museum will be hosting an indoor market every second saturday from now until April.


Ice Castles

When: January 3rd through February 27th
Where: 17979 East Miller Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
 One of the most unique and amazing facts about these Ice Castles is that they are literally built by hand. The builders of these ice castles grow more than 5,000 icicles each day that they then harvest and sculpt together.


45th Annual Minnesota Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation Show

When: January 8th – January 11th
Where: St. Paul River Centre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN 55102
Contact: 651-265-4800  
 The 45th Annual Minnesota Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping & Vacation show will be held this Thursday the 8th through Sunday the 11th. It’s a boat show, camping show, outdoor equipment show, travel show, and family fun show all rolled into one! There will be dozens of speakers, vendors, and workshops.


Winter Flower Show

When: January 10 through March 15, 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
122 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul, MN 55103
Contact: 651-487-8200
 Just because it’s winter and you live in Minnesota, doesn’t mean you can’t stop to smell the flowers every now and then. You simply have to plan a trip to do it! The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s Winter Flower Show will have a mix of purple, red and pink flowers to enjoy. 
Here’s a video of the Winter Flower Show

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

When: January 17th 
noon – 4pm
Where: Lake Harriet 
4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55409

The Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival features kite flying as well as ice fishing! The 2015 Kite festival will be the 13th annual festival and will include kites of all shapes, sizes, colors and themes. Experts will be on hand to demonstrate kite maneuvering skills and be available to offer their expertise to all kite flying enthusiasts. If you don’t have your own kite you can buy an inexpensive one at the festival.

Admission is  FREE.

Tips Outdoors will teach kids ice fishing skills and safety tips. Equipment and permits for children will be provided.


Saint Paul Winter Carnival

When: January 22nd – Feb 1st 2015
Where: Multiple Saint Paul Locations 
 The Saint Paul Winter Carnival will have activities for all ages! Some of the events include;


Snow Park

Beer Dabbler

Securian Winter Run

Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt

Disk Golf Tournament

Autonomous Snowplow Competition

Cat Show

Ice Palaces

And More


City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival

When: January 30th – Feb 1st, 2015
Where: Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis
Home and Garden Show

When:  Feb 25th – Mar 1st
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
 For five days, Feb 25th through March 1st, you’ll have the opportunity to find new and innovative products, ideas, and practical advice from over 1000 experts in remodeling, gardening, and home improvement. You’ll also have the opportunity to shop the latest products for remodeling, home improvement, and gardening.