Billed at the Coolest Celebration on Earth, the St. Paul Winter Carnival is one of my favorite winter activities. The carnival began on January 24 and ends on February 3 with the traditional Torchlight Parade and overthrow of King Boreas. The weeks straddling January and February are traditionally the coldest weeks of the year.
This year some days have been cold, and some haven’t. In fact some of the beautiful ice sculptures have suffered during the warm days under the sun’s heat. But I was lucky enough to get some pictures of the sculptures in Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. The sculptures will be on display until February 3 or until they melt, whichever comes first.