Winter in the Twin Cities

Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet

Photo by Ackerman + Gruber

After 2019's hiatus, the Art Shanty Projects are back this winter with pollinator bikes, folk dancing, and an ice sauna. Pack a swimsuit! Read more

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Bartz Brothers' Whale Snow Sculpture

Courtesy of the Bartz Brothers

Three brothers in New Brighton spend countless hours around the holidays to create giant, wintery sculptures in their own front yard—for a worthy cause. Read more

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Ice Castles

Photograph by Bryan Rowland

Just when you thought the fun part of winter was over, the Ice Castles are a reminder that the coldest months can be the prettiest. Read more

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Champagne and gold 2020 balloons

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

It’s been 100 years since prohibition, and we have the perfect way to celebrate. Raise your glasses–alcoholic or not–and head out to these confetti-filled NYE events around the Twin Cities to send off 2019. Read more

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Get into the holiday spirit with Mabel, Junebug, Abigail, and Forest at the Como Park Zoo. Read more

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Brush up on your Minnesota Christmas history (Santa will know if you don't). Read more

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St. Paul Vulcans

Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber

At January’s Winter Carnival, the Vulcans ride again. Wanna know the secret behind St. Paul’s very old, very strange fraternal society? Read more

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Bob Dylan performing at the Singers Club

Photo by Brian Shuel/Redferns

Minnesota has a storied history of producing timeless seasonal tunes, with classics from the Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, and Prince of course. Here are the holiday hits and lesser-known local gems to play if you get passed the aux cord this year. Read more

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Cha-nooka lasts a whole 11 days. Protestants can plow through the season in a day and a half. But for Miss Richfield, the holidays never end. Read more

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Cabin Fever Survival Guide

Photo by Josh Grubbs

Feeling cooped up? Kids bouncing off the walls? Netflix got you down? We found the best remedies in the Twin Cities to cure your winter affliction. Read more

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The Luminary Loppet

Courtesy of The Great Northern

From a free outdoor concert on Nicollet Mall to parades, snow sculpture competitions, skiing, and dog sledding, it aims to be the best winter festival that "the capital of the north" has seen. Read more

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Photographs by Ackerman + Gruber

We're hot for winter this year. Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't have a good time! Read more

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