Tickets on sale this week for Winter Carnival’s new Drive-Thru Ice and Snow Sculpture Park

The pandemic means a lot of St. Paul Winter Carnival events will be different in 2021. But two Carnival favorites — ice carvings and snow sculptures — will be available to view from the comfort of your car.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 29 for the new Drive-Thru Ice & Snow Sculpture Park, which will be open every day of Carnival, Jan. 28-Feb. 7, at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Tickets start at $20 per vehicle.

Each general admission vehicle pass includes a swag bag and a chance to win prizes through “I Spy” BINGO. Treats will be for sale along the way. Through the Winter Carnival smartphone app, visitors can play Winter Carnival Trivia and vote for their favorite sculpture.

There are special theme days, including Crayola Experience Family Day, National Hot Chocolate Day, Saint Paul Saints Day, Minnesota Twins Day and Vulcan Torchlight Night. Buses are welcome Feb. 3, but access is limited and groups must be pre-approved (application is at

For hours, ticket prices and more information, go to

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