These events will help you ring in the new year in the Twin Cities.
Trails by Candlelight
When: January 11 from 6-9pm
Where: Thompson County Park, 360 Butler Ave E, West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Cost: $5 per person, free for ages 3 and under
Go hiking or snowshoeing along candlelit walking trails and enjoy hot cocoa next to crackling bonfires. Kabomelette Food Truck and the Purple People Feeder will be there for food purchase, too. Snowshoe rental is not available, so you'd need to bring your own pair along with you. RSVP to the Facebook event page here.
Murder at Hill House
When: February 16 from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Dress in Victorian period clothing and enjoy dessert with a side of murder mystery, with a tour of the house to follow, for this Victorian Valentine's theme event. RSVP to the Facebook event here.
Where: Lake of the Isles
When: February 2 from 6-10pm
Walk, snowshoe, or ski along candlelit trails along Lake of the Isles and enjoy hot cocoa stops along the way, plus illuminated arctic puppets, an ice concert, artwork, fire dancers, and an enchanted forest. Learn more at loppet.org.
Bloody Mary Festival
When: May 4 from 10:30am-6pm
Where: Union Depot, 214 4th Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Enjoy 2 1/2 hours of the Twin Cities' most delicious Bloody Marys created by local bars and restaurants, plus tastings from local food and beverage artisans and live music. Get more info and Eventbrite tickets here.
Basilica Block Party
When: July 12-13
Where: Basilica of Saint Mary
We don't even know who'll be there, but the 25th Annual Basilica Block Party hits Minneapolis in 2019. The pre-sale is going on right now - get your ticket package here.