January brings a weeklong town celebration honoring Ullr, the Norse god of winter. The festivities begin on Sunday with the crowning of the Ullr King and Queen. On Tuesday, brave competitors can partake in a frying pan toss, ski boot relay and other wacky events at the Ullympics. Don’t miss the highlight of the week, the wild and always entertaining Ullr Fest parade, held Thursday on Main Street and followed by a town bonfire and fireworks display. The more we celebrate Ullr, the better chance of a powder-filled season, so be sure to join in on the fun!
An event not to be missed! From January 22-29, watch teams from all over the world carve elaborate works of art from 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of snow. The artists have 65 hours to create complex sculptures using no support structures or power tools. At 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the Riverwalk Center. Weather pending, snow sculptures will stay standing until Sunday, January 28. Viewing is free and open to the public.
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with other Mardi Gras revelers at the Mardi Gras Parade! The event features fun for the whole family – bundle up, don masks, boas and beads and enjoy the live music, drink specials and other entertainment starting at 4:30 p.m.