10 Things to Do This Winter!

Love January? 

Not to be negative... but I'm not the biggest fan.😏

The month feels super long and the days are super short. I live in my jacket most of the time but try to remain positive by saying, "At least the sun's out!" when I can't feel my fingers or toes.  Anyone else? 🙋‍♀️

However we're already halfway through!  (See... always positive!)

And what helps me make January go faster is looking forward to something! 

So if you aren't living at the hockey rink or ski hill, I have a list of events, places or things to do to get you excited about the next 45 days  - And before you know it warmer temps will be here!


1. Snow Sculpting Championship in Stillwater, MN January 17-21st

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The World Snow Sculpting Championship!  Stillwater, Minnesota, United States of America, Lowell Park

A warm welcome awaits the teams representing Turkey, Finland, France, the UK, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Florida, North Dakota, and Minnesota! Spectators are not just observers; they're invited to witness the entire snow sculpting process, interact with the teams, cast votes for their favorites, and immerse themselves in a week filled with social events, activities, and ceremonies.

All activities and events in Lowell park are FREE TO THE PUBLIC (fees apply in the beer tent, concessions and snow store). Download the World Snow Sculpting App.


2. Enjoy the arts Locally! (all winter!)

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Excited about staying cozy? Discover a world of warmth at The Phipps!Whether you're strolling through captivating galleries, attending a vibrant show or concert, joining a pottery class, or stepping onto the stage, there's an abundance of enriching experiences waiting for you at this hidden gem in Hudson. The Phipps offers fantastic opportunities to get involved, from volunteering behind the scenes to exploring the many offerings available to the public. Embrace the positive energy and possibilities that await you!


3. Keep the littles busy! January 20th

Frozen Winter Camp

❄️Frozen Winter Camp!❄️
A midday event that will leave your child feeling all the Frozen delights!

We'll be dancing, playing games and crafting our way through our favorite Frozen music. Ballet shoes needed and we have some to borrow.

❄️Lunch will be provided. (Apples, carrots, cheese sticks, pretzels and marshmallows!)
❄️Frozen themed Tutu Included!

After the dancers show and share at 12:55pm you'll be able to take them home and "For the First Time in Forever," they make take a body break. 🙌

You may want to freeze that moment in time. 😝

January 20th - 10:30-1:00pm.  Ages 3-6yr and only $39. 



4. Collide Theatrical Dance Company presents "WONDERLAND" January 20th

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This special family adaptation of our hit show about mental health has lots of fun components for children!

  • The Mad Hatter will lead kids in theater games to start the show. 
  • Children will learn a dance combination that they will be invited to dance with the cast at the end of the show. 
  • Families can get photos with the characters.

All while providing a positive message about mental health and empathy!

2pm at Park Square Theatre

Grab your tickets here! 

5. Winter Carnival January 25th - February 4th



~ 138th Winter Carnival ~

The Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation’s 138th Saint Paul Winter Carnival will run for 10 days – all day on weekends and evenings during the week. From Thursday, January 25 through Saturday, February 4, 2024 (Snow Park is the only thing open on February 4, 2024), the festival will attract 100,000+ people from Saint Paul and beyond to celebrate winter in Minnesota. Landmark Center, located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and businesses throughout the city will be venues for event festivities, which include ice carving competitions, family-friendly artistic and educational activities, and much more!

CLICK HERE to all the info.

6. Gateway State Trail - Candlelight Walk

Gateway Winter Walk
This walk along Gateway State Trail will be lit with hundreds of candle luminaries - from near Wildwood Elementary school to one mile down the trail.
Enjoy bonfires for warmth and roasting marshmallows on both ends of the lit trail section; hot chocolate, cider and marshmallows will be available at the Stillwater Rd end.
Parking is available at Wildwood Elementary School. You can also arrive on foot, ski, or bike... but be mindful the event is for walking. Leashed dogs are welcome to take part. We look forward to seeing you!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023 AT 5 PM – 8 PM

7. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! February 3rd

OK... I know.  Technically NOT January... but let's get it on the calendar so you don't miss out! 


A fun afternoon of Hip Hop, Acro, Games, Make-Up fun thanks to Mary Kay rep, Ellyn Johnson, hair styles and a snack. Their will be a short show and share the last five minutes of camp. Featuring our own Sophi Johnson

Saturday, February 3rd

1-4pm. Ages 5-7yr. Only $39

**Clean tennis shoes and wear all the pink that you can comfortably dance in. 

Grab Your Spot!

8. Finding Nemo February 9th


Mark your calendars for the Finding Nemo performance -TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
North Hudson Elementary School and NHE-PTO proudly present Finding Nemo KIDS on Friday, February 9th at 7:30pm at Hudson High School.
Pre-sale tickets are $5. Children 2 and under are free. Pre-sale will be available through February 5th. Tickets at the door are $7.

9. Hudson Hot Air Affair


This event is a classic! 

We invite you to enjoy the magic and beauty while watching the airborne kaleidoscope of hot air balloons. More than 30 balloonists from five states will travel to Hudson the first full weekend in February: (Feb. 2-3-4, 2024), to share the spectacle and excitement of the sport of hot air ballooning.

Much of Hot Air Affair will happen outdoors and we are encouraging everyone to bundle up, head outside to the parks and open spaces and look up for the balloons on Saturday and Sunday.

In additions to the hot air balloons, there are all kinds of other activities planned for people to enjoy this weekend. https://hudsonhotairaffair.com/schedule

For the latest news  and updates, follow us here on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter.

10. Where are all the Swifties at?


Join us for an epic afternoon filled with dance, acrobatics, friendship bracelet crafting, snacks, and an exciting opportunity to create their very own music video—all set to the tunes of Taylor Swift!

Saturday, Feb. 10th from 1-4pm. Age group: 8-11 years - Cost: $39

*Clean tennis shoes, your best Taylor Concert attire that you can dance in, and all the energy!




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