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10 things you must do in the Twin Cities this winter

Published On 12/17/2014 Published On 12/17/2014
Hell's Kitchen-Minneapolis

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Dec 17-Feb 28

Bloody Mary Bar at Hell’s Kitchen Hell’s Kitchen has just unleashed a beast of a new weekend Bloody bar, sporting more than 231 different hot sauces and damn near every Bloody garnish under our seemingly frozen sun.

Hell’s Kitchen

Bloody Mary Bar at Hell’s Kitchen Hell’s Kitchen Hell’s Kitchen has just unleashed a beast of a new weekend Bloody bar, sporting more than 231 different hot sauces and damn near every Bloody garnish under our seemingly frozen sun.

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Jan 1 Wed

Polar Dash If you like running your frozen face off along the frigid banks of the Mississippi River, then this event is definitely for you. They’ve got several distance courses to choose from and hot chocolate waiting for you at the finish line.

Shriners Hospital for Children

Polar Dash Shriners Hospital for Children If you like running your frozen face off along the frigid banks of the Mississippi River, then this event is definitely for you. They’ve got several distance courses to choose from and hot chocolate waiting for you at the finish line.

Flickr/OakleyOriginals

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Jan 1-31

Go sledding Maybe you haven’t been sledding since you were a kid, but it snows more in January than any other month in MSP, so why not hit the hills over at Theo Wirth Park for some fast paced winter fun?

Theodore Wirth Park

Go sledding Theodore Wirth Park Maybe you haven’t been sledding since you were a kid, but it snows more in January than any other month in MSP, so why not hit the hills over at Theo Wirth Park for some fast paced winter fun?

Instagram/@uspondhockey

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Jan 15-18

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships Not only will there be all of the hockey you can handle, rumor has it that beachside dining hotspot Sandcastle will be open for business serving all of the delicious hot dogs that you can handle.

Lake Nokomis

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships Lake Nokomis Not only will there be all of the hockey you can handle, rumor has it that beachside dining hotspot Sandcastle will be open for business serving all of the delicious hot dogs that you can handle.

Red Bull Crashed Ice

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Jan 22-24

Red Bull Crashed Ice St. Paul is one of only four cities in the world that hosts Red Bull's wild winter sport that you should think of as short track speed skating meets snowboard cross meets some other not-boring Olympic sport. You've got to check it out.

Cathedral of Saint Paul

Red Bull Crashed Ice Cathedral of Saint Paul St. Paul is one of only four cities in the world that hosts Red Bull's wild winter sport that you should think of as short track speed skating meets snowboard cross meets some other not-boring Olympic sport. You've got to check it out.

Beer Dabbler

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Jan 24 Sat

Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival Minnesota's largest outdoor best festival boasts 120+ breweries, live music, food trucks, a silent disco, and more. Oh, and it takes places in the middle of frickin' winter.

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival Minnesota State Fairgrounds Minnesota's largest outdoor best festival boasts 120+ breweries, live music, food trucks, a silent disco, and more. Oh, and it takes places in the middle of frickin' winter.

The Loppet Foundation

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Jan 30 Fri

City of Lakes Loppet Strap on your skies and hit the lakes this winter. Or, if you’re feeling like more of a spectator, head on down to Loppet Village at Lake Calhoun where you can sit and watch from the comfort of the Surly Brewing beer tent.

Lake Calhoun

City of Lakes Loppet Lake Calhoun Strap on your skies and hit the lakes this winter. Or, if you’re feeling like more of a spectator, head on down to Loppet Village at Lake Calhoun where you can sit and watch from the comfort of the Surly Brewing beer tent.

Dangerous Man Brewing Co

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Feb 7-28

Cold Weather Brewpub Crawl Pick a weekend and conquer 17 different MSP breweries, or just head over to NE Minneapolis and hit up the folks at Dangerous Man, 612Brew, and Indeed.

Various Locations

Cold Weather Brewpub Crawl Various Locations Pick a weekend and conquer 17 different MSP breweries, or just head over to NE Minneapolis and hit up the folks at Dangerous Man, 612Brew, and Indeed.

The Depot Minneapolis

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Mar 1-22

Ice Skating The NHL playoffs don't start until April, but every Sunday this month you can hit the Depot and live out some of those lingering Mighty Ducks fantasies. Anybody up for a flying-V?

The Depot

Ice Skating The Depot The NHL playoffs don't start until April, but every Sunday this month you can hit the Depot and live out some of those lingering Mighty Ducks fantasies. Anybody up for a flying-V?

COCHON 555 US TOUR

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Event

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Mar 1 Sun

Cochon 555 We can’t think of a better way to wind down the winter than with heaping platters of pork, and the folks at the Cochon 555 roaming meat tour are set to deliver. So far we know that Chef Thomas Boemer from Corner Table will be competing in pork throw down, but there are plenty of more details to come, including its location (!).

TBA

Cochon 555 TBA We can’t think of a better way to wind down the winter than with heaping platters of pork, and the folks at the Cochon 555 roaming meat tour are set to deliver. So far we know that Chef Thomas Boemer from Corner Table will be competing in pork throw down, but there are plenty of more details to come, including its location (!).