The St. Paul Winter Carnival begins this weekend. And it's going to be cold!

Last year, Jay and I checked out some of the activities at the carnival, and this year we said we would go back again, IF it wasn't really cold. There's a good chance we'll be waiting to see what the weather will be like for NEXT year's carnival. Brrrrrr.

But if you're willing to throw on some layers and head outside, there are lots of events in store for the whole family. Everything from ice and snow sculptures, parades, sledding and snow plow competitions, to hot chocolate, beer tasting and fireworks!

Check out the complete list of events. Bundle up and have fun!