2. Indoor Activities in the Winter in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Take a free brewery tour at the Summit Brewery in St. Paul on selected Saturdays, the Surly brewery in Brooklyn Center on selected Friday nights, and monthly tours of Flat Earth Brewing Co in St. Paul.
Local rollerderby teams Minnesota Rollergirls and North Star Rollergirls skate and give each other black eyes for your entertainment all winter long. If you've never seen roller derby, it's all-female all-out war on rollerskates and not for the faint of heart.
Bowling alleys like Memory Lanes and Bryant Lake Bowl, where the hipsters and Big Lebowski fans go, and neighborhood places like the ancient Ray-Ham bowling center which offers cheap bowling, and is in the basement of the same building as The Nook Bar, the best Juicy Lucy burger in St. Paul.
3. Indoor Activities in the Winter in Minneapolis/St. Paul - For Kids and FamiliesWant free indoor activities for your children? Here's a list of free attractions, museums, indoor play areas and more free things to do in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
And for a few dollars, here's a list of low-cost places to go with your children in the winter.
Not technically indoors, but still in the warm - bundle up, get a thermos of hot cocoa, and drive around looking at holiday lights.
4. Winter Events and FestivalsThe Holidazzle Parade with lights and music runs from Thanksgiving until Christmas in downtown Minneapolis.
The Winter Carnival, held in St. Paul in late January and early February, is the major winter event in the Twin Cities. The Winter Carnival features ice and snow sculptures, traditional Minnesotan foods, and a grand parade through downtown St. Paul.
The US Pond Hockey Championships are held at Minneapolis' Lake Nokomis every year in late January.
And the City of Lakes Loppet, a cross country skiing festival, has races and a torchlit race through Minneapolis in February.