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Valid January 1st-31st, 2024

The official World Snow Sculpting 2024 Event Button, offering you specials, featured items or discounts at participating businesses, is now available for purchase!


 $5 for one button or $20 for 5 buttons - cash only.

Purchase your discount button at any of the following locations:

Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano

CUB Foods

Darn Knit Anyway

Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce

Joseph's Restaurant

La Via Est Belle

Mabel's Ice Cream & Coffee Shop

River Banks Gifts & Decor

River Market Co-op

The Daily Grind Espresso Cafe

Valley Bookseller

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Where can you use your button? Participating businesses include:  

Art 'N Soul

Minnesota Made

10% off storewide

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FREE Minnesota Cookie Cutter with purchase. $5 minimum.

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MN Marriage Encounter

Brick & Bourbon

$7 House Old Fashioned, 25% off Shareable

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$50 Gift Certificate

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River Market Community Co-op

Daily deli specials 

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River Bank Gifts & Decor

ChiroWay of Stillwater

10% off entire purchase w/ button

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Save $59 on your first visit at ChiroWay of Stillwater. Experience how regular chiropractic care can help enhance your quality of life. Simply show your WSSC button to save $59 on your first visit.* Includes consultation, exam, and adjustment. *Offer valued at $99. Valid only at ChiroWay of Stillwater. Restrictions apply to medicare eligible patients.

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Sara's Tipsy Pies

$5 off a pack of 4 pies. 4/$20 ( regularly $25)

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Dance and Entertainment Studios

Free month series of any Ballroom Group Class

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Senior Helpers of Stillwater

A Free Nurse Assessment ($149.99 value) for new clients.

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Darn Knit Anyway

15% off entire purchase. Limit one discount.

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Sota Clothing

$20 beanies

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Lake and Company - Stillwater

$5 off a purchase of $25 or more

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Stillwater Motors

15% discount on Service Repair work, limit of $250.00 discount

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Locale Makers Market

Alpaca socks, hats, mittens & scarves 10% off + 10% of permanent jewelry from Gold & Eight.

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Stokes Jewelry / Katydids

Store Wide BOGO! Buy one (of anything) and get a second item (anything) of equal or lesser value) for half price! (One BOGO per customer.)

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Mabel's Ice Cream & Coffee Shop

20% off coffee drinks or ice cream scoops

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Valley Bookseller

20% off one new book

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Midwest Witchery and Healing

Giving a 10% discount on selected merchandise

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Wednesday, January 17th 2024 - 8:45 AM

This is the official "kick off" for the teams to start sculpting for the World Snow Sculpting Championship!
The public is invited to join us to Welcome the sculptors to Stillwater and help with the countdown to begin the competition!

Everyone is welcome!

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Welcome & A few words from Dave Dahl

Introduction of 2024 Button Contest Winner


Wednesday, January 17th 2024 - 8:50 AM

Introduction of 12 Snow Sculpting Teams

Wednesday, January 17th 2024 - 8:55 AM

National Anthem

Wednesday, January 17th 2024 - 9:00 AM

Tools Up Countdown - The teams officially begin sculpting!

Join us inside of Water Street Inn for a Bloody Mary Bar starting at 9 am.

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Join us for the World Snow Sculpting Championship Opening Ceremony ~ an Olympic-Style Fanfare celebration kicking off this event! Wednesday, January 17 at the JX Event Venue, 4:30-7:00 pm

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Be a part of this Celebration to Welcome the world-class Snow Sculpting teams to Stillwater, Minnesota!

Attend this event to get a behind the scenes look at how this World Class event comes together, learn more about the world-class sculptors, meet the teams and get an overview of the competition. 

Mingle & Connect with the Teams, Event Sponsors, Elected Officials, the World Steering Committee members, Greater Stillwater Chamber staff, Chamber Board of Directors and community members.

What's included?

  • Emceed by former KSTP Chief Meteorologist, Dave Dahl

  • VIP Access: Get up close and personal with the sculptors and performers.

  • Commemorative Souvenirs: Take home a piece of the magic with exclusive event merchandise.

  • Social Hour with lively music

  • 3-course plated meal featuring Minnesota favorites served by Bella Vida Catering

  • Welcome from Stillwater's Mayor, Ted Kozlowski

  • Special Artistic Performance by Dance and Entertainment Studios

  • Live music after dinner until 10pm


Special Artistic Performance by Dance and Entertainment Studios


Tricia Wood & her Team, are all Professional Ballroom, Latin, Swing, & Country Dance Instructors who teach Private Lessons & Group Classes, as well as provide Entertainment at events, including Dance Lessons, Performances, Emcee & Music DJ services, throughout the Twin Cities and western WI areas.

Dress Code

Business wear. Cocktail attire.

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The 3rd annual World Snow Sculpting Championship features a very popular Indoor Market & Warming House that will be located INSIDE of Water Street Inn.


Step inside to warm up and see displays from our partnering sponsors, and other winter and snow-related vendors! *
These vendors will be showing & selling items that are related to winter, snow and event-themed. Grab & go type items - Cash/Card accepted!

The World Snow Sculpting Championship Snow Store will also be located inside the ballroom to purchase the commemorative event items such as Hats, Gloves, T-shirts & more!

World Snow Sculpting Championship Indoor Market & Warming House - Hours

Chat and Shop with these vendors during the event at these times:

Friday hours: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday hours: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday hours: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

All located in the ballroom on the main level of Water Street Inn.

Also, enjoy drinks and food in Charlie's restaurant!

2024 Event Vendors

Chopper Mill
Discover Stillwater
Eagle Eye Farm
JX Event Venue-Winterfest
Lil' Turtle Sweets
Renewal by Andersen
Sailor Mercy
Sara's Tipsy Pies
Sticks, The Ice Pop Shop
Xcel Energy

Stillwater Baking Company

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Saturday, January 20, from 4-5 pm

Attend the Closing Ceremony and watch the World Class Snow Sculpting Teams be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place and the coveted People's Choice award!  Medals will be given to winning teams along with Prize money: $4,000 for 1st, $3,000 for 2nd, $1,000 for 3rd and People's Choice!

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  • Held at the Gazebo in North Lowell Park

  • Standing room only - Limited amount of seating will be available

  • Emcee: Chris Reece, 5 Eyewitness News Meteorologist

  • National Anthem and Closing song

  • Special Appearances!

  • Followed by the World's Coolest Block Party: Music and Entertainment, Beer Tent & Concessions and more fun!  ​

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Chris Reece, 5 Eyewitness News Meteorologist

Chris Reece joined 5 Eyewitness News as a meteorologist in late November of 2022. Chris began his meteorology career while still a college student at WBKO in Bowling Green, KY and most recently was the weekday morning meteorologist at WISC in Madison, WI where he received multiple awards, including a 2022 Emmy for outstanding craft achievement in on-air weathercasting. He was also named one of Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders in 2021. Chris has covered crippling winter storms, flash flooding, extreme temperatures, and the total solar eclipse of 2017. Though originally from Houston, TX, and raised in both Louisville and Lexington, KY, Chris has always had a deep love for winter, and has wanted to live in Minnesota since he was a young kid. He has never experienced a “real” white Christmas, and is hopeful that life in Minnesota will deliver his long sought after Christmas wish.

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Join us from 6-9pm in Stillwater, Minnesota's Lowell Park
for the World's Coolest Block Party!
An event that is part of the World Snow Sculpting Championship


Enjoy a live DJ spinning your favorite family-friendly tunes!
Dance along, or swagger your way through some eye popping, award winning, internationally recognized snow sculptures.

Don't worry if it's a little cold - you can warm up by gathering around the incredible ambient fire performers.
These fire twirling swirling athletes will display their magic at the top of each hour, 6 pm/7 pm and 8 pm!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. No fee to attend.  Drink and food options will be available, for fees.

6:00 pm ~ Let's Get the Party Started! - DJ Outside in the Gazebo, beer tent, concessions, snow store open!

Speaking of Fire! At the top of each hour at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm in 20 minute durations, Paige and Ryan from Funtime Funktions giving us a fire show. We hope to see you at the party - this is definitely a performance you won't want to miss!!


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Sunday, January 21, 2024
Enjoy all things Minnesotan!

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Join us for a day of all things Minnesota!

We kick off the day with a Pancake breakfast from 9-10:30 am at Water Street Inn and will have all kinds of other fun things to do
while enjoying the finished sculptures. St. Paul Saints Mudonna, Minnesota Wild, Nordy, Minnesota Twins' T. C. Bear, University of Minnesota's Goldy, Lakeview Hospital's Chomp, Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders, and Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2023,  Miss Minnesota USA 2023, and others will be available in the park for photo opps from 11:30-1:30 pm.


9:00AM - 5:00PM

9:00am - 10:30am - Pancake Breakfast at Water Street Inn
10:00am - 5:00 pm - Concession & Hospitality Tents / Slide Open & Live  DJ in Lowell Park by Mark Haugen
10:00am - 5:00 pm - Indoor Market Warming House open
11:00am - 1:00pm - Bingo at Charlies Irish Pub inside The Water Street Inn
11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Minnesota Mascots, Characters, Royalty, and Special Guests in Lowell Park
5:00pm - Concession & Hospitality Tents Close


St. Paul Saints, Mudonna

Minnesota Wild, Nordy

Minnesota Twins, T.C. Bear

University of Minnesota, Goldy

Lakeview Hospital, Chomp

Minnesota Timberwolves, Mega-Wolf Crunch

Minnesota Lynx, Prowl

Paul Bunyan

Stillwater Area High School Pony



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Miss Minnesota USA 2023

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Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2023




Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders

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Find Stilly the Snowman in participating businesses around downtown, Stillwater, MN! Stamps can be collected between

January 4th, 2024 - January 21st, 2024!

Pick up your stampcard at participating businesses and collect stamps at the locations that you find Stilly! Stamps can be collected starting January 4th, 2024.


Bring your stamped passport to the Indoor Market at the World Snow Sculpting Championships to receive your Stilly sticker between January 19th - 21st, 2024.


Happy exploring!



Art N Soul

202 Main St

Betty Junes

421 Main St

Brick + Linen

211 Main St


212 Main St

Carpe Noctem Candle Co

226 Main St

Daily Grind

217 Main St

Darn Knit Anyway

423 Main St


114 Main St


122 Main St

Katydids/Stokes Jewelry

113 Main St

Lake & Co.

214 Main St

Lakebound Clothing

216 Main St


324 Main St


402 Main St




Midwest Witchery and Healing

324 Main St

Minnesota Made

220 Chestnut St

Modern Roots

126 Main St

Pinch 'n Rub

212 Main St

River Bank Gifts

102 Main St

Shop in the City

317 Main St

Sitllwater Olive Oil Co

231 Main St

Smith & Trade Mercantile

229 Main St

Sorted Boutiques

112 Main St

Sota Clothing

401A Main St

The Shirt Factory

232 Main St


308 Main St

Unpaved Athleisure

401B Main St

Valley Bookseller

217 Main St

What Not Boutique

223 Main St

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Mad Capper

Team Feature: Mexico, Team Mexican Snow

Melt Pizza Company

Team Feature: Wales-UK, Team UK/Wales and the West Country

Stillwater Proper

Team Feature: Canada, Team Taniwah


The Daily Grind Espresso Cafe

Team Feature: France, Team Atlanteans

Tilted Tiki

Team Feature: Florida, Team Flozen

Ziggy's On Main

Team Feature: Ecuador, Team Family

Acapulco Stillwater

Team Feature: Mexico, Team Colima

Charlie's Restaurant

Team Feature: Minnesota, Team House of Thune


Team Feature: Turkey, Team Izmit

Leo's Grill & Malt Shop

Team Feature: Canada QC, Team Fjordwitches

LoLo American Kitchen and Craft Bar

Team Feature: North Dakota, Team North Dakota

Mabel's Ice Cream & Coffee Shop

Team Feature: Finland, Team Funland

12 locations in Stillwater, MN will create a cultural experience and feature a team’s homeland in their business! Join us in celebrating these teams from around the world and stop into the following locations for specials and more!

Features will be available for viewing from 

January 3rd, 2024 - January 21st, 2024

Participating Businesses: 

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Experience the thrill of winter wonder at the World Snow Sculpting Championship's exhilarating attraction, the "Snow Slide." Located at the north end of Lowell Park, this enchanting snow slide promises endless fun for visitors of all ages. Open on Saturday, January 20th  and Sunday, January 21st from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the Snow Slide invites you to plunge into a world of snowy excitement, where the crisp air and snowy landscape create the perfect setting for an unforgettable adventure.


Grab your snow gear and join us for sliding thrills and chilly delights in this frosty wonderland! Limited sleds available. Feel free to bring your own! 

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