Cabin fever is a real thing, and the majority of Minnesotans combat it by embracing the cold weather and connecting with friends and family outdoors. We bundle up and head outside to socialize around bonfires, enjoy winter sports, or attend unique cold-weather events.

You'll definitely be able to beat back the winter blues with an awesome trip to the Minnesota Ice Festival! Organizers are promising a record-breaking ice maze and several other fun activities at this year's event.

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Viking Lakes in Eagan is set to transform into a winter wonderland, and this year's festival, previously known as the Ice Maze, aims to provide an unforgettable experience for family and friends.

The Largest Ice Maze on the Planet Is Opening Soon in Minnesota

Last year's Ice Maze, pictured below, was impressive, but organizers say the maze that is currently being built, will break the world records and offer a maze experience like never before.

"We're building an ice maze that is twice the size as last season's maze and it's set to break a world record."

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<p>The team at Minnesota Ice is working on building the world’s biggest ice maze, approximately 18,000 square feet, beating the previous record by several thousand square feet.</p><p> </p>

The Minnesota Ice Festival will feature several family-friendly activities.

You'll be able to participate in the ice games, watch live ice carving competitions, race down a multi-lane ice slide, and enjoy the onsite skating rink.

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served, Food Trucks will be on hand serving up tasty treats, and there will be bonfires to keep you warm.

When and Where Is The Minnesota Ice Festival?

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Vikings Lake Google

The frozen festivities kick off at Viking Lakes (2645 Vikings Circle in Eagan) on January 5 and, weather permitting, will go through mid-February.

Visit the festival's website to learn more and get your tickets. This definitely looks like a good way to beat cabin fever and make some lasting memories with your loved ones.

Minnesota’s Longest Drive-Thru Light Show

The Kiwanis Holiday Light Display is free to the public but cash and non-perishable food donations are accepted. All money collected is given to area non-profits. Since opening in 2012 the event has raised more than $500,000 for local charities.

Gallery Credit: troy dunken

Sam's Christmas Village Now Features 12-Million Lights!

For a safe and joyous family outing that's full of festive fun, don't miss out on the opportunity to visit Sam's Christmas Village! You can enjoy this wonderful attraction from November 24th to December 31st, 2023.

Gallery Credit: troy dunken

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