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Day 1 of the St. Paul Winter Carnival – and what to expect this weekend

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We're one day into the 2016 St. Paul Winter Carnival.

Festivities in Rice Park and the surrounding area opened Thursday, with live music, a mini ice palace, the Moon Glow pedestrian parade, an open skate in Landmark Plaza, and more. The carnival runs through Sunday, Feb. 7.

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If you want some background on the mythos of the Winter Carnival – which involves Boreas, the King of the Winds and son of the God of Stralight and Goddess of the Rosy Fingered Moon – click here.

Here's a little bit of what the first day looked like.

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What's to come?

If you're planning to head out there in the next few days, expect unusually warm weather.

The Pioneer Press says afternoon temps will be running about 10 degrees above normal (so into the mid or upper 30s) – similar weather Thursday delayed the start of the ice carving competition to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Here's the full forecast from the National Weather Service.

For mapping out your visit: Find a full list of day-by-day events here.

There are parking options, the website explains. But also note you can click here to take a two-questions survey, which gives you a free ride pass with Metro Transit to get to the Winter Carnival.

If you're hunting for the Winter Medallion, check out the Pioneer Press' list of clues here.

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