A magical place where you come inside from the wintery weather to a festive explosion of holiday lights, tinsel, garland, and giant decorations throughout the venue. With “Wonderland” right there in our name, it only makes sense to make the place sparkle and shine for the holiday season.
Can Can Winter Wonderland will stay decorated until the end of January coinciding with the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.
New Winter Art Installation
We’ve added five floating ice islands adorned with colorful villages atop them and illuminated icicles made of fabric and other textiles hanging from below. The islands were made from scratch by three local fabrication artists Sierra Schafer, Sophie Skillbred, and Jonah Eslinger. Each house, bridge, and steeple is hand-painted and made from upcycled materials. Inspired by Who-ville, these illuminated floating islands hover over the boardwalk area.
Can Can Winter Wonderland will be open extended hours for the holidays. With kids being out of school we’re open every day Monday Dec 19th to Friday, Dec 23. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and then reopen again Monday, Dec 26 through New Year’s Eve. Looking into January, we will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day! See our upcoming holiday hours >
Winter Wonderland performances and amusements
Can Can is offering a smorgasbord of entertainment for guest enjoyment during the holidays!
Holiday Showcase with Queer Circus
Don’t miss this holiday showcase by resident visual performance artists from Silver Slipper Productions, aka Queer Circus, on Saturday, December 17th. This is a 21+ event starting at 9:00 PM. See event details
Holiday Photos with Buddy the Elf
Looking to get a fun holiday photo? Buddy the Elf and friends from the North Pole will be visiting Can Can Wonderland on Sunday, December 18th to take photos with everyone, all ages.This is FREE with paid admission to Can Can. See event details
Every Thursday evening we offer a bunch of good laughs at Open Mic Comedy. Hosted by Elise Cole, an Iranian-Jewish comedian from Saint Paul, MN, and 2018-2019 co-producer of the Minneapolis based showcase, People Of Comedy. See event details
Ugly Sweater Karaoke
Friday, December 23rd, the Snow Fairy will grace the Red Room stage and host an Ugly Sweater Karaoke Party. The Snow Fairy is the alter-ego of Silly Miss Tilly who is full of positive energy and fun. She makes everyone who sings with her shine like a star. See event details
New Year’s Eve Bash
Closing out the holiday season with a grand finale of the year and a fitting theme of Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk New Year’s Eve. Countdown to 2023 dressed in your best Steampunk or Dystopian/Future Fantasy costume. Aerialists, stilt walkers, go go dancers, drag performances, glitter bars, mermaids, fire performances, dance music by DJ Freddy Fresh and live music by All The Pretty Horses. It’ll be gorgeous and epic fun. Purchase Pre-sale Tickets via EventBrite