Rice Park, located in downtown Saint Paul, is a popular local gathering place that features a gorgeous central fountain, popular winter festival, and ice rink across the street. There is also an onsite bandstand and fun sculptures of Peanuts characters throughout.
There are several regular concerts, festivals, and events here, the biggest being WinterFest. During this event, there are ice sculptures, parades, ice bars, family fun nights, holiday markets, and much more. Mid-November to mid-February sees the opening of the Wells Fargo WinterSkate rink in the Landmark Plaza, as well.
Rice Park offers 'tranquility amidst the hustle and bustle of the city' and is surrounded by several iconic Saint Paul buildings, including the historic Landmark Center, Ordway Center, and Saint Paul Public Library (James J. Hill Reference Library).