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Winter Carnival Princess

The Queen of the Snows Candidate program offers women an exciting and unique opportunity to participate in the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The Candidate program runs from middle of November thru the end of January with coronation landing at the end of January. The Queen of the Snows program is open to all women. There are no restrictions with regard to marital status, dependents, place of residence or employment status. The minimum age requirement is 21 (and a high school graduate), by Coronation day.


Candidates are encouraged to run based upon their appropriateness as ambassadors of goodwill for the Winter Carnival and the City of Saint Paul. Qualifications include good interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to the time/energy/monetary requirements that are necessary to fulfill the one-year term as a Queen or Princess.

Candidate Applications are due:

2023 Queen of the Snows Candidate Application deadline has passed. Please check back August of 2023, for the updated application!

If you have any questions or concerns about the QOS program or Winter Carnival, you may contact us at Or you can check out our Facebook page - Queen of the Snows Candidates for questions and up to date information.

Ambassadors of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival 

The Ambassadors of the St. Paul Festival & Heritage Foundation 

  • Pre-Carnival Candidate Dinner showcasing the Queen of Snows Candidates

  • Pre-Carnival Fashion Show in honor of the Reigning Queen of Snows

  • Carnival Hospitality for Royalty, special visiting guests, and Uniformed Group Members

  • Clothing the Ladies of the Royal Family with their official wardrobe

  • Pin sales

  • Charitable donations throughout the year

  • Monthly Socials



Organized in 1960 as a Women’s Division, membership was only open to the wives of Winter Carnival Royalty and volunteers. Their purpose was mainly one of providing hospitality and a feminine touch to Carnival activities. As the years progressed, so did the organization and its focus. The organization’s programming evolved from the simple hosting duties of an event and activity coordination.

Membership is open to the public, and currently is the only group within the Winter Carnival that does not require membership in past royal family for admittance.

If you would like to become a member, fill out the membership form and submit to the address on the form. 

See the SPFHF Ambassadors website for more information.

Winter Carnival Volunteer

We're thrilled you want to be a part of the St. Paul Winter Carnival! With over 750 volunteer shifts that need to be filled by people like you, the Winter Carnival could not be the success that it is without your involvement.

There are a variety of both indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities available - sign up now before your spot is taken!
Learn about how to get more involved here: 

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