Winter Carnival Coronation

The coronation was an exciting and fun event. It is a BIG event that takes a very large number of staff and volunteers to make it happen. Several hundred people attended including representatives from local festivals as well as from around Minnesota and other states. It was fun meeting the ambassadors from other areas and learning about their festivals. We enjoyed seeing all the fashions and costumes from queens, princesses, Klondike Kate’s and more, lots of sparkle!! The program started with welcoming and acknowledging past royal families and guests, next was thanking and paying tribute to the outgoing 2022 Royal Family as they turn their reigns over to the 2023 family. Then came the excitement of announcing the 2023 Royal Family princes, King, princesses and Queen.  After much suspense we were thrilled when IGH’s Liv Swenson was crowned Aurora, Queen of the Snows 2023. Liv is the perfect choice with her love for the Carnival and her family’s many many years of involvement in the Winter Carnival plus the Inver Grove Heights Scholarship program. Liv served as IGH junior royalty in 2013 and princess in 2016. Former Minnesota Viking, Leo Lewis was crowned the 86th King Boreas, King of Snow and Ice. Vulcanus Rex, King of Fire and his Vulcan Krewe did show up but left Boreas and his winter family alone for now. He promised to return in 10 days to overthrow Boreas’s reign of cold, ice and snow and bring warmth back to St. Paul.To everyone involved in putting this event on, well done!! Great job! 


Miss Princess 2023