The annual "Snow Day in the Park" welcomed residents to an eventful and family- friendly day. 

New Ulm Parks and Recreation held the event Saturday afternoon. Fun activities and wonderful weather were present, which resulted in a successful event. 

The event included horse-drawn rides, ice skating, and the opportunity to buy hot cider and a s'mores pack.

Recreation Assistant Joey Schugel said some of the activities cost a few dollars but for good reason.
"Our goal in New Ulm Park and Rec is to keep fees as low as possible," said Schugel. "If they bring their own skates they can enjoy the fun and activities for free."

The event charged $2.25 to rent skates. Visitors were able to purchase a $5 package, which included the carriage ride, apple cider and s'mores. 

"We do bring in the horse drawn sleigh rides and do charge a fee for that," said Schugel. "We're just covering costs that way."

Many families came out to enjoy the fun-filled day and share fun moments like falling on the ice.

Visitor Erik Setterholm and his family attended the event and enjoyed the horse drawn carriage rides.

"It's one of those days where finally this works out, that there's enough snow and cold weather," said Setterholm. "That we can have a little fun and enjoy a little bit of Minnesota winter." 

A German folklore group called the Narren, attended the event with fun activities of their own, like their ice cube and Narren Key Hunt. The group played a huge part in New Ulm's history.

Schugel said he is just happy to see everyone else having a great time.

" It's just nice to see the family together and gaining an enhanced sense of community," said Schugel. 

The event expanded on its event by welcoming the Narren group this year. However, they hope to have more fun and families in the near future.