They lined the streets in good numbers waiting for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Grand Day parade to arrive. The temps during the parade was around 23-25 F degrees. The parade lasted almost two hours. The crowd was very into the festivities and enjoying what was on display. Speaking with my mother about the past parades, she told me the winter carnival parades used to run three or more hours long. You gotta love Minnesotians for standing outside, in freezing temps for hours, watching a parade pass by.