The Loop Ice Carnival
returns for another year of frosty fun as well as a few new surprises. All the best parts — the frozen turkey bowling (now with vegetarian turkeys), the ice slides, the zip line and the carnival rides — are back again. (The painted wooden photo stands have been up for most of January, so don't worry, they're also back again.) Most of the local restaurants and businesses will have specials throughout the carnival, which takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (January 18 and 19) in the Delmar Loop (5900 to 6600 blocks of Delmar Boulevard, University City; www.visittheloop.com
). Admission is free, but some events require a small fee.