Updated Dec 19, 2022 - Things to Do

18 New Year’s Eve events in the Twin Cities to ring in 2023

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See ya, 2022: It’s time to celebrate the new year.

  • Here are 18 things to add to your New Years Eve itinerary, including dance parties, fancy dinners and kid-friendly activities.

🪩 For the partier:

  • Check out the Beyoncé Disco party in St. Paul ('cause we like to party). Suggested dress code: Anything sparkly. $15+
  • Go back in time at First Avenue’s ‘80s NYE dance party, or head next door to 7th Street Entry’s ‘90s celebration. $15+
  • Rock until midnight at Birch’s on the Lake’s NYE party in Long Lake, starring the ‘70s Magic Sunshine Band. Tickets include a drink, party favors and champagne at midnight. $40+

🥂 For the foodie:

  • Enjoy a five-course dinner and a show at the Dakota in Minneapolis, with live music by jazz/blues band Davina and The Vagabonds. $140
  • Celebrate in style with Four Seasons restaurant Mara's five-course dinner. Includes champagne. $195
  • NYE is the last day to visit Erte & The Peacock Lounge before it permanently closes. The Northeast Minneapolis restaurant is going out in style with a three-course meal and champagne toast. $80

🧒 For the whole family:

  • Explore a giant ice palace at Fountain Hill Winery in Delano. The three-story castle includes tunnels, slides, towers and bridges. Expect fire dancers and fireworks at the winery’s New Year’s Eve celebration. $11+
  • Count down to noon at Inver Grove Heights' indoor pool party. $8+
  • Bounce through Woodbury's sports center filled with inflatables, moonwalks and obstacle courses. The "new year" countdown is at 8:45pm. $12
  • Party on Dec. 30 at Sparklerama, a family-friendly NYE celebration with live music and crafts at the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul. $18

🎰 For those feeling lucky:

  • Place your bets at Minneapolis Cider Company’s Casino Night, with 17 tables of blackjack, poker and more. All games are free (no actual gambling allowed), but players can win money. $35
  • Bust a move at Mystic Lake Casino's NYE party, featuring live entertainment on multiple stages, champagne toasts and games all night. Free entry.

🌲 For the outdoorsy:

  • Celebrate early with a guided hike through Eastman Nature Center during Maple Grove’s NYE Sunset Snowshoe. $6
  • Follow a candlelit trail through the woods, search for wildlife and roast s'mores from 5pm-9pm at Woodlake Nature Center in Richfield. Free.
  • Walk the grounds and explore the winter lights at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Countdown celebrations are at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. $15+

☀️For the early celebrators:

  • Fuel up at The Bad Waitress Diner’s Disco Brunch from 10:30am to2:30pm, featuring ‘70s and early ‘80s tunes. Free entry.
  • Pryes Brewing Company is hosting a Jurassic Park Drag Brunch at 11am and 2pm. Does that mean drag dinosaurs? Who knows. $17.
  • Lady Gaga Drag Brunch returns to Union Rooftop. Performances are at 10am, 12:30pm and 3pm. $17.

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