Seeking out a few places to celebrate New Year’s Eve before the little ones crash? Here are a few ideas of where to party before bedtime:
Re’ZOO’lution: Como Zoo’s Noon Year’s Celebration
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
December 31, 2013 & January 1, 2014
10am – 1pm; FREE!
Ring in the New Year with two kid-friendly celebration at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Visitor Center. Radio Disney will provide live entertainment on 12/31; KidsDance performs 1/1. There will also be crafts, dancing, giveaways, animal talk and a special ball drop at noon!
Toddler Tuesdays: New Year’s Eve Toddler Bash
Mall of America
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
10am – noon; FREE!
The longtime Toddler Tuesdays program gears up for the New Year this week at their regular timeslot with treats, party favors and a toddler countdown at noon. For older partygoers, Nickelodeon Universe is hosting a Moonlight Circus from 6pm – midnight. It appears the ball drop, games and live entertainment are free; add an unlimited ride wristband for (significantly) more ($30.99).
Wells Fargo WinterSkate
Landmark Plaza, 75 5th St, St. Paul
Open New Year’s Eve until 1am
Free skating, skate rental $2 or free with
Wells Fargo bank card
Skate into the New Year in beautiful Rice Park, Downtown St. Paul.
New Year’s Eve ‘Ohana Lū’au
Minnesota Children’s Museum
Tuesday, December 31 • 5 – 9 p.m.
Celebrate this New Year’s Eve at the Minnesota Children’s Museum, Hawaiian style. Dance to live music from Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade, create your own lei, construct a one-of-a-kind sand castle, and countdown to our 8 p.m. beach ball drop. Dress up in Hawaiian attire if desired. Registration is recommended; space is limited. A party meal (sandwich, drink, carrots, fruit & cookie) is available for $4 plus tax per person from 5 – 8.45pm.
Candlelight and Ice
Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Dr., Richfield
Tuesday, December 31, 6 – 9pm