New Years Eve — 2018 Twin Cities Family Events

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Best wishes in the New Year from Family Fun Twin Cities. Here’s what’s going on in the Twin Cities for New Years Eve 2018!

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A New Year Celebration | Alexander Ramsey House, St. Paul
Date/Time: Fri., Dec 21, 2018 @ 7-9pm; and Fri., Dec 28, 2018 @ 7-9pm
Cost: $20 adults, $10 ages 5-17
Details: Victorian-inspired New Year celebration with food, music, dancing, and games. Families can explore the Ramsey House and find hands-on activities on each floor.

Pre-New Year’s Eve Party | Edinborough Park, Edina
Date/Time: Fri., Dec 28, 2018 @ 5–8pm
Cost: $10.50 plus tax per pre-registered child, $11.50/day of, adults free
Details: Ring in the New Year with music, face painting, hats, a photo booth and admission to Adventure Peak.

Year End Family Extravaganza | Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Date/Time: Fri., Dec 28, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: FREE
Details: Ring in the New Year with friends, family and neighbors at Midtown’s big Family Friday bash featuring the Roe Family Singers and fun family activities.

Free Crafts for Kids – New Year’s Mask | Lakeshore Learning
Date/Time: Fri., Dec 29, 2018 @11:00am-3:00pm
Cost: FREE
Details: Create a mask to wear to your New Year’s festivities. Ages 3+.

Noon Year’s Eve Party | Rum River Library, Anoka
Date/Time: Fri., Dec 29, 2018 @11:30am-12:30pm
Cost: FREE
Details: Ring in the New Year early with stories, songs, dancing, and crafts. You won’t need to stay up late to have fun, but space is limited.

New Year’s Resolutions | Eastman Nature Center

Details: Drop in and create two resolution rocks, one for you and one for the earth. 

Year-End Bonfire and Kicksleds | Lowry Nature Center, Victoria
Date/Time: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018 @ 2:30-4 pm
Cost: $5
Details: “Toast” the new year with marshmallows over a bonfire and kicksledding.

Night Before New Year’s Eve Party | Nokomis Community Center, Minneapolis
Date/Time: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018 @ 5:30-8 pm
Cost:  Donations asked at the door
Details:  A family friendly event that includes fun for all ages!

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Noon Year’s Confetti Dance Party | Como Zoo & Conservatory, St Paul
Time: 10am – 1pm (Also on Tuesday, January 1st)
Details: Come for games, dancing and music from the DJs of the Kidsdance. There will be noise-maker making, special animal enrichment, zoo keeper talks, giveaways, and a countdown to noon when hundreds of beach balls will be dropped from the ceiling.

Noon Year’s Eve Family Storytime | Park Grove Library, Cottage Grove
Time: 11:30am-12pm
Details: Celebrate the new year with a special storytime: sing, talk, read, write, and play together. Countdown to noon. Kids are welcome to dress fancy. Family event, teared toward ages 0-8. 

Happy Noon Year | Club Prior, Prior Lake Library
Time: 11:30am-12:15pm
Details: Make noise makers, enjoy fun activities, and boogie the morning away before counting down to noon. Best for ages 1-5 and their families.

Noon Year’s Eve Party | R.H. Stafford Library, Woodbury
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Details: Read stories, sing, dance, and craft before counting down to noon. This event is intended for children ages 2-5, but all are welcome. No registration required. 

Noon Year’s Eve Party | Columbia Heights Library
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Details: Count down to 12 noon with stories, crafts, games, and an apple juice toast. For kids 5 and under. Siblings welcome. Registration not required.

New Year’s Eve Sledding and S’mores  | Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington
Time: 12-4pm
Details: Bring your own s’mores to roast by a fire or warm up inside with free hot cocoa. Limited supply of sleds and roasting sticks available. Free and open to all ages.

Noon Year’s Eve Party | Northtown Library, Blaine
Time:  2-3pm
Details: Ring in the New Year early with stories, songs, dancing, and crafts. You won’t need to stay up late to have fun, but space is limited.

New Year’s Count Down | Whittier Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Time: 3-5pm
Details: Music, hors d’oeuvres, games and crafts, count down and resolutions. Participants are encouraged to dress up.

Hogwarts Yule Ball | Club Prior, Prior Lake Library
Time: 4pm-5:30pm
Details: Join Professors Snape, McGonagall, Trelawney, Dumbledore, and Sprout for a full evening of Hogwarts shenanigans. Best for ages 10-18.

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebration | Afton Alps, Hastings
Time: 6pm – 9:30pm
Details:  Entertainment by the Teddy Bear Band, facepainting, lifts open until 9 pm, torchlight parade, fireworks. Note: NYE festivities are FREE (but fees apply for skiing, snowboarding, and rentals. See the link here for rates.)

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New Year’s Eve Celebration 2018 | Maple Grove Community Center
Time:  2:00-6:00 pm
Cost: $9.30
Details: Entertainment by Jack and Kitty • Inflatables, Crafts, Games, Face Painting, Ice Skating, Maze • Balloon Drop at 5:45 pm

New Year’s Eve on Ice | Roseville Skating Center
Time: 2:30 – 10pm
Cost: $8 admission or admission 
Details: Skate indoors and out on the OVAL plus a magic show, inflatable bouncer, face painting and a countdown at 9:30pm with favors

New Year’s Eve in the Wild | Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan
Time: 5-8pm .
Cost: $5/pp at the door. Ages 3 & under are free.
Details: Enjoy candlelight hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding (bring your own equipment), bonfires, and a ball drop at the Visitor Center.

New Year’s Eve Celebration | Silverwood Park, St Anthony
Time: 5:30 – 7pm
Cost: $5/pp, discounted 20% for groups of 4+
Details: Spend NYE creating a festive hat, visiting the photo booth with family, and roasting marshmallows. Reservations required.

Candlelight & Ice: New Year’s Eve at Wood Lake | Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield
Time: 6 – 9pm
Cost: $5/pp, no pre-registration required
Details: Celebrate the New Year at Wood Lake. Follow a candlelit trail a walking trail through the trees, roast marshmallows over a fire and warm up inside with hot cocoa. Crafts, games and more.

Family New Year’s Eve Party | HealthEast Sports Center, Woodbury
Time: 6 – 9pm
Cost: $10/pp pre-registered or $12 at the door if available, under 3 admitted free (historically sells out)
Details: Recommended for families with children under 12 to celebrate with games, moonwalks, obstacle courses, ice skating, music and more. Door prize drawing will be held at 8:30 p.m. followed by the big countdown to 2019.

Sparklerama New Year’s Eve Party | Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul
Time:  6 – 9 pm
Cost: Tickets $15 for non-members; $8 for members
Details: Enjoy Live music, Art projects, Light refreshments, Beach ball balloon drop at 8 p.m. and full access to the museum.
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