Goodbye 2023. Hello 2024 – New Year’s Eve Twin Cities Family Events

Best wishes in the New Year from Family Fun Twin Cities. Let’s celebrate an unforgettable year as we head into 2024. Here’s what’s going on in the Twin Cities area for New Years Eve 2023. None of these events go to midnight, so parents can still have some grown up fun or get to bed early – whatever works for you.

We recommend that you call ahead and pre-register when possible so you have the most up-to-date information.

crowd of people in costumes at the Game Show Studio

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Game Show Studio is a 60-minute immersive game show experience led by our trained hosts and producers! You’ll enjoy three fun-filled games in a Hollywood-style studio while you compete against friends, family, or coworkers.
Price Starting at $39.95/ticket

All Ages Twin Cities New Years Eve Celebrations - 2023

Minnesota Children’s Museum’s annual kid-friendly New Year’s celebration. Ticket includes museum admission and New Year’s fun, including dancing, music, party favors and kid-friendly activities and crafts.

Edina: Family New Year's Eve Party

Play at Adventure Peak, dance to a DJ, watch a magician and get some family photos in a photo booth. Two sessions available. 

Edinborough Park - Adventure Peak Indoor Playground

A fun pool party with dancing, family-friendly games, and crafts, ending with a special countdown to Noon!

Grove Aquatic Center at Veterans Memorial Community Center

A FREE Dance Party at Como Zoo. Make crafts, paint your face, take selfies, play games, dance, and countdown to noon. There will also be zookeeper and gardener talks, animal programs and the Sparky Show!

Como Zoo in the Winter
Snow Leopard. Many of Como's Animals LOVE Winter

All ages fun includes a DJ, snacks, games and a balloon drop. Registration is required and an adult must stay with child.

Sing up as a group of 2-6 people. Your group will be provided with a sled, shelter, auger, bait and rods and you’ll receive instruction and safety tips before heading out to fish.

Ice Fishing
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Bring along s’mores supplies to roast by the fire, while you get out sledding one last time in 2023. Some sleds and roasting sticks available; bring your own if you are able. Dress to be outdoors.

Family fun on the ice with music and refreshments at the ROC. Free to attend. Skate rental extra.


Dress to be outdoors. Participants will practice campfire building and make s’mores one last time before 2024. Then take a magical walk to explore and play in the winter woods.

Two girls standing by Lowry Nature Center sign in the winter

Play games and roast marshmallows, add to the gratitude tree and share your new year’s hopes with the universe.

End 2023 with a naturalist led campfire at Eastman Nature Center. Participants can write down things they are happy to end with 2023 and burn the paper and write resolutions on rocks to take home.

Exterior of Eastman Nature Center in Dayton MN

Greet the new year with an all-ages skate at Bloomington Ice Garden. The event will include skating music and a countdown at 6:30pm. Food and beverages available for purchases. Skate rental included in admission.

Geared toward kids ages 3-7, this afternoon New Year’s Eve celebration includes:

  • Fun inflatables
  • Huge moonwalks
  • Obstacle courses
  • Picture bingo
  • Family ice skating
  • Great music
  • Kids crafts
  • A photo booth
  • A countdown to end the afternoon.

A family-friendly outdoor New Year’s Eve Party will be from 5–8 p.m. Activities include hiking, snowshoeing, candlelight ice skating, kicksledding, sledding (bring your own sled), and skiing. There will be a toasty bonfires with free cocoa and s’mores stations. The ball drops at 7:59 p.m. 

Kids can bounce around on inflatables, swim in the indoor waterpark, run around the indoor playground, get their face painted, play bingo and make crafts. Limited to 250 people. Walk-ins will be accepted until capacity is reached.

Tropical Adventures Play Area at Shoreview Community Center, Shoreview Minnesota

Richfield: Candlelight and ice

Walk a trail lit by hundreds of luminaries — maybe you’ll see wildlife. Then warm up by a bonfire and participate in indoor activities. Food available to purchase.

Chaska: Winter Lights Family New Year’s Eve Party at the Arboretum

Families are invited to celebrate the new year with a stroll through the Arboretum’s Winter Lights display. Family-friendly games, crafts, a photo booth, and more. Countdowns at 5, 6 and 7pm and at 8, 9 and 10 pm.

Weeping Willow Sensory Garden at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Winter Lights Show in Chaska, Minnesota

M Health Fairview Sports Center will be filled with inflatables, moonwalks, obstacle courses, bingo, ice skating, DJ Concert, crafts and a photo booth. Door prize drawings at 8:30 p.m. followed by the big countdown to 2024.

Celebrate at Eden Prairie’s Outdoor Center with nature-themed activities, like a bonfire with s’mores, crafts, storytelling, hiking and stargazing.

Activities will include skating or open hockey on the outdoor OVAL, indoor arena skating, bounce house, magician and more! A perfect fun night for the whole family!

Skaters, including Goldy Gopher, at Roseville OVAL in Roseville, Minnesota

Our Twin Cities Guide to the Best Sledding Hills offers several suggestions for hills that are lit for evening sledding, including:

  • Prairie Knoll Park, 14800 Prairie Road, Andover, MN 55304
  • George Enloe Park, 631 Lund Boulevard, Anoka, MN 55303
  • North Lions Park, 6100 Kentucky Ave N., Crystal, MN 55428
  • Valley Place Park, 6822 32nd Ave N, Crystal, MN 55427
  • Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75 S. Winthrop St. Saint Paul, MN 55119. Lighted until 9pm
  • Civic Center Park, New Hope, MN 55427
  • French Regional Park, 12605 Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN 55441

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