Goodbye 2022. Hello 2023 – 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 2023. Here’s what’s going on in the Twin Cities area for New Years Eve 2022. 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.

All Ages Twin Cities New Years Eve Celebrations - 2022

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.

A family dance party featuring Zumba with Kiyomi  ending with a countdown to noon.  Kids will receive glowsticks and noise makers.

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

Greet the new year testing your detective skills with Sherlock Holmes during this family weekend at the Minnesota History Center.

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

Bring along s’mores supplies to roast by the fire, while you get out sledding one last time in 2022. Some sleds and roasting sticks available; bring your own if you are able. Dress to be outdoors.

Ring in the “Noon” Year and celebrate with a DJ dance party, mid-day countdowns, and special crafts! Included with general admission.

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 2023. Then take a magical walk to explore and play in the winter woods.

Two girls standing by Lowry Nature Center sign in the winter

Bring the kids to this special Open Gym time for kids if ALL ages (18 months to 18 years). No need to pre-register for open gyms. This is a family event and a parent must be present.

Happy New Year IGM Gymnastics Open Gym! Kids of all ages are welcome! *Ages 18 months to 18 years. December  31st 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Cost: $10 or $20 for 3 or more siblings. 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. 12117 Riverwood Dr. Burnsville MN 55337. 952-898-3889.

Greet the new year with family ice  skating, including a DJ, games and a balloon drop to end the afternoon of fun. There are a limited number of rental skates available, so bring your own if you have them.

End 2022 with a snowshoe hike through the grounds of Eastman Nature Center. Hike is guided and equipment will be provided, but dress for outdoors.

Exterior of Eastman Nature Center in Dayton MN

Enjoy skating, music, glowsticks and some giveaways as you countdown to 2023.

Skaters warming by the firepit at the Central Park Ice Loop in Maple Grove, Minnesota

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.

Eagan: New Year's Eve Party - SOLD OUT

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. 

Shoreview: New Year's Eve Party

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 roast marshmallows and warm up while you sip cocoa.

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. Other family fun includes kid-friendly games, a luminary craft, a photo booth, live music, countdowns at 8, 9 and 10 p.m., and a toast with  sparkling apple juice at 10pm.

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 2023.

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

East Entrance of Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America in Bloomington Minnesota

Spend New Year’s Eve at Nickelodeon Universe. Fun starts at 6pm. Countdown at 10pm.

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

Control the NYE clock and set your own pace with an in demand Live Stream countdown with Koo Koo Kanga Roo.

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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